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Nancy Chandler Chadwick


Posted By: Joanne Breen (email)
Date: 6/26/2017 at 19:21:15


Funeral to be held at Jones Funeral Home Tuesday Morning

Funeral services will be held at eleven oíclock Tuesday morning at the L. A. Jones funeral home for Mrs. Nancy J. Chadwick. Rev. Arthur Atack of the Methodist church, her pastor, will have charge of the services. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Chadwick had lived in Washington since 1915. She was born on April 17, 1860, in Henry County, Iowa, a daughter of James and Lucettia Chandler. She was married in 1880 to John T. Chadwick near Lowell, Iowa, and her husband died here in 1923.

Her death occurred at 6:35 Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Anderson, 914 South Second Avenue.

Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Howard Anderson of Washington, Ray Chadwick of Ottumwa, Merwin of Owatonna, Minn., Levi of Bloomfield and Mrs. T. J. Riordan of Boston. Three children are deceased. There are 22 grandchildren.

She also leaves six brothers and sisters: Frank, William, James and John Chandler of Danville, Iowa, Everett Chandler of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. T. L. White of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. L. R. Kelly of Cedar Rapids.

LINCOLN ASSOCIATIONS In making application for membership in the Journalís Three-Quarter Century club last summer, Mrs. Chadwick gave this information on the blank where space was provided for any specially interesting facts about the life of the applicant: My grandmother and Abraham Lincolnís mother were cousins both named Nancy Hanks. My grandmotherís name was Nancy Hanks Miller. Abe Lincoln was employed to teach the district school in the Miller neighborhood. Naturally he went to live at the home of my grandmother. While there he fenced my grandfatherís land. He also split rails for jeans to make his pants and my grandmother wove the goods and made the pants. My motherís older sister had a dress bought of Lincoln when he peddled goods. He drove a horse and wagon at that time.

Source: Washington Evening Journal 25 Jan, 1937
Contributed by Barb Chandler


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