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John Scott Chandler 1885-1916
Posted by: Celeste Chandler (ID *****3334) Date: August 24, 2003 at 10:47:09
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I am trying to learn where I might look for information about John Scott Chandler who died in Steele, MO in 1916. He is my 93 year old father-in-laws father.
John Scott was born in Finley, TN in 1885.

He was told by his mother that his father, John Scott Chandler died of the 'german flu' in 1916. John Scott was most likely a farmer, and married Marion Dixie Buck on or before 1910, possibly in Florida. Marion Dixie was sister to Churchill Buck(m. Betty Blythe) of the Blytheville area.

I was told that John Scott died in Steele MO during the epidemic. His cemetary plot may be located under the I-55 Interstate. Many in that cemetary did not have headstones to remove or re-locate. I would like to learn what cemetary this might be, and also find a death certificate for him.

My FIL mentioned that his brother-in-law: Charles Phillip owned and ran an ice cream parlor and also the mortuary in Steele. His wife, Eunice Philip was my FIl's half-sister.
She was the daugther of Albert Jolley and Marion Dixie Buck.

Word is that during that epidemic in 1916, folks died so fast and in such numbers that the only goal was to get eveyone buried to keep disease from preading.

Is there a place where maybe someone kept some sort of record by name of those who died in the epeidemic?

Any direction and leads would be geatly appreciated.
Celeste Chandler

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