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Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, KS

Garnett Cemetery, in Garnett, KS in Anderson County, was opened in 1857. As of 2019, there were 10 Chandlers interred in this cemetery. Two members of CFA DNA Group 9 are highlighted below, based on photos and information provided by Lois Chandler. Brothers Bradford and Louis were both born in Algonquin, IL. Their parents are highlighted on the Chandler Graves – Illinois page.

Bradford and Maxine Chandler

Photo of Lois Chandler’s parents’ grave, Maxine Viola (Stutesman) and Bradford Chandler, located in Garnett Cemetery.

Mother, Maxine V, 1913-1973
Father, Bradford, 1886-1957

Louis E. Chandler, Garnett, KS

Lois Chandler provided this photo of her uncle’s grave located in Garnett Cemetery in Garnett, Kansas. This family is in CFA DNA Group 9.

B: Oct 4, 1877
D: Feb 7, 197

Lois Chandler

May 14, 2019

Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, KS

The first Chandlers of CFA DNA Group 7B are interred in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan (Riley County), Kansas. After migrating from northwestern Pennsylvania in the mid-1880’s, George Henry Chadwick Chandler and his wife, Cynthia Panina (Hepler) Chandler, settled their 3 oldest children, Myra, Ivy and Roy, onto a large plot of farmland in northern Manhattan, KS. Shortly thereafter, their 4th child, Berta, was born. The 3 girls married local men, while their only son married a young woman from North Carolina (Verona Belle Estes).

George was known as a generous man, giving some of his land for a local school to be built (Rocky Ford Schoolhouse), which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Roy eventually took over the farm while his parents moved into “town”.

George Henry “Chadwick” and Cynthia Panina (Hepler) Chandler

George was born 11 Jan 1853 in Porter Township, Penn, and died 27 May 1945 in Manhattan, KS. He married Cynthia Panina Hepler 27 Jul 1876 in Hawthorne, Penn, daughter of Jeremiah Hepler and Sarah. She was born 15 Feb 1854 in Rimrsburge, Penn, and died 18 Aug 1945 in Manhattan, KS.

George Henry Chandler
B: Jan 11, 1853
D: May 27, 1945

Cynthia Panina Hepler Chandler
B: Feb 14, 1854
D: Aug 18, 1945

Roy Grant and Verona Belle (Estes) Chandler

Roy was born 19 June 1882 in Clarion, Penn and died 14 January 1978 in Manhattan, KS. He married Verona Belle Estes, daughter of Madison Estes and Emoline Moore of Caldwell County, NC.

Roy Grant Chandler and Verona Belle Estes Chandler
Roy: B Jun 29, 1883; D Jan 14, 1978
Belle: B Feb 2, 1889; D Feb 27, 1974