Fred Lawrence Chandler Sr.

22 August 1895–17 May 1954 (Age 58)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Fred Lawrence

When Fred Lawrence Chandler Sr. was born on 22 August 1895, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Floyd Watson Chandler, was 18 and his mother, Anna Laura Facemyer, was 13. He married Rada Jane Hively on 23 December 1923, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Elk District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 May 1954, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Fred Lawrence Chandler Sr.
Rada Jane Hively
Marriage: 23 December 1923
Fred Lawrence Chandler Jr.

Spouse and Children

23 December 1923
Raleigh, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Floyd Watson Chandler





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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 3

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 17

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)

  • Fred S Chandler in household of Floyd W Chandler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred L Chandler in household of Head Floyd W Chandler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred L Chander, "United States Census, 1930"

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