Malvina Chandler

17 November 1828–20 July 1896 (Age 67)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Malvina

When Malvina Chandler was born on 17 November 1828, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Chandler, was 40 and her mother, Hepsibah Boynton, was 35. She married William Artemus Wright on 11 May 1851, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 20 July 1896, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Artemus Wright
Malvina Chandler
Marriage: 11 May 1851
Herbert A Wright
Ida Melvina Wright

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11 May 1851
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Herbert A Wright



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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Melvina Wright in household of William A Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Malvina Chandler in household of Hepzibah Chandler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvina Wright in household of William A Wright, "United States Census, 1880"

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