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    Rescued Photo: Candler Family Photo

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    Rescued 000-004:  Will Coxey Candler c. 1890s

    Rescued 000-004: Will Coxey Candler c. 1