Jessie Oliver Chandler

16 December 1899–29 August 1980 (Age 80)
Center, Shelby, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Jessie Oliver

When Jessie Oliver Chandler was born on 16 December 1899, in Center, Shelby, Texas, United States, his father, Wesley Eli 'Bud' Chandler, was 37 and his mother, Mary Eliza Lovelady, was 21. He married Mary Pearl Heflin on 7 September 1918, in Shelby, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Shelby, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 August 1980, in Kirbyville, Jasper, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Center, Shelby, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jessie Oliver Chandler
Mary Pearl Heflin
Marriage: 7 September 1918
Mary Louise Chandler
Hershel Hubert Chandler
Hoyel Pearl Chandler
Doyel Edward Chandler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1918Shelby, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 2
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 24
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (14)

    • Jesse Oliver Chandler in entry for Chandler, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Jesse Chandler in household of Ben Chandler, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Jessie Oliver Chandler, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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