Benjamin Goldsmith Chandlee


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Benjamin Goldsmith Chandlee

  • Born: 8 Apr 1883, Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana
  • Marriage: Mabel M. Wilson on 15 May 1907 in Dearborn Co., Indiana
  • Died: 4 Jul 1933, Leonia, Bergen Co., NJ at age 50
  • Buried: Earlham Cemetery, Wayne Co., Indiana

bullet   Another name for Benjamin was B G.


bullet  General Notes:

The WWI Draft Registration Card for Benjamin Goldsmith Chandlee dated Sept 12, 1918 in New York City, NY records his date of birth as April 8, 1883. He is a telegrapher and lives at 215 East 15 in New York, NY. His nearest relative is his sister, Edith A. Chandlee, of Philadelphia, PA.

The 1920 Federal Census for Manhattan Assembly District 7, New York, New York, District 548 records Benjamin G. Chandlee (36 - Indiana/Indiana/PA) with his wife Elizabeth B. Chandlee (36 - Indiana/Indiana/Indiana) and step daughter Kathleen Knight (5 - Mississippi). Benjamin is a Telegrapher for a News Service.

The 1930 Federal Census for Leonia, Bergen Co., New Jersey, District 135 records Benjamin G. Chandlee (46 - Indiana/Indiana/Indiana) with his wife Elizabeth Chandlee (46 - Indiana/Indiana/Indiana) and step daughter Kathleen Knight (15 - Mississippi) and son Jack Chandlee (7 - NY) living at 154 Highwood Avenue. Benjamin is a Telegrapher for a Broker Office. Benjamin was first married at age 23 while Elizabeth at age 27. They own their home valued at $10,000.

Death date and burial location are from


Benjamin married Mabel M. Wilson, daughter of Lindsey C. Wilson and Mary M. Ghrist, on 15 May 1907 in Dearborn Co., Indiana. (Mabel M. Wilson was born on 14 Aug 1884 in Terre Haute, Indiana and died on 5 Oct 1919 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio.) The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Application Dated May 15, 1907 in Dearborn County, Indiana (from
Groom: B. G. Chandlee (Shandlee)
Born: April 8, 1883 in Richmond, Indiana
Current Residence: Dayton, Ohio
Occupation: Telegrapher
Parents: Webster Chandlee, born in Ohio, dead - Emily Jackson, living currently in Richmond, Indiana
Bride: Mabel M. Wilson
Born: Aug 14, 1884 in Terre Haute, Indiana
Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Telephone Operator
Parents: L. T. Wilson, born in Ironton, Ohio, dead - Mary M. Ghrist, born in Ironton, Ohio, living currently in Terre Haute, Indiana

Benjamin and Mabel divorced ca 1915 in Cincinnati ... she remained there and he went to New York.

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