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Chandler Letter page 1

This letter was written by C.C. Chandler to his son, Earl.

It was written on blue paper designed to be folded and the reverse side used as the envelope. To make sense of the letter it should be read in this order:
Page one, left side
Page two, right side
Page two, left side
Page one, right side
Page one, top of right side, upside down

Background
Earl had left home at the age of 16 over a dispute with his father about how he wore his hair and went to Orondo, WA with his older sister, Edna.
After many years without contact, C.C. traveled to Orondo to mend the relationship. Judging by the date of this letter, it was probably the summer of 1921. Since the original dispute was about hair, C.C. shaved off his long beard before arriving at Earl's home.

Transcription

(page one, left side)

Nipomo Calif Jan 7 - 1922

To Earl Emma and the kidies
Our folks in answer to your
most welcomed letter. you want
to know when where and why we
were borned. I was borned in
Dacalb County Georgia Nov
the ninth 1852 moved from
there to Texas in 1855 but am
not able to tell why. Ma was
borned in Tarent Co Texas and
was married in 1881 and came
from There to Alsea Oregon in
1883 and you know our history
from There on My Mother Mc
Crary was of scotch Irish desent
my Father I think was English
Mas Mother was of scotch Irish
her Father was Irish and English
all borned in The south

(page two, right side)

I dont hardly know what to write
but as the saying is we all know enough
if we just could only think of it
Donnel (Donald Goodman) and Duglas (Douglas Kirkpatrick) Oras (Ora Chandler Goodman) and Coras (Cora Chandler Kirkpatrick)
boys staid with us 2 weeks ago Virgil (Virgil Kirkpatrick) and Herman (Herman Goodman) the 2 youngest boys Oras and Corras during their
vacation Onie (Ona Chandler Dana) and Orpha (Orpha Chandler Ford) are
with us today With East (?) the long (cut off?)
dry spell was broken the 18th it has been raining off an on ever since
the ground is quite wetter than it
has been in the last 2 years all
though the little creek all though
it hasent hasent failed to run
Evertt (Everett Chandler) is to be home in May
There were 19 children and grand
children home Chrismas I mean
Their familys had a turkey dinner
with a nice little tree with a lot of
nice little presents among them I
received a check of 365 days of

(page two, left side)

love riendship and happiness
drawn on the Bank of Friendship
I appriciate that check more than
if it had been drawn on some
Commercial Bank of course we
cant get along in this wicked worl
with out some mony as a medium
of exchange but I am opposed to
the ?? of mony as is used
by this misscalled Christian
nations for the exploiting and
oppression of the poor, mony
is ?? and will continue
to be untill the devil is chained
after being chained for a thousa
nd years he is loosed for a sea (cut off? season)
he goes about right where he left
off making wars amongst the
people where they as ??
as the sands as the sands of the
seashore and the second he is
chained forever and ??

(page one, right side)

We were glad to hear that your
health is better those apples that
you sent was fine. They were a
feast for all the children that
were here ?? ?? Elsie
couldent come down
I guess that you can tell Morse (Morris Chandler)
how he can make his whiskers
grow I dont suppose that you
havent forgotten what was told
you. Earl says that the them
mometor was as low as 7° above
but it got as low as 24 above here
some time ago. Write soon
with love from your Father
I forgot to tell you when Mas
was borned Mar 7 1861
and we were married Oct 16 1881

(page one, top of right side, upside down)

I made a little mistake my Mothers name was
Paden her Mothers was McCrary
Mas Mothers name was Doak her Mothers
name was Denny

Note: L.C. (Doak) Chandler's mother's married name was Doak and her maiden name was Denny.


Owner/SourceCheryl R. Sletten
Date7 Jan 1922
Latitude35.0427547
Longitude-120.47599860000003
File nameChandlerLetterP1.jpg
File Size271.11k
Dimensions1024 x 791
Linked toChristopher Columbus CHANDLER; Earl Baxter CHANDLER
AlbumsCHANDLER-SONNEY, CHANDLER-DOAK

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