Ira Thomas Chandler

11 March 1892–24 October 1964 (Age 72)
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ira Thomas

When Ira Thomas Chandler was born on 11 March 1892, in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, James R Chandler, was 41 and his mother, Malissa Ellen Cornell, was 30. He married Audrey Elsie Turner in 1917. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Silver Creek, Greene, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 24 October 1964, in Cedarville, Greene, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Jamestown, Greene, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Thomas Chandler
Audrey Elsie Turner
Marriage: 1917
Stillborn Son Chandler
Lavrice Rodney Chandler
Pauline S Chandler
Ralph Chandler
Albert Leroy Chandler

Spouse and Children



    Stillborn Son Chandler


    Lavrice Rodney Chandler


    Pauline S Chandler


    Ralph Chandler



Parents and Siblings

    James R Chandler


    Malissa Ellen Cornell





    Febie L. Chandler


    Maggie Chandler



    Iva Mae Chandler


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Thomas A Chandler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Chandler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ira T Chandler in household of James R Chandler, "United States Census, 1900"

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