When Hiram W. Chandler was born on 31 December 1817, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Chandler, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Winsor, was 31. He married Abigail Soule Peterson on 15 December 1840, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 13 August 1896, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
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.