Nellie H. Chandler
- Born: Jun 1860, Iowa
- Marriage: Samuel B. Shirk in 1880 in Monmouth, Jackson Co., Iowa
- Died: After 1930, Maquoketa, Jackson Co., Iowa
See general notes on her husband, Samuel Shirk, as well as her daughter, Tressa, for various census facts.
The 1880 Federal Census for Monmouth, Jackson Co., Iowa, District 323, page 579A, dated June 25, 1880 records Case (46 - Canada/Mass/?) and Delila (44 - NY/Vermont/NY) Chandler with Etta T. (12 - Iowa).
Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, February 4, 1919
Delilah Dean was born at Crown Point, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1836, and came to Iowa with her parents in 1854, settling at Maquoketa and later on a farm near Smithtown. In 1859 she was united in marriage to Case Chandler, which union resulted in two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Shirk of Monmouth, Ia., and Mrs. Etta Tyler Nelson of Denver, Colo. When the home was broken up, she went to her oldest daughter, who was married and living at Eagle Grove. Later she made her home with the daughter needing her most until about thirteen years ago she accepted an invitation to make her permanent home with her sister, Mrs. F. B. Skiff of Oxford Junction, Ia.
Never very robust, her strength gradually grew less with the advancing years until it was thought best to place her in a hospital for expert care, but the examining physician pronounced her case one of those in which neither drugs nor skilled care could restore the worn-out body. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, she fell asleep and passed away the next morning at 2 o'clock without pain and without knowledge of the change which had come to her. Her life had been spent in imitation of the Christ in that she went about doing good. There we leave her to her Master to reward her the fruits of that which she so patiently painted and tended. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Skiff Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Williams of Olin conducting the services. Burial was made in Mayflower cemetery in Oxford Junction.
Nellie married Samuel B. Shirk, son of Elias E. Shirk and Susan G. Bare, in 1880 in Monmouth, Jackson Co., Iowa. (Samuel B. Shirk was born circa 1857 in Pennsylvania and died circa 1911 in Monmouth, Jackson Co., Iowa.)