Person:Earl Chandler (1)

Earl Baxter Chandler
b.17 Sep 1886 Oregon, United States
m. 16 Oct 1881
  1. Ernest T. Chandler1883 -
  2. Ora Esther Chandler1885 - 1978
  3. Earl Baxter Chandler1886 - 1956
  4. Cora Chandler1888 - 1944
  5. Everett Chandler1891 - 1977
  6. Ann Chandler1893 -
  7. Ona Chandler1893 - 1991
  8. Elsa Chandler1895 - 1960
  9. Manilla Chandler1898 - 1961
  10. Orpha Chandler1899 - 1987
m. 24 Dec 1913
  1. Ranald P. Chandler1914 - 1971
  2. Morris ChandlerAbt 1915 -
  3. Vera Chandler1917 - 2005
  4. Doris Irene Chandler1919 - 1994
  5. Fern M. Chandler1921 - 2007
  6. Howard Chandler1922 - 2002
  7. Ernest Chandler1924 - 1986
Facts and Events
Name Earl Baxter Chandler
Gender Male
Birth? 17 Sep 1886 Oregon, United States
Marriage 24 Dec 1913 Waterville, Douglas, Washington, United Statesto Emma Elisabeth Sonney
Death? 5 Aug 1956 Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States

part of the Orondo Project

4 July 1916 The Orondo Ferry is again in operation. Mr. Chandler returned Sunday from Seattle, where he had been after repairs for the ferry, which had broken down. [Big Bend Empire]

from the Douglas Co. Press 21 Sep 1916


Earl B. Chandler, the popular proprietor of the power ferry across the Columbia on route of the Sunset highway at Orondo, has had plans prepared for the construction of a new boat for the ferry business. The boat will be equipped with paddle wheels at each side, with individual engines, coupled up to operate either one or both paddle wheels. By this means if one engine fails, the other is ready to take up the work. Mr. Chandler expects to commence work on the arrival of the material from the coast this month. The very best ship timber has been purchased for the new hull [reprinted by the Press from the Entiet Times]

from the Waterville Empire Press / Big Bend Empire 25 Dec 1919 Earl Chandler of Orondo has passed out some of the niftiest calendars that we have seen so far this year. TH feature is a picture taken at Orondo of the ferry boat and is in colors. Mr. Chandler states that the ice put his boat out of commission during the past few weeks. Owing to the warm spell that has prevailed lately the ice has been breaking up and formed a jam at the ferry crossing which shoved the ferry boat up onto dry land and left a pile of ice some ten feet high between the boat and the water.

from the Big Bend Empire 1 Jan 1920 E. B. Chandler of Orondo states that he hss disposed of his interest in the Orondo Ferry. The new owners are E. C. Kail who has been interested with Mr. Chandler for the past few months and Harry Colter. Mr Chandler has been operating the ferry for the past 13 years and there was some reluctance on his part in parting with a business with which he has been connected with for so many years. He will devote his time to this apple orchard in Orondo.

Big Bend Empire 24 Mar 1921 What might have been a disastrous fire occurred in the Chandler orchard last week, when a whirlwind carried flames from a pile of buring brush into the orchard mulch. With the help of neighbors the blaze was held within two rows, but it could not be prevented from taking the length of the rows.

from the Waterville Empire Press 22 Dec 1921 Sunday School at Orondo will be at three instead of two Christmas Sunday. Earl Chandler, Superintendent.

part of the Orondo Project

1900 census Alsea, Benton Co. OR

Christian/Christopher Chandler (head) b. Nov 1852 age 47 m. 19 yrs GA GA SC

Caldonia L. Chandler (wife) b. Mar 1861 age 39 m. 19 yrs TX TX TX

Ernest T. Chandler (son) b. Jun 1883 age 16 OR GA TX

Ora S. Chandler (dau) b. Dec 1885 age 15 OR GA TX

Earl B. Chandler (son) b. Sep 1886 age 13 OR GA TX

Cora D. Chandler (dau) Aug 1888 age 11 OR GA TX

Evert E. Chandler (son) Aug 1891 age 8 OR GA TX

Ann Chandler (dau) Jul 1893 age 6 OR GA TX

Elsa C. Chandler (dau) Aug 1895 age 4 OR GA TX

Manilla D. Chandler (dau) Jan 1898 age 2 OR GA TX

Orpha Chandler (dau) Sep 1899 age 8 months OR GA TX

EARL B. CHANDLER Earl B. Chandler, 61, pioneer ferry operator of Orondo, died in a local hospital Sunday, following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 17, 1886 at Alsea, Ore. Mr. Chandler lied there until the age of 15 when he moed to Modoc, Calif. in 1900. In 1905, he removed from California to Orondo where he owned and operated the Orondo Ferry from 1905 to 1920. In that year, he sold the ferry and operated an apple orchard until 1941 when he repurchased the Orondo Ferry, operating it until the time of his death.

He was married to Emma Sonney in Waterville Dec. 24, 1913. Mr. Chandler was a member of the Orondo Community Church.

Surviving are: his wife at home; four sons, Ronald Chandler of Orondo, Morris of Bethpage, NY, Dr. Ernest Chandler of Leavenworth and Howard of Seattle; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Whyatt of Entiat, , Mrs. Doris Berg of Minneapolis and Mrs. Fern Almquist of Republic; two brothers, Ernest Chandler of Awahne, Calif., and Everett Chandler of Whittier, Calif.; six sisters Mrs. Ora Goodman of Arrayo Grande, Calif., Mrs. Ona Dana of Nipomo, Calif., Mrs. Elsie Stephenson of Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Dewey Vernon of Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Orpha Ford of Ojai, Calif., and Mrs. Vera Johannsen of Antioch, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Jones and Jones [Wenatchee Daily World 7 Aug 1956]

Image Gallery
  1.   WWI Draft Registration.

    gives occupations as "Ferryman & Farmer" - tall, slender, gray eyes and brown hair

  2.   1910 census Orondo, Douglas, WA.

    as a boarder in the household of his future brother-in-law, Clyde Trapp

  3.   1900 census Alsea, Benton Co. OR.
  4.   Empire Press.

    [misc. clippings from the Waterville Empire Press]

  5.   Obit for Earl Chandler.

    Wenatchee Daily World 9 Aug 1956