Chandler, Harry L.

Harry Chandler followed the path of his brother, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, from their hometown of Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, to Michigan, and finally on to Arizona.  While in Michigan, he met and married Bertha Trowbridge Chandler.  They had two children, Marian Chandler and Louise Chandler Price.

Harry Chandler (left) with his brother Dr. Alexander J. Chandler.

After their wedding, Harry and Bertha moved to Phoenix, Arizona.  A. J. Chandler had already established himself in nearby Mesa, Arizona, and Harry went into business selling shoes.  After a few years, he moved to Mesa and developed the Southside Gas and Electric Company, with a hydro-electric power plant built on a drop in the Tempe Crosscut Canal in Mesa.  His plant provided electricity to Mesa and Tempe, and soon to the newly created town of Chandler.

Harry Chandler (left) with his brother Dr. Alexander J. Chandler.


Mr. Chandler will be heading the Mesa Cotton Growers' Association.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/28/1913)

Mr. Chandler is drilling a well on his ranch west of town.  He has just finished a comodius house, and expects to harvest a big crop this fall.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

Mr. Chandler has planted 60 acres of cotton.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

Mr. Chandler's ranch hand, Paul Kaidel, died accidently while working at another ranch.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

Mr. Chandler is one of the promoters of the Eastern Extension Irrigation district.  Land is mostly in Higley country, and it will receive a pumping station.  The other promoter is J.W. Walker of Phoenix.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/22/1913)