Chester Smith Chandler

17 September 1835–15 March 1905 (Age 69)
New York, United States

The Life of Chester Smith

When Chester Smith Chandler was born on 17 September 1835, in New York, United States, his father, Phineas Harris Chandler, was 48 and his mother, Anna Nurse ( Nourse), was 46. He married Tryphena Roselpha Kingsbury on 3 June 1862, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sioux Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Sioux Valley Township, Union, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 15 March 1905, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, United States.

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Chester Smith Chandler
Tryphena Roselpha Kingsbury
Marriage: 3 June 1862
Ida Louisa Chandler
Etta Maria Chandler
Earl R Chandler
Clara Belle Chandler
Chester Gleason Chandler
Emily May Chandler
Mabel J Chandler

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3 June 1862
New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (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 (3)

  • Chester S Chandler, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Chester Chandler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chester Chandler, "New York State Census, 1875"

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