Zach Alexander Chandler

May 1880–1954 (Age 73)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Zach Alexander

When Zach Alexander Chandler was born in May 1880, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Alexander Bigelow Chandler, was 35 and his mother, Martha Jane Orcutt, was 33. He married Helena Bell Johnston on 20 August 1907, in Alpena, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ira Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Riley Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, at the age of 74.

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Zach Alexander Chandler
Helena Bell Johnston
Marriage: 20 August 1907
Percy William Chandler
Robert Chandler
Shirley Mae Chandler
Irving H Chandler

Spouse and Children

20 August 1907
Alpena, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Bigelow Chandler


    Martha Jane Orcutt




    Laura Ann Chandler


    Aravilla Martha Chandler


    Mary Irena Chandler


    Irma Chandler


    Samuel Philip Chandler


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 1

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Zac A Chandler in household of A B Chandler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zach Chandler in household of Alexander B Chandler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alexander Chandler, "United States Census, 1940"

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