Biography of George W. Chandler
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CHANDLER, George Whitfield, insurance; born, Livonia Center, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1835; son of Daniel D. T. and Mary (Kneelaud) Chandler; educated in public schools of Buffalo, N. Y., and Howell, Mich.; married at Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1864, Adaline P. Plunkett, who died 1903. Became clerk in general store at Howell at age of 15; in business for himself at Fowlerville, Mich., 1855-57; employed in dry goods store at Lansing, Mich., until 1861; enlisted in Union Army, Aug. 12, 1861; commissioned brevet major U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865, for meritorious services; commissary in subsistence department; mustered out Dec. 27, 1866. Returned to Lansing and was assistant secretary Michigan State Insurance Co., 1867-70; special agent for Michigan, for Hartford Fire Insurance Co., 187282; came to Detroit and engaged in fire insurance business until 1905, when he established George W. Chandler's Insurance Agency, of which is the head. Democrat, Episcopalian. Mason, Knight Templar (Grand Commander of Michigan jurisdiction, 1882), Shriner; member Detroit Post No. 384, G. A. R., Loyal Legion (ex Commander Michigan Commandery). Office: 621-624 Hammond Bldg. Residence: 37 Peterboro St.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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