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Joseph R. Chandler (1889)


Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 8/11/2007 at 14:55:46

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, February 15, 1889

Obit: Mr. Joseph R. Chandler was born in Belmont County, Ohio on August 26th 1838. He came to Iowa early in the year 1862 and enlisted as a private in the Union Army during the same year. He was a member of Co. H, 22nd Reg. Iowa Volunteers. He was wounded at Vicksburg, but continued in the service until the close of the war.

He married Miss Mattie (Martha) Cassiday of Winterset on December 24, 1875, who with one little daughter survive him. He was living at Des Moines at the time of his death.

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, February 8, 1889
Page 4

Funeral Notice

The funeral of Capt. J. R. Chandler will be held at the residence of Mrs. Casiday, at two o’clock this afternoon. The religious exercises will be conducted by Dr. Robertson, after which Pitzer Post G. A. R. will take charge of the exercises. All members of the Post, and all old soldiers are cordially invited to join in the exercises. Post will meet at the hall at 1:45 p.m.


The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 1889
Page 4, Column 3

DIED-At his home in Des Moines, on Wednesday, February 6, J. R. Chandler, formerly of this city. The remains were brought to Winterset for interment.

The citizens of this community were startled last week on hearing of the death of Capt. Chandler, the news was so unexpected. Pneumonia had done its deathly work so quickly that scarcely anyone had even heard of the sickness of Capt. Chandler, until his death was announced.

We have not the dates at hand from which to give a just sketch of the life of the deceased. This we do know. He was a man of sterling integrity, of clean character, a devoted husband and a loving father and a citizen worthy of the Republic. He gave the best years of his life to his country and won his promotion by honorable service in the field.

After the war he graduated in the law department of the State University and located in Winterset and commenced the practice of his profession about 1875. Sometime after coming here he married Miss Mattie Cassidy of this city, whom he leaves as his widow.

While here he served as mayor of the city and interested himself generally in the welfare of the community. For several years has been located at Newton and more recently at Des Moines where he died.

He leaves one child, Eunie, a bright little girl about ten years of age, the sympathy of this community goes out unmeasured to Mrs. Chandler and Eunie in this sad bereavement they are called upon to bear.


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