Chandler Line :: Fourth Generation

July 15, 2010 at 10:10 am (Chandler Roots) (, , )

Mary Elizabeth Chandler (9th child of Perry and Nancy Chandler)
     b. October 30, 1915 in Missouri, Arkansas
     d. January 18, 1989 in Sandy, Oregon

Married on May 19, 1933 in The Dalles, Oregon to

Alvy Eleanor Evans
     b. June 11, 1911 in Mosier, Oregon
     d. May 27, 1983 in McMinnville, Oregon

Children:

1) Elva Lee Evans
     b. November 21, 1933 in Hood River, Oregon

2) Daniel Ray Evans
     b. March 11, 1936 in Hood River, Oregon
     d. August 16, 1966 in Hood River, Oregon

3) Anita Louise Evans
     b. May 25, 1937 in Hood River, Oregon

4) Alvy “E” Evans (Fifth Generation … My Dad…)
     b. June 30, 1938 in Hood River, Oregon
     d. February 18, 1991 in Gresham, Oregon

Alvy Sr. abandoned Mary and their children sometime in the early 40s. He just walked out and never looked back. My Grandma (Mary) then remarried…

Louis and Mary Zade

Married on December 14, 1944 in Vancouver, Washington to

Louis “Bud” Earl Zade
     b. November 9, 1913 in Oxford, Nebraska
     d. April 1, 1983 in Hood River, Oregon

Child:

William Elbert Zade
     b. April 9, 1951 in Hood River, Oregon

I wish I had heard more stories about my grandparents before they, and my Dad died. *sigh* … I did visit them often as a child, and loved to visit them. They loved us well!… My Grandpa Zade used to call me “Mighty Might”. *lol*

They owned and ran an orchard in Parkdale, Oregon. It was mainly pears, but they had a few peach trees as well. I remember my Grandma picking peaches right off the trees and giving them to me. 🙂 They had a HUGE front yard, with a view of Mt. Hood. We used to have family get-togethers in the front yard during the summer.

My Grandma was quite the artist. OMWord, she was so talented! My parents (Alvy and Jessica Evans) had a painting of a chipmunk that she painted, and it was so good that it looked like a portrait! She passed on that talent as well. My Uncle Danny was very talented, and even my Dad and I got some of that artistic ability as well (though not as good as hers).

I don’t know much else about Grandma… Other than she smoked like a chimney and that is what eventually killed her… Lung cancer and emphysema… I do remember her sitting, hunched over the table, doing crossword puzzles.

As for Grandpa Zade, he was a rock hound. He collected all sorts of different kinds of cool rocks. He had a huge shop, which was full of the rocks and his machinery. He would cut and polish the rocks, and made jewelry out of some of the gem-like rocks. He was very talented.

Grandma spent her last couple years living with my Uncle Bill (William Zade) and his family in Sandy, Oregon… The orchard and property in Parkdale was sold, and we’ve never been back. 😦

Louis and Mary Zade

I never met my biological Grandpa, Alvy Evans Sr… Since he had walked out on the family, they pretty much didn’t want anything to do with him. I have never so much as seen a picture of him. My Dad did go visit him once, when he was dying of cancer… But I never heard how the visit went.

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