New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Margaret Llewellyn (Doughty) Chandler

Margaret Llewellyn Chandler, widow of John H. Chandler, died at the home of her son, R. D. Chandler at Fair Haven, on Saturday night. She was 86 years old. Death was indirectly due to a fall which Mrs. Chandler had a short time ago, when she broke her hip. She had been confined to her bed since the accident and death was partly due to close confinement to the bed, coupled with old age.

On the day she died she seemed in better health than usual and talked a great deal. It was not until the family had retired for the night that she took a turn for the worse. She sank rapidly and soon died. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. The service was conducted by Rev. William Pettit. The body was buried in the graveyard at Little Silver.

Mrs. Chandler was born at the Highlands, and was the daughter of Elizabeth and John Doughty, who at that time owned a house near where Thompson's hotel now stands. On November 18th, 1835, she married Mr. Chandler at her father's house at the Highlands. They began housekeeping at once on a place on the river bank at Fair Haven owned by Mr. Chandler. They lived on this place until Mr. Chandler's death, which occurred in August , 1889. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Chandler had made her home with her sons, William H. and Robert D. Chandler. Besides these two sons four others survive her. They are Lewis O. and Christopher D. Chandler of Fair Haven, Benjamin D. Chandler of Cranford and Charles W. Chandler of Yonkers. One daughter, Mrs. C. E. Bennett of Fair Haven, died a few years ago.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 20, 1899