|Asa Crawford Chandler (1891-1958), biologist
Chandler Family of Prairie, Mississippi
Chandler Plantation, home of Thomas and Mary Chandler, was location of death of General Stonewall Jackson
Chandler Politicians listed at PoliticalGraveyard.com
|Originally called Stillwater, the town name was changed to Chandler after Alfonso Chandler who owned most of the property in the area and worked to bring the railroad through.
–Ann Hall, Mayor of Chandler, Texas (in email to Thom Chandler)”The first record of a white family in the Chandler area is that of Alphonso H. Chandler and his wife, the former Mary A. Brooks and their seven children. They came to the area in 1859 and settled about one mile north of the present day downtown Chandler.”
—History of Chandler, Chandler, Texas, websiteAlphonso H. Chandler’s lineage: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b abt 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1695 VA > John Chandler b 1726 > John Chandler b 1759 VA > Zachariah Chandler b 1780 NC
—CFA Lineages Database (CFALD)
|Chandlers of Chandlers Cove, North CarolinaDella “Dellie” Chandler Norton (1898-1993) – Appalachian Folk Singer
You can find more information by Googling “Dellie Norton”.%MCEPASTEBIN%There are also videos on YouTube which will allow you to listen to Dellie sing her old ballads and love songs.
|Dellie Chandler Norton was born in Madison County, North Carolina, in 1898. Dellie sang the old, unaccompanied ballads and love songs passed down from her family and other members of the community. Not only was she a singer, she was also a mentor to many in both her family and the wide community. Dellie was visited by scholars and music lovers and helped the younger generation learn and preserve the old ballads. In her later years, Dellie performed occasionally at festivals and in 1990 she was the recipient of a North Carolina Heritage Award. Dellie’s brother Lloyd (1896-1978), an itinerant Freewill Baptist preacher and musician, is also mentioned on this page, along with later generations of musicians. Folk Streams: Films
The younger generations of the Chandlers of Chandlers Cove are still performing. Dellie’s relative Sheila Kay Adams is a famous storyteller and performer, and Karen Sue Chandler Vilcinskas is also very active in keeping the mountain music alive. Read an article on the NPR website about the oral traditions that kept the mountain ballards alive.
|Dellie’s father was Martin Chandler b1872 NC, and her grandfather was Ezekiel Chandler b1830 NC. This family belongs to Genetic Chandler Family Group 7A.
Thanks to CFA member Kirk Chandler for the information on the Chandlers of Chandler Cove. Kirk says he wishes we could all experience a concert at The Church of the Little Flower in Chandler’s Cove.
|Charles Frederick Chandler, public health pioneer
Charles F. Chandler (1836–1925) was a pioneer in public health. His work with New York City’s Metropolitan Board of Health between 1867 and 1883 provided a model for health and environmental laws and regulatory agencies nationwide by monitoring food and drugs, providing free vaccinations, ensuring the safety of milk supplies, bringing clean water into the city, and enacting building codes with adequate provisions for indoor plumbing.Although Charles was preeminent as a sanitarian, he became equally famous as a consulting industrial chemist, a lucrative complement to his academic income.Chandler was also a genius at organizing the American chemical community. Charles was a prime mover in founding the American Chemical Society in 1876 and its Journal of the American Chemical Society. He served as president of the ACS in 1881 and 1889. He was elected the second chairman of the New York (later American) Section of the Society of Chemical Industry and was the first American to be chosen president of the London-based parent society (1899–1900).His younger brother William became a prominent figure in American chemistry as well.Source: www.chemheritage.orgA Biographical Memoir of Charles Charles Frederick Chandler
[Excerpt from “Biographical Memoir”] – His father, Charles Chandler, owned a dry-goods store in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which provided a modest living for the family. Their home was located at the corner of Third and Bush Streets, and there Charles passed his early life, in company with his sisters, Catherine and Mary, and his brother, William H., later Professor of Chemistry and President of Lehigh University.
