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Chandler, Allen

Allen Chandler

The remains of Allen Chandler, a young man whom we understand was born and raised in this city, were brought here Tuesday afternoon from Eagle Lake, and buried in the cemetery west of town. He was a son of the late Tom Chandler, a young man of about 24 or 25 years, an industrial moral young man, possessing many friends throughout this section, and his death at a time when life promised most is deeply and sincrerely deplored, Mr. Chandler was married about eighteen months ago, and is survived by his widow and numerous relatives. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved friends and relatives.

Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1915, page 1

Chandler, Allie (Allen)

Weimar Local Matters

Mrs. Thomas Chandler departed this life on the 14th last. The many citizens of Columbus, where she was raised partially, will be grieved to hear of her demise. She was a dutiful wife, an affectionate mother, a devoted sister and a kind neighbor. Few neighbors will be more missed than she. She was quietly laid away in the Odd Fellows Rest by kind hands, to await the trumpet sound, for the dead to awaken. May the goodness of our Master bless the surviving mourners.

Colorado Citizen, September 21, 1882

Chandler, George Lafayette

Weimar Local Matters

Again the dark angel of death visited our section Saturday morning and took from us all that was mortal of Mr. Geo. Chandler, one of the most prominent and respected citizens of the west end. He ws born in November, 1845, married to Miss Sallie Whittington 8th April, 1875, and died in his 44th year, a loving husband and affectionate father. He had few faults and many virtues, and his kindly qualities of head and heart endeared him to a large circle of friends, who will regret to hear of his untimely demise. His last illness was borne with that patient resignation and fortitude denoting a mind at peace with the world and content with the lot assigned him by the Giver of all Good. He was buried in the family lot in the Odd Fellows' cemetery under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias of this city Sunday morning at 11 a.m., Rev. H. M. Haynie performing the christian ceremony. The CITIZEN extends its deepest condolence to the bereaved wife, children and other relatives.

Colorado County Citizen, October 12, 1893
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Mr. George Chandler, a respected and popular citizen of this section, died last Saturday morning at the family residence near this city, after an illness of about two weeks' duration, of congestion. Mr. Chandler was well known and universally liked by all of our people, being quiet and unobtrusive, yet energetic, sociable and honest with all. He was born in Georgia in 1844, came to Texas at an early age, and was 44 years old at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist church of this city, and also of the Knights of Pythias order He leaves an almost heart-broken wife and four little children to mourn for a kind, loving husband and father. His remains were interred Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Odd Fellows' cemetery, a very large crowd of relatives and sympathizing friends being present. The Knights of Pythias delivered a eulogy and prayer over the body as their deceased brother, after which Rev. H. M Haynie, pastor of the M. E. church, delivered a very touching and beautiful address. THE MERCURY'S sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved wife and children in this most trying ordeal. God comfort them!

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 1893

Chandler, Harvey Lee

Death of Harvey Chandler

"All that are born must die,” that is only too true, nevertheless it is hard, ever so hard to give up a loved one just in the prime of life. The many friends of Mrs. Sallie S. Chandler’s family are indeed pained to know that her youngest son. Harvey, has departed this life and gone to join loved ones on the other shore. Harvey Lee Chandler was a dutiful employee of the Texas Company at Port Arthur, Texas. and while doing some work on the out side, he was prostrated from heat. This happened about noon Thursday, August 10th, medical attention was had without avail, the young man dying at about 7 o'clock the same evening, without regaining consciousness. Harvey Chandler was 30 years of age and a worthy member of the order of Eagles, who took charge of the body and brought it to Weimar, Mr. Lee Noyes, a brother member being an escort to the remains. The funeral services were conducted at the mother’s home in Weimar, Rev. T. W. Pond of the Baptist church officiating. All that was mortal of Chandler was laid to rest in the family lot in the Odd Fellow’s cemetery, followed to their last resting place by a host of friends, Friday afternoon. The Mercury offers sincere condolence to the mother, sisters and brother--no words can assuage their woe--our heart bleeds for them and we mingle our tears with their 's in this the darkest hour that has crossed their pathway.

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 1910, page 1

Chandler, J. W. Elmo

Elmo Chandler, Retired Carrier,) Dies In Hospital

Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon for J. W. Elmo Chandler, who passed away in the Schulze Hospital at Schulenburg on Wednesday morning, after an illness of ten days. Services at the Hubbard Funeral Home at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. J. H. E. Willmann of La Grange, former pastor of the Weimar Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The son of the late George and Sallie Chandler, he was born September 9, 1878, and had spent his entire life here. Mr. Chandler was a retired mail carrier, having carried mail from the Weimar post office to rural customers for thirty years, retiring October 31, 1934. He was also a retired fireman of the Weimar Fire Department. He never married. At time of his death he was 67 years of age. Elmo was a quiet sort of fellow who bothered nobody and was a friend to everyone. He will be missed.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Bessie Shamburger of Tyler. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Also surviving are two nieces Mrs. Paul Chambless of Tyler and Mrs. J. C. Townsend, who is now critically ill in the Travis Hospital of Jacksonville; three greatnephews and two greatnieces.

Active pallbearers include Chas. F. Kalous, Steve J. Kasper, Joe B. Till, Frank Seifert, W. H. Hollien, A. J. Kristek, A. J. Ratliff, Henry Seifert, appointed by the Weimar Fire Department.

