Hiram W. Chandler

Male31 December 1817–13 August 1896

Brief Life History of Hiram W.

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.

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Hiram W. Chandler
Abigail Soule Peterson
Marriage: 15 December 1840
Abby Emmons Chandler
Ella W. Chandler
Jennie E. Chandler

Sources (26)

  • Hiram W Chandler, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Hiram W. Chandler, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hiram W Chandler, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1840Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 3

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 29

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

    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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