Roma Olive Chandler

17 April 1926–24 November 1979 (Age 53)
Walton, Morris-Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Roma Olive

When Roma Olive Chandler was born on 17 April 1926, in Walton, Morris-Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, Edward Francis 'Frank' Chandler, was 42 and her mother, Hattie Moffatt, was 38. She married Lorne Victor Acheson on 7 July 1951, in Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. She died on 24 November 1979, in Markdale, Grey Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 53, and was buried in Grey Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Lorne Victor Acheson
Roma Olive Chandler
Marriage: 7 July 1951

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1951Parkhill, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (4)

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born
    Age 8
    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election
    Age 17
    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
    1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike
    Age 29
    From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

    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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