Harry Chandler

Harry Chandler (1864 - 1944)

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Harry Chandler
Born in Landaff, New Hampshiremap
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Died in Los Angeles County, California,map
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Harry Chandler was an American newspaper publisher and investor.

Harry Chandler was born in 1864 in Landaff New Hampshire to a farming family. While attending Dartmouth College, on a dare he dove into “an ice-covered vat of starch.” This caused a severe lung infection that lasted for several years.  About this time (in the early 1880s) he removed to California where he had several jobs working outside, such as a fruit picker in the San Fernando Valley.  From his jobs he managed to overcome his lung problems and save several thousand dollars, which permitted him to buy a newspaper circulation route. Eventually he worked his way up to circulation manager at the Los Angeles Times, owned by General Harrison Gray Otis. Following the death of his first wife, Harry married the General’s daughter.  On General Otis’ death, Harry became the publisher of the Los Angeles Times. Eventually he became chairman of the board of Times-Mirror Company.  He began buying up properties in the area both personally and through land syndicates. Harry Chandler was a 33rd degree Mason, AASR and Shriner. The Hollywood Sign, the most famous sign in the world, located on Mount Lee in Griffith Park overlooking Hollywood was built in 1923 to read “Hollywoodland” by a syndicate of notables including Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times, in order to promote the sale of homes in one of the most prestigious subdivisions by the same name.  In 1945, the name was shortened to Hollywood.


Harry Chandler, son of Moses K. & Emma J. (Little) Chandler was born 17 May 1864 in Landaff NH and died 23 Sep 1944 in California. He married 1st) 6 Feb 1889 to Magdalena “Maggie” Schlador, dau of Frederich H. & Franziska (Weidenfeld) Schlador.  She was born in 1863 in Comfort, Kendall County TX, and died 4 Aug 1892 in Los Angeles Co CA giving birth to her second child. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. At that time they were living at 719 Rosas Street, and Harry was working in the circulation department of the Times. Harry married 2nd, 6 May 1894 to Emma Marian Otis, daughter of Harrison Gray & Eliza (Wetherby) Otis.  Emma was born 1 July 1866 in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio and died 8 Sep 1952. In 1924 they were living at 2330 Hillhurst Avenue in Los Angeles California. In 1917 Harry took over as head of “The Times” after the death of his father-in-law Harrison Gray Otis. They are buried at various cemeteries in Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Gabriel California. As of November 2006 there are 170 living descendants. In April of 2007, the Chandler family made a final exit from the newspaper business with their sale of Tribune Co.

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1870 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chendler Age in 1870 6 Birth Year abt 1864 Birthplace New Hampshire Dwelling Number 122 Home in 1870 Landaff, Grafton, New Hampshire Gender Male [1]

1880 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Age 16 Birth Date Abt 1864 Birthplace New Hampshire Home in 1880 Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA Dwelling Number 19 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Son Marital Status Single Father's Name Moses K Chandler Father's Birthplace New Hampshire Mother's Name Emma Chandler Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire Occupation Works In Bobbin Mill Attended School Yes Household Members Name Age Moses K Chandler Emma Chandler Harry Chandler Fred Chandler Clara Chandler [2]

1900 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Age 36 Birth Date May 1864 Birthplace New Hampshire Home in 1900 Los Angeles Ward 2, Los Angeles, California Ward of City 2 Precinct (Part Of) Street Northj Broadway House Number 503 Sheet Number 1 Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 9 Family Number 10 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Marian Chandler Marriage Year 1894 Years Married 6 Father's Birthplace New Hampshire Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire Months Not Employed 0 Can Read Yes Can Write Yes Can Speak English Yes House Owned or Rented O Home Free or Mortgaged F Farm or House H Household Members Name Age Harry Chandler Marian Chandler Franciska Chandler Alice M Chandler Constance Chandler Ruth Chandler Norman Chandler Clara E Chandler Adelphine Laramey [3]

1910 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Age in 1910 45 Birth Year abt 1865 Birthplace New Hampshire Home in 1910 Los Angeles Assembly District 75, Los Angeles, California Street Rosth Reading House Number 503 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Marian Chandler Father's Birthplace New Hampshire Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire Native Tongue English Occupation Manager Industry Waiter Manufact Employer, Employee or Other Wage Earner Home Owned or Rented Own Home Free or Mortgaged Free Farm or House M Able to read Yes Able to Write Yes Years Married 16 Out of Work N Number of Weeks Out of Work 0 Household Members Name Age Harry Chandler 45 Marian Chandler 42 Francis Chandler 20 May Chandler 17 Constance Chandler 13 Ruth Chandler 12 Norman Chandler 10 Harrison Chandler 7 Helen Chandler 3 Phillip Chandler 3 Ralph Chandler 19 Mary O Dara 40 [4]

1920 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Age 55 Birth Year abt 1865 Birthplace New Hampshire Home in 1920 Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Los Angeles, California Street Hillhurst House Number 2330 Residence Date 1920 Race White Gender Male Relation to Head of House Head Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Marian Otis Chandler Father's Birthplace New Hampshire Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire Able to Speak English Yes Occupation Manager Industry Newspaper Employment Field Wage or Salary Home Owned or Rented Own Home Free or Mortgaged Free Able to read Yes Able to Write Yes Household Members Name Age Harry Chandler Marian Otis Chandler Constance Chandler Ruth Chandler Norman Chandler Harrison Chandler Helen Chandler Philip Chandler Carrie H Otis Lucy Ballard [5]

1930 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Birth Year abt 1864 Gender Male Race White Age in 1930 66 Birthplace New Hampshire Marital Status Married Relation to Head of House Head Home in 1930 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Map of Home Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Street Address No Hillhurst Ave Ward of City Assembly District 55 Block 1045 House Number 2330 Dwelling Number 398 Family Number 496 Home Owned or Rented Owned Home Value 150, 000 Radio Set Yes Lives on Farm No Age at First Marriage 30 Attended School No Able to Read and Write Yes Father's Birthplace New Hampshire Mother's Birthplace New Hampshire Able to Speak English Yes Occupation Publisher Industry Newspaper Class of Worker Working on own account Employment Yes Household Members Name Age Harry Chandler Marion Chandler Constance Chandler Harrison Chandler Helen Chandler Phillip Chandler Anna L Colberg [6]

1940 United States Federal Census Name Harry Chandler Age 74 Estimated Birth Year abt 1866 Gender Male Race White Birthplace New Hampshire Marital Status Married Relation to Head of House Head Home in 1940 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Map of Home in 1940 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California House Number 2330 Inferred Residence in 1935 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Residence in 1935 Same House Sheet Number 61B Number of Household in Order of Visitation 56 Occupation Publisher House Owned or Rented Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 50,000 Attended School or College No Highest Grade Completed High School, 4th year Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 48 Class of Worker Employer Weeks Worked in 1939 50 Income 0 Income Other Sources Yes Household Members Name Age Harry Chandler Marion O Chandler Harrison Chandler Rosa Weiss Angelo Medro Pagner Olson [7] California, Death Index, 1940-1997 Name Harry Chandler Gender Male Birth Date 17 May 1864 Birth Place New Hampshire Death Date 23 Sep 1944 Death Place Los Angeles Mother's Maiden Name Little Father's Surname Chandler

North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 Name Harry Chandler Gender Male Birth Date May 1864 Father Moses Knight Chandler Mother Emma J Little [8]

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Name Harry Chandler Age 54 Birth Date 17 May 1864 Birth Place Landaff, New Hampshire Residence Place Los Angeles, California Passport Issue Date 25 Nov 1918 Father Moses K Chandelr Has Photo Yes [9]

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Name Harry Chandler Gender Male Race White Birth Date 17 May 1864 Birth Place Landaff, New Hampshire Father Moses K Chandler Mother Emma J Little SSN 573104578 Notes Aug 1937: Name listed as HARRY CHANDLER



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