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On 7 Jun 2013 Marc Cohen wrote:
many years a special branch of banking that pertains exclusively to the buying and selling of real-estate mortgages, advancing money thereon, investing deposits therein, and loaning the banks capital on pledge of real estate only. The Mortgage Banking house of Chandler & Co , was originally started in 1S5S by Peyton R. Chand- ler, the senior member of the present house, who removed that year from Vermont, where he had been engaged from early life in mer- cantile pursuits and in promoting and managing the railroads of the Connecticut Valley. His son Frank R. Chandler, now the other member of the firm, came to Chicago in 1860, after two years practical education in the Bank of Bellows Falls. He was for several years with the old Marine Bank, with E. I. Tinkham's clearing house for "Stump Tail" currency in War times, with Solomon Sturges & Sons' bank, and the Third National Bank, all institutions of this city long since defunct. The father was for many years president of the Union Stock-Yard and Transit Company, and di- rector in the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company and in the Chamber of Commerce. The son was at one time secretary and treasurer of the Chicago Dock Company. Coming to Chicago after the crisis of 1S57, at a time when everything was depressed, and after going through the greater crisis of 1S73 unscathed, their views on real-estate values for money, loaning purposes have been eminently conservative. Their clientage is among the Savings Banks of New England and other wealthy corporations, including private investors who hail from New York, Boston, London and Paris. P. R. Chandler was born January 29, 1817, and F. R. Chandler on October 2, 1840. They belong to the Illinois Asso- ciation of the Sons of Vermont. F. R. Chandler married on Feb- ruary 4. 1S6S, Anna S., daughter of Benjamin H. Buckingham, son of Alvah Buckingham, who built and owned the first grain elevator in Chicago. At this writing (18S5) the latest generation of this Chandler family is represented by Alphonse Buckingham Chandler, born at Florence, Italy, February 23, 1878.
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