Biography of Charles Arthur Chandler
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Chandler, Charles Arthur, Madrid, was born in Potsdam, May 3, 1842, The first of the family to come into this county was Stephen, grandfather of our subject, a native of Vermont, and among the earliest settlers of Potsdam. He was the father of these children: John, Henry, Samuel, David, Gardner, Mariabe, Roxie and Hannah. David, father of Charles A., was born in Vermont, June 9, 1796, and married Orilla Smith, who was born in Berkshire, Vt,, January 22, 1802, and at the age of three years came with her parents to this county. David and Orilla were the parents of four children: Orpha M., wife of John Hall; Catharine J., widow of Henry Dayton of Madrid; one daughter who died, aged two years; and Charles A. The latter was five years old when his mother moved to Madrid, He was educated in the common schools and St. Lawrence University at Canton, At seventeen he entered the employ of A. W. Hall in the Union store at Madrid Station where he acted as clerk three years. In 1882 he bought a grocery, which he conducted but a few weeks, when he established a store in his present location at Madrid Station, Here he has ever since been engaged in business, In 1864 he was appointed postmaster under President Lincoln, and with the exception of three and one half years under the first Cleveland administration, has held the office continuously for over twenty five years. In 1872 he was elected justice of the peace, an office he has filled for six consecutive terms and now holds. He is a member of the Episcopal church. In connection with his store Mr. Chandler conducts a flour and feed mill at Madrid Station which has grown into a very extensive business, He married in 1864, Jane E., daughter of Robert Hanna of Lisbon, They have had one son, who died, aged two years.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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