Lois Chandler

6 July 1917–29 June 2010 (Age 93)
Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Chandler was born on 6 July 1917, in Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Clarence Chandler, was 22 and her mother, Lilly M Foote, was 22. She married Orrin Lore Andrew in May 1937, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. She lived in Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 29 June 2010, in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Cornelia, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Orrin Lore Andrew
Lois Chandler
Marriage: May 1937

Spouse and Children

May 1937
Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Vonda Chandler


    Mildred Chandler


    Kay Chandler



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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

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.

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)

  • Lois Andrews in household of Orrin L Andrews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lois A Andrew, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Lois A Chandler Andrew, "Find A Grave Index"

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