Homer S. Chandler

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Description albumen print glued into scrapbook of Homer S. Chandler. The piller is marked at bottom: "...LKINS"
Year Range from 1863
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1867
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 22013
Notes Full standing view of Homer S. Chandler wearing a dark coat and vest; white shirt and thin bow tie. He wears a beard with no moustache. Homer S. Chandler was born circa 1835 at Vermont. Homer S. Chandler was an early Oshkosh resident. He was a music teacher from 1857-1866; music and instrument dealer from 1868-1869. Homer enlisted at Oshkosh on June 6, 1861. He was assigned as a musician to the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Band Master on June 11, 1861 and was discharged by order dated Oct. 11, 1861. That order discontinued all regimental bands. Homer was married in Winnebago County on Feb. 6, 1863 to Caroline "Cami" Weed. She was born on Apr. 21, 1832 at Junius, New York and was a sister of J.H. Weed. The family moved west and settled at Oshkosh. Homer was listed in 1868 as a dealer in musical merchandise and residing at 65 High Street in the city of Oshkosh. By 1972 he is listed in the directories as a lumber dealer. Homer and Cami removed to Chicago, Cook County Illinois in 1880. At that place he was engaged in the manufacture and sale of lumber. Homer was listed as residing in Chicago when Col. Hancock died on Apr. 10, 1894. Homer died circa 1903 at Chicago. He was returned to Oshkosh for burial in Riverside Cemetery. Caroline died in Chicago on Apr. 14, 1907 at the home of her son, Homer W. Chandler. She was survived by several relatives in Oshkosh and Brother J.H. Weed of Appleton.
Object ID P1999.1.53
Object Name carte de visite
People Chandler, Homer S.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Civil War
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Title Homer S. Chandler
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