Charles F. Chandler (Wikipedia)
|Charles Henry Chandler and Elwyn Francis Chandler, father and son –Charles Henry Chandler – professor, historian and author, father of Elwyn Francis Chandler, hydraulic and civil engineer (below).
After retirement as a college professor, Charles Henry Chandler began writing The History of New Ipswich New Hampshire 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families. Charles had almost finished the history at the time of his death; his son, Elwyn F. Chandler, completed the job and also authored other historical documents.
Elwyn Francis Chandler – hydraulic and civil engineer, teacher and author, son of Charles Henry Chandler, professor and historian (above)
Edmund Chandler born 1588 England – see DNA Group 13
Edna Chandler Walker (1908-1982) – author
Elizabeth Chandler (1807-1834) – poet, writer and aboltionist
Ernest Vivian Chandler, World Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champion
|Eva Carrington (1888-1979), British actress and model
Eva Carrington was the stage name of Evelyn Victoria Anne Chandler, born in Holborn, London, England to Walter Robert Carrington (aka Chandler) and Louisa Carrington. Eva’s sister Gladys Winifred Carrington was also an actress. “Although her father’s birth name was Chandler, by the time of the 1891 census the family was using the name ‘Carrington’.” — www.stagebeauty.net
Eva was a model for the artist James Whistler between 1898 and 1902, posing for a number of Whistler’s paintings and drawings. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Carrington
|Fehmer “Chick” Chandler, Actor and Vaudevillian (1905-1988)If you are old enough, Chick Chandler will probably look familiar to you from his numerous movie, television, and stage appearances in a long career. Search Brian’s Drive In Theatre for a photo of Chick Chandler. Your webmaster spotted Chick Chandler in the credits of an old Gene Autry television show episode.
|Florence Clyde Chandler, plant geneticist
|Florence Clyde Chandler (1901-1984) was a plant geneticist with a broad background in tree-breeding and the induction of polyploidy (the quality of having one or more extra sets of chromosomes) in flowering plants. Source: Encyclopedia of Arkansas
Florence’s Chandler line: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b c 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA >Joell Chandler b 1683 VA > Robert Chandler b 1720 VA > Bailey Chandler b 1751 VA > Abraham Chandler b 1780 SC > Samuel Graves Lafayette Chandler b 1830 GA > William Festus Chandler b1872 AR > Florence Clyde Chandler b1902 AR*
|Gene Chandler, recording artist (real name Eugene Dixon)
|Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon, July 6, 1937, Chicago, Illinois) is best known for his million-selling hits Duke of Earl and Groovy Situation. He had more than 30 chart hits and won numerous awards during his career.
|George Chandler, Judge
|George Chandler was born at Hermitage, Wyoming County, NY, on September 20, 1842. He was an attorney, Federal Judge, First Assistant Secretary of the Interior during the administration of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893), member of Congress, and Commissioner of General Land Office in Washington, D.C.
George W. Chandler (1832-1883) of Caswell County, NC – Last Will and Testament
|Harry Chandler (1864-1944)
Inventing L.A. – The Chandlers and Their Times – TV documentary, DVD, bookInventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times is the tale of the Chandlers’ reign over Los Angeles with the help of their mighty scepter, the Times, and their entwinement with politics, family feud, and fortune. This is truly the story of the building of one of the most famous, populated, and culturally rich cities in the world – the full documentary was archived by PBS, but DVD’s can still be found. Here’s a 3-minute clip, uploaded to YouTube by PBS.Harry Chandler built the iconic Hollywood sign in 1923 as an epic $21,000 billboard for his upscale Hollywoodland real estate development – hollywoodsign.org/.Read more about this family and their immigrant ancestor William born 1595 in England.
|Helen Chandler, Actress (1906-1965)
Helen Chandler was successful on Broadway before making her way to Hollywood. She is probably best remembered in her movie role as Mina Seward opposite Bela Lugosi in the 1931 version of Dracula. She was born in Charleston,South Carolina. Below are links to sites with photographs and biographical information.