Honorary pallbearers are Ed Rabel, W. R. Scronce[sic], E. A. Lamkin. J. T. Green, Tye Holman, Ed Bahner, W. H. Hollien, B. S. Wooldridge, Steve M. McCormick. Edgar Beken, Mat Pilat, F. O. Boettcher, J. F. Bartosh, Geo. Herder, Jr., Ben B. Holt, Benno Rose, Bennett Watson, A. P. Bolton of Orange. J. H. Montgomery, Dr. C. G. Cook, Dr. A. H. Potthast, J. H. Calhoun, J, C. Calhoun, A. J. Ratliff, Ray Kusey of Schulenburg, Emil Christ, F. S. Melor, W. W. Williams, W. H. Young of Columbus, Fred Vornsand, Jesse Lathan of Houston, Harvey Lee of Columbus, William Boeer, Alex Seydler, John Janak. Sr., Henry Billeck, Rudolf Holub, Sr., members of the Weimar Fire Department and all employees of the Weimar Post Office.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved sister, nieces and nephews.

Weimar Mercury, November 16, 1945, page 1

Chandler, Martha J. (Lowrey) Rivenburgh

Died, at the family residence last Saturday evening, after an illness of several weeks’ duration, Mrs. Martha J. Chandler, wife of Mr. T. O. Chandler, aged 39 years and 3 months. This kind and christian lady had been a sufferer for many days, and although at times in great agony, bore her sufferings with fortitude, and in a manner becoming a true christian. She leave a bereaved husband and several little children to mourn her untimely demise. She was popular with all who knew her, her kindness of heart and charitable nature winning her many friends. She was a sister of the Messrs Lowrey of this city. Her remians were laid to rest Sunday evening in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, the funeral being largely attended. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

“Naught can sustin their sad hearts now,
Save solace from above;
O, God, place on each aching brow
Thy coronet of love.”

Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1893, page 3

Chandler, Mary Lou

Final Rites for Miss Chandler, 82, Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Lula Chandler, 82, who died Tuesday, January 1, in Colonial Rest Home at Schulenburg, were held Wednesday afternoon, January 2, at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Charles Young, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated.

Miss Chandler had been a resident of the rest home the past 4 years, and before that, since 1933, had made her home with her cousins, the Felix Melors, here. The daughter of Tom and Allie Allen Chandler, she was born near Weimar May 13, 1880.

She is survived by a number of cousins. A brother, Allen Chandler, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Walter Williams, Robert Moore, Emil Folta and Raymond Dunn.

Weimar Mercury, January 10, 1963, page 5

Chandler, Renna


When the Mercury went to press last week, a muchly beloved young lady of this city—Miss Rena Chandler—lay at the point of death at the house of a relative in Houston, suffering from an attack of influenza, pneumonia and their complications. Friends here still held out hope for her recovery, but their expectations were never to be realized, for the spirit of this beloved, popular girl was wafted unto its Creator that same afternoon (Thursday) about 4 o’clock, after a ten days hard battle against the disease with which she was afflicted. The remains were prepared for burial and brought to the family home Friday night. At 10 o’clock Saturday morning the remains were interred in the family burial plot in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, Rev. G. T. Hester Methodist pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. E. Stack, pastor of the Baptist Church, in a most touching burial service. A large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends was present to witness the last sad rites.

Miss Rena left here on the night of March 22 for a visit to relatives and friends in Houston. She was taken ill with influenza shortly after arrival in that city, and the presence of pneumonic symptoms was quickly indicated. It was then realized that a desperate fight for
the life of this young lady must be made. The best of physicians and trained nurses were secured, and every attention possible was given the patient, but all efforts were futile. God willed otherwise, and after ten days the poor, tired spirit answered the summons.

Miss Rena Chandler died on her 34th birthday. Born and raised near Weimar, she was known to all of our people, and it is doubtful if any young lady ever posses more friends. Possessed of a kindly, thoughtful disposition, ever willing to help in any movement for the benefit of mankind, a devoted daughter and sister, a true christian young lady, her life shed sunshine about all with whom she came in contact. Her sad death at a time in life when she was so needed in the home is appreciated by all, and many hearts are bowed in sorrow over her untimely demise. A heart broken mother, Mrs. Sallie Chandler, one sister, Mrs. J. E. Shamberger of Tyler, and one brother, Elmo Chandler, survive, and to these sorrowing ones the heartfelt sympathy of all our people is extended. May God comfort them as He alone can!

Weimar Mercury, April 11, 1919, page 1

Chandler, Thomas Oliver

Death of Thomas Chandler.

Died, in Weimar, Sunday afternoon at about 5 o'clock, after a lingering illness of more, than a year with that dreaded disease, Consumption. Mr. Thos. Chandler. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chandler, who died in 1861 with typhoid fever and who were pioneer citizens of Colorado and Fayette Counties, Texas. "Tom" as he was familiarly called by his many friends was born on the home place in Colorado County, near Weimar, in
1858. and at the time of his death was 51 years and 7 months of age. His first wife was a Miss Allen, sister of George Allen, deceased, who at one time was City Marshal of Weimar. Two children were born of the union, a daughter who now lives with J. M. Mahon of Columbus survives. His second wife was Mrs. Edward Rivenberg and from this marriage one son was born, Allen Chandler, who is now a grown young man. The deceased was an upright honorable citizen and was much thought of by all who knew him. Mr. Chandler was a member of the Knights of Honor and Ancient Order of United Workman and in good standing in Weimar Lodges. Besides his children, he leaves a sister Mrs. Wm. Melor, of Weimar, and Clark Chandler of Yoakum. besides a number of other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss. The remains were intered[sic] in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Weimar Monday afternoon, Rev. J. E. Stack pastor of the Baptist church performing the funeral ceremony in a very impressive manner. The Mercury joins the many friends in extending their deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives in this their trying hour. Rest in Peace.

Weimar Mercury, June 10, 1910, page 1

Chandler, Unknown


Infant child of Tom. Chandler died on the 6th inst. The little darling has gone to join its sainted mother” over there.” [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, October 12, 1882
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