R.B. Chandler

R.B. CHANDLER, of the Exchange Hotel, Oregon, is a native of Oxford, Me.; at 18 he went to Lowell, Mass., where he was employed in building locks and dams; was also in charge of gangs of men in damming the Merrimack at Lawrence, and controlled 1,500 men in the building of the South Hadley and Holyoke dam; in 1843, he was in Mexico, and from 1848 to 1852, in California; the year 1852 found him on a farm in town of Primrose, he having visited the State ten year before; Mr. C has expended much in ditching and improving his farm of 320 acres in Primrose, erecting a house at a cost of $3,300, which was destroyed by the tornado of May 23, 1878; he then came to Oregon, bought and has since kept, the Exchange.  He married Miss Mary Cross, a native of Vermont; they have three children – Warren B., Hannah, and Alma.  Mr. Chandler is an independent Democrat, and a whole-souled old settler.

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