Israel Chandler (born March 25, 1770) and Lydia Gilbert Chandler (born August 9, 1775) Family Bible – Newberry County Family Bible Records, South Carolina Genealogy Trails
Jeff Chandler, Movie Star – not really a Chandler at all!
Sir John Beals “J. B.” Chandler (1887–1962), Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia 1940-1952, businessman, radio entrepreneur and politician
Jon Chandler – Colorado musician, performer, story teller, author, song writer
Joseph Goodhue Chandler (1813-1884), American artist
|Kyle Chandler, American Actor, Producer, Director
Kyle Chandler played Joe, one of two brothers (whose characters coincidentally are named Chandler) who are the main characters in the film, “Manchester by the Sea,” released in 2016. The part of the second Chandler brother was played by Casey Affleck. The film was chosen by American Film Institute and National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016 (Wikipedia).Other credits include “Friday Night Lights,” a popular TV show that was on the air 2006-2011, and “Bloodline,” aired 2015-current (as of 2017). Visit the pages below to learn more about Kyle’s career and his Chandler ancestry.
Kyle Chandler’s ancestry: CFA Vice President Carol May found the link below. She wrote: If this web site is accurate, Kyle Chandler descends from Canadian Chandlers! I did a little looking at Familysearch and it appears that his grandfather, Harold J. Chandler, was born in Canada in 1895. It appears that Harold’s father, Edmond, was also from Canada. Were they of American Loyalist ancestry or English? I don’t know, but I suspect English. ethnicelebs.com/kyle-chandler (The information on this site was not confirmed by the CFA but was used as a starting point for online research as stated above.)
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
|Les Chandler – Australian WWI veteran captured unconventional images of life in the trenches
Quotation from the website:
Cameras were banned on the Western Front during World War I, but that didn’t stop Les Chandler from furtively photographing life in the trenches.Not that he took much interest in the death and destruction all around him, for the corporal was more interested in life.
Not just as a medical orderly, intent on saving human life, but as a naturalist obsessed with wildlife. Even on the shell-torn fields of France.
Les’ photographs have been featured on an Australian television show called Landline and in an exhibition at Magnet Gallery in Melbourne.
Chandler awarded British Empire Medal
Lucy Chandler of Daybrook, Nottinghamshire, England, has been awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) for service to her community. The 36-year-old Forestry Commission community ranger works in communities across North Nottinghamshire helping people enjoy their local woodlands while maintaining and improving them.
The BEM was awarded to Ranger Chandler as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Honours have been awarded on the sovereign’s birthday since at least 1885, during the reign of Queen Victoria. In total, 1,149 people received an award in 2016. Seventy percent of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity. There are 538 successful women candidates in the list, representing 47% of the total.
Margaret Chandler (1929 – 1997) – Member of the Ottawa Little River Band, Native American Rights Activist
|Pat Buttram (1915-1994) – Maxwell Emmett “Pat” Buttram performed in over 40 movies and was a long-time regular on the Gene Autry Show on television and later on Green Acres. He also performed as a voice-over actor in many Walt Disney movies.
|Chandler lineage of TV and movie star Maxwell Emmett “Pat” Buttram — Isaac Chandler (b. 1783 NC, d. 1854 Chattooga County, GA) > Tyre Chandler (b. abt. 1813 SC, d. 1894 Springville, St. Clair County, AL) > Mahala Minerva Chandler (b. 1844 Calhoun County, AL, d. 1889 Springville, St. Clair County, AL) > Wilson McDaniel Buttram (b. 1876 Springville, St. Clair County, AL, d. 1963 Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL) > Maxwell Emmett “Pat” Buttram — Lineage submitted by Pat Buttram’s 2nd cousin once removed, Jon Paul Chandler
|Raymond Chandle (1888-1959) – author of mystery fiction
|Sarah Ann Chandler’s Log Book
Sarah Ann Chandler was a midwife and delivered 368 babies in Lauderdale County, Alabama. The page above is a transcription from a notarized copy of the original log book which has been misplaced.
|Spurgeon Ferdinand “Spud” Chandler (1907-1990) – pitcher for the New York Yankees
|Spud Chandler’s lineage: JRR Joseph> John Chandler> Joseph Chandler> Sterling Chandler> Dudley Jones Chandler> Neal Chandler> Leonard Ferdinand “Bud” Chandler> Spurgeon Ferdinand “Spud” Chandler*
Theophilus Parsons Chandler (1845-1928), architect
|Thomas Chandler, Master Potter
|Thomas Chandler, one of two highly skilled turners who worked at the Pheonix Pottery in the Edgefield District S.C., was the area’s first potter. He made tall, ovoid jars sometimes with a light yellow-green underfired glaze. His jars had a rolled rim and four slab handles attached high up on the shoulder. Between the handles, one often finds a loop and flower arrangement brushed on (painted) with a brown to black iron-based slip (Phoenix was the first Edgefield factory where slip decoration was widely used). At Trapp-Chandler Pottery, his glazes were in shades of brown.
View more photos of Thomas’ pottery.
|Thomas Alberter “Bert” Chandler (1871-1953) – Cherokee Indian, Oklahoma politican
|Thomas Alberter “Bert” Chandler was born in Oklahoma July 26, 1871, the eldest son of Burges G. Chandler, a Tennessean, and Annie Gunter Chandler, a Cherokee. He married Marie Louise Wainwright in 1894. He was a lawyer and also an oil producer, a farmer and in the real estate business. He was appointed a Cherokee revenue collector in 1891; Cherokee town-site commissioner 1895-1898; United States deputy clerk of the court for the northern district of Indian Territory 1900-1907. He served as a delegate to the Repubican National Convention from Oklahoma and served as a U. S. Representative from Oklahoma’s 1st District 1917-19 and 1921-23. Sources: see above links. History of the Cherokee Indians and their legends and folk lore by Emmet Starr, accessed at books.google.com, gives his parents’ names as Burgess Gaither and Annie Eliza Gunter Chandler. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.
Thomas Bradbury Chandler
Sketch of the life of the Rev. Thomas Bradbury Chandler, D.D., Rector of St. John’s Church, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1751-1790 – This 1873 14-page book is available for reading online at books.google.com.
Timothy Chandler (1685-1757) @ Banks Family Association
According to the Banks Family Association website, Thomas Banks (1709-1789) married three times. His first wife was Sarah “Sallie” Chandler and, after her death, he married her sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Chandler. Sallie and Betty were daughters of Timothy Chandler (1685-1757), great-grandson of John Chandler born 1600.
|Tom Chandler – poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus
Tom has been named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the Robert Frost homestead and the Library of Congress. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio on several occasions. He is the founder and editor of the Bryant Literary Review. Tom belongs to the John Chandler > Robert Chandler > Robert Chandler > Joell Chandler > Joel Chandler > John B. Chandler > Washington Chandler line.
|Travers Chandler, Bluegrass Musician – A native of Richmond, Virginia, Travers tours with Avery County, a group that walks the tight rope between traditional bluegrass and the acoustic music scene.
Travers Chandler and Avery County Facebook page
USS Chandler – named in honor of Rear Admiral Theodore Chandler, USN, who died as a result of wounds received in combat aboard his flagship USS LOUISVILLE (CA 28) on 6 January 1945.
|Van Cliburn’s Chandler lineage: JRR Joseph> James Chandler> Lewis Chandler> Rev. Pleasant Barnett Chandler> Sarah Anne Chandler O’Bryan> William Carey O’Bryan> Sirildia Bee O’Bryan Cliburn> Van Cliburn*