I really know very little about Ira P. Chandler. He married Lucy V. Hendrick in Jackson Co., Oregon Feb. 14, 1868. Lucy was the eldest daughter of Samuel E. Hendrick and his wife Sarah Cordelia Morrison of Marion Co., Oregon and born Nov. 1852. Siblings Alice R. who married my husband great grantfather John English of Marion Co., Henrietta "Nellie" who married James Morris Derrick Umatilla Co., and Elnora who married George W. Hubbard original of Marion Co., there was also a brother Orville R. who died at age 4 in 1859. The 4 girl were orphaned before they were of age. Lucy's guardian was John Hatton I believe but know nothing about. Ira and Lucy had no children. Ira is listed in a book put out by the Genealogial Forum of Portland , OR. on 1961 "Oregon Soldiers During the Civil War", as serving in the 1st Regiment Infantry, Company "I" as a private from Jan. 14, 1865-Aug.26, 1867. He is also listed in the 1890 Special Federal Census of Union Veterans and Their Widows and his address is Bonanza, OR.
Ira & Lucy are listed in the Jackson Co. 1870 census. It says he was a farmer and born in Iowa, in 1880 they were in the Lake CO. census and it say in was born in Ill. At that time they were both ill will fever.
I do not know when he died, but it appears that Lucy was a widow by 1893, as she bought some land in Jackson Co. in 1893. Lucy died inJan of 1909 in Ashland, OR. Both Ira and Lucy are buried at Stearn Cemetery (Wagner Cem) in Talent. I have not search much on Ira, so don't anything about his parents or background.
Who was your great uncle? Would be interested in what he said about Ira in the letter.
Thanks for the e-mail
Margret in Salem, OR
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