John B. Chandler

John B. Chandler

Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 13 Mar 1887 (aged 43)
West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Burial West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 88
Memorial ID 62371286 · View Source
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Sunday morning, March 13th, at the age of 43, John B. Chandler died of heart troubles, superinduced by other complications. Mr. Chandler was a native of Bennington, Vermont, having been born there in 1844. He has been a resident of the west for nearly 25 years and was for a number of years in the employ of Strong Bro's, of Chicago, in the capacity of salesman. In 1863-4, during the occupation of Nashville by Federal forces, he was in the employ of the Postal Division of the U. S. Government, as postal clerk. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Julia Wiant, and soon after went to Kansas, where he engaged in farming. Ill health compelled him to relinquish the undertaking, when he returned again to Turner. Upon the death of J. W. Smith he was appointed his successor as Postmaster, which position he held until a change in the administration placed it in the hands of the opposing party. He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife and four children, one having preceded him to the grave. Of an even, affable temperment, his honesty of purpose and strict integrity won him many true and lasting friends, who part with him with sincere regret. The funeral was held at the house, the Rev. J. B. McGuffin officiating. The remains were deposited in Oakwood Cemetery. An autopsy was held, which showed that the immediate cause of death was the rupture of an aneurism, near the heart, and consequent hemorrhage into the heart case. There had been long standing disease of the valves and vessels of the heart.

[Published in The Wheaton (IL) Illinoian, Friday, March 18, 1887]

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On the small stone:

On the monument:
JAN. 24, 1844
DIED MAR. 13, 1887

BORN AUG. 30, 1847
DIED MAR. 20, 1937

Gravesite Details The small stone and the monument are badly weathered.



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