Shirley Denver Chandler

23 February 1907–9 October 1994 (Age 87)
Crenshaw, Alabama, United States

The Life of Shirley Denver

When Shirley Denver Chandler was born on 23 February 1907, in Crenshaw, Alabama, United States, his father, James Walton Chandler, was 24 and his mother, Maggie Tabitha Weed, was 21. He married Boncile Galloway on 20 November 1932, in Coffee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Covington, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 11 Bullock and Host, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 9 October 1994, in Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Covington, Alabama, United States.

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Shirley Denver Chandler
Boncile Galloway
Marriage: 20 November 1932
Dykes Durrell Chandler
Imogene Francis "Jean" Chandler
Jerry Chandler

Spouse and Children

20 November 1932
Coffee, Alabama, United States



    Imogene Francis "Jean" Chandler


    Jerry Chandler


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 5

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Denver Chandler in household of Elonza Annie Galloway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley Chandler in household of James W Chandler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Denver Chandler in household of Walter Chandler, "United States Census, 1920"

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