Elizabeth Chandler

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Chandler was born on 31 July 1854, in Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Chandler, was 53 and her mother, Mary Jarvis, was 43. She married James Ephriam Toombs on 1 December 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Elko, Nevada, United States in 1900. She died on 20 September 1943, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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James Ephriam Toombs
Elizabeth Chandler
Marriage: 1 December 1873
Alvin James Toombs
Mary Annie Toombs
Elizabeth Toombs
Royal Chandler Toombs
Wallace Ray Toombs
Eva Trofine Toombs

Sources (17)

  • Elizabeth Chandler in household of Samuel Chandler, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Chandler, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Harriet Eliza Chandler, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


Historical Boundaries: 1869: Elko, Nevada, United States


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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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Elizabeth Chandler

Chandler, Elizabeth Elizabeth Chandler travelled from London to New York 5 May 1866 - 11 Jun 1866. Last Name CHANDLER First Name Elizabeth Age 11 Origin England Standard Surname Chandler Stand …

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