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Chandler, James david
By OkRnRamsey@aol.com

James David Chandler
Born: Dec 5, 1864 in Dierks, Howard County, Arkansas
Death: March 15, 1953 in Ada, Oklahoma.
Burial: Konawa Cemetery just west of Konawa, Oklahoma.
Marriage: August 29, 1882 in Dierks, Arkansas to
Eliza Isobelle Stokes
Birth: Apr 13, 1866
Death: Nov 4, 1939 in Lindsey, Oklahoma
Burial: Konawa Cemetery

David and Eliza stayed in Howard County, Arkansas until the end of 1895, then loaded up the wagons and the kids and headed for Oklahoma Territory (later Egypt, Oklahoma). They arrived in January of 1896, nineteen days before the birth of their 7th child, Barbara Lee. Their first winter was spent in a half-dug out home, but come Spring a log cabin was built. Eventually they settled in an area just north of Ada, known as New Bethel, where the children attended school.

It was reported in one of the early newspapers of the area, that this family saw an Unidentified Flying Object. They weren't crazy or kooky! Airplanes were just beginning to make their debut in the sky overhead and thats probably what they saw. The old homestead now belongs to the Daniel's family.

Their children were:

Ada Lou Chandler 
Born: July 30,1883 - Dierks, ARK 
Died: Nov 5, 1978 - Konawa,
Seminole, OK. 
Buried: Konawa Cemetery / Konawa,
Marriage #1: 1900 to Levi?
Children: Clemmie, Minnie, Dave,
Delbert, Grace, Gene, Estelle and Birdie Julian. 
Marriage #2: April 6, 1918 to Dempsey
Children: Lena, Dempsey Jr, Wilma,
and Jerri Kellum. 
Henry David Chandler
Born: Nov 6, 1884 - Dierks, ARK. 
Died: Jan 20, 1969 - Ada, OK 
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery / Ada,
Married: Sept 7, 1913 to Bessie
Belle Bevel. 
Children: Lenore, Funston, Marie,
Barbara, Helen, Doris, Charles, Glenn, Mary Elizabeth, 
Jerry and Richard Chandler. 
J. Brasil "Bras"
Born: Mar 8, 1885 - Dierks,
Died: June 1, 1963 
Buried: New Bethel Cemetery /
Byng, OK. 
Married: Nov 17, 1928 to "Bessie"
Jewell Ada Driver. 
Children: Unknown. 
Flora Clementine Chandler
Born: Aug 21,1886 - Dierks,
Died: Aug 5, 1980 - Ada, Pontotoc
Co., OK. 
Burial: Ada, Oklahoma 
Married: Aug 3, 1903 to Jasper
A. "Jap" Bess 
Children: Clarence and Vella
Louise Bess. 
William Clarence Chandler 
Information on this lineagewas
provided by Tempa Jewell Chandler Bagley 
Born: Aug 19,1888 - Dierks,
Died: Sep 28, 1961 - Fresno,
Buried: Konawa Cemetery / Konawa,
Married: June 5, 1908 to Onah
Adell Self 
Children: Tempa Jewell, Alta Osey,
William Dorsey, Mattie B. and Hattie M. (twins). 
James "Lewis"
Born: Jan 17,1909 - Dierks,
Died: Dec 29, 1960 
Buried: New Bethel Cemetery /
Byng, Oklahoma 
Marriage: Remained single 
Children: No known children. 
"Dona" Emmaline
Born: July 14, 1891 - Dierks,
Died: Apr. 4, 1989 - Ada, OK. 
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery / Ada,
Married: Oct 3, 1909 to Stanley
Gilbert Lunsford 
Children: Nola Lunsford 
Essie Elizabeth Chandler
Born: Mar 15, 1893 - Dierks,
Died: June 1, 1965 - Artesia, New
Buried: Woodbine Cemetery /
Artesia, New Mexico. 
Married: Apr 24, 1910 to James
T. "Jim" Fulton 
Children: Four, names unknown 
Barbara Lee
"Barbie" Chandler 
Born: Feb 6, 1896 - Indian
Territory - Egypt, Oklahoma 
Died: Oct 29, 1918 
Buried: New Bethel Cemetery /
Byng, OK. 
Married: Sept 26, 1915 to William
Panktom Walker 
Children: Euall Walker 
Sidney George
"Sid" Chandler 
Born: Jan 27, 1899 - Indian
Territory - Egypt, OK 
Died: Dec 2, 1969 - Texas 
Buried: New Bethel Cemetery /
Byng, OK. 
Marriage #1: Oct 14, 1918 - Maude
Divorce: June 3, 1935 - Ada, OK. 
Children: Unknown 
Marriage #2: Jan 4, 1936 -Leona
Children: Unknown 
Carrie M. Chandler 
Born: May 14, 1901 - Egypt,
Died: July 16, 1997 - Ada,
Pontotoc, Oklahoma 
Buried: Rosedale Cemetery / Ada,
Married: June 3, 1917 - Jesse
Arthur Daniels 
Children: Joyce, Lorene, Flora,
Alice Glarcie Chandler
Born: July 17, 1902 - Egypt,
Oklahoma Territory 
Died: Sept 11, 1977 - Ada,
Buried: New Bethel Cemetery /
Byng, Oklahoma 
Married: Nov 5, 1921 - George
Latha Sparkman 
Children: Lawton, Lois, Jean and
Myrtle Frances
"Myrtie" Chandler 
Born: Feb 5, 1904 - Ada, Oklahoma
Died: Oct 8, 1963 - Cushing,
Buried: Unknown 
Married: April 28, 1923 -
Clarence Jones 
Children: Lowell, Cody, Amy 
"Ivan" Steve
Born: Nov 20, 1905 - Oklahoma
Died: Feb 22, 1967 - Lindsay,
Buried: Lindsay Cemetery /
Lindsay, Oklahoma 
Married: April 3, 1926 - Lillian
Children: Unknown 
Charley Grady Chandler
Born: June 17, 1908 - New Bethel,
Pontotoc, Oklahoma 
Died: June 13, 1990 - Lovington,
New Mexico 
Burial: Green Plains Cemetery /
Dierks, Arkansas 
Marriage #1: Jan 15, 1927 -
Lela Graham 
Children: Unknown 
Marriage #2: 1970's - Irene
Children: Unknown 

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