William Elbert Zade

July 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm (Chandler Roots) (, )

Only child of Louis and Mary Zade

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

Married on October 1, 1971 in Odell, Oregon to

Linda Sara Yvonne McEwen
     b. February 10, 1953 in Longview, Washington


1) William Daniel Louis Zade
     b. December 15, 1981 in Portland, Oregon

2) Amy Elizabeth Zade
     b. June 10, 1983 in Portland, Oregon


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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


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


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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William Albert Chandler

July 15, 2010 at 9:52 am (Chandler Roots) (, )

11th child of Perry and Nancy Chandler

William Albert Chandler
     b. June 7, 1921 in Pilot Rock, Oregon
     d. September 27, 2006 in Spring Valley, California

Married on June 7, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to

Louise Manade
     b. November 8, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri


Timothy Keith Chandler
     b. November 3, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri

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John Frederick Chandler

July 15, 2010 at 9:18 am (Chandler Roots) (, )

10th Child of Perry and Nancy Chandler

John Frederick Chandler
     b. February 17, 1919 in Joplin, Missouri
     d. March 2007 in Roseburg, Oregon

Married on October 26, 1941 in Vancouver, Washington to

Rose Alice Matters
     b. July 8, 1923 in Portland, Oregon
     d. July 7, 1977 in Roseburg, Oregon


1) Rosa Darlene Chandler
     b. June 2, 1942 in Portland, Oregon
     d. January 14, 2004 in Roseburg, Oregon

2) Karen Joan Chandler
     b. September 10, 1944 in Portland, Oregon

3) Lawrence Keith Chandler
     b. August 19, 1945 in Portland, Oregon

4) David LeRoy Chandler
     b. December 23, 1950 in Roseburg, Oregon

Story of John Chandler by Karen Joan Chandler

John was born at the Williams Homestead between Joplin & Seneca Missouri. He weighted 1 3/4 pounds when he was born. He was not expected to live. At three weeks he weighted 3 pounds fully dressed. When he was 3 or 4 months old he Whooping Cough. They didn’t think that he would make it through that. He also had Mastoid ear infection when very young.

Moved to Pilot Rock, Oregon with his family when he was about 9 months old.

He quit school in the 10th grade when he got Thyphoid Fever. The Doctor did not think he would come through that either.

John started working in the woods at the age of 14 along with his father and brothers. When he started working in the wooks they did not have power saws, they used crosscut saws. He worked at Bridal Veil Box where they made amunition boxes at that time.. Went to work at Swan Island Shipyard as a welder, he welded on ships. He also worked in the packing sheds packing apples. Went to work for Roseburg Lumber Company as a faller March 16, 1948 and worked there until he retired. After his retirement he worked for different logging companies as equipment & fire watch. He worked doing that until he was 88 years old. He then quit working.

John belonged to the Fair Oaks & Sutherlin granges, was a Boy Scout leader and volunteer fireman at Fair Oaks. He help build the fire department up.

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Perry Willis Chandler

July 15, 2010 at 9:05 am (Chandler Roots) (, )

8th child of Perry and Nancy Chandler

Perry Willis Chandler
     b. April 26, 1913 in Wyandotte, Colorado
     d. April 29, 1977 in Grants Pass, Oregon

Married on July 9, 1943 in Crestview, Florida to

Betty June Engler Davis
     b. June 18, 1920 in Dexter, Missouri
     d. August 28, 1991 in Roseburg, Oregon

Children (adopted):

1) George Thomas Chandler
     b. September 4, 1946 in Princeton, Indiana

2) Lois Marie Chandler
     b. January 14, 1948 in Princeton, Indiana
     d. April 15, 1997 in Medford, Oregon

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