William Theophilus Chandler

Male1852–

Brief Life History of William Theophilus

When William Theophilus Chandler was born in 1852, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Evan Chandler, was 39 and his mother, Eleanor J Norwood, was 36. He lived in Newton, Newton, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Jackson, Louisiana, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

James Evan Chandler
1813–1880
Eleanor J Norwood
1816–1866
John Franklin Chandler Sr.
1833–1869
James W Chandler
1844–1934
Francine Chandler
1846–
Nancy Emily Chandler
1855–1891
Son Chandler
1863–
Mary Ellen Chandler
1835–1882
Elizabeth Jane Chandler
1836–1921
Samuel Nelson Chandler
1839–1914
Margaret Caroline Chandler
1840–1901
Susan Chandler
1841–1930
Malachi Wymon Chandler Sr.
1842–1900
Drusilla Chandler
1844–1886
Sarah Clara Chandler
1848–
Fletcher Chandler
1849–1924
William Theophilus Chandler
1852–
George Alexander Chandler Sr.
1856–1922
Hellon C. Chandler
1859–

Sources (1)

  • William Chandler in household of James E Chandler, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

1863

Age 11

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

1886

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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