Mary Ruth Chandler

Female8 May 1941–6 April 2001

Brief Life History of Mary Ruth

When Mary Ruth Chandler was born on 8 May 1941, in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States, her father, Augustus Chandler, was 38 and her mother, Eva Subena Summers, was 32. She died on 6 April 2001, in Bedford, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Johnny Wayne Shannon
1935–2018
Mary Ruth Chandler
1941–2001

Sources (9)

  • Mary Ruth Chandler, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Mary R Shannon, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Mary Ruth Shannon, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 8

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 17

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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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