American Silversmiths

Samuel Chandler
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Samuel Franklin Chandler


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Samuel Franklin Chandler
  • Born: 1 Oct 1813, Longmeadow MA
  • Died: 13 Jan 1888, Springfield MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1826 to E. & S. WOODWORTH in Springfield MA
    Learning the trade of spoon and spectacle maker.
  • He worked before 1844 as a spoon and spectacle maker in Longmeadow MA in the shop of Dimond Chandler.
  • He worked after 1852 as a spectacle maker in Monson MA
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Monson MA, listed as a goldsmith, living next door to Justin Smith Brewer
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as an optician
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Springfield MA, listed as a spectacle maker.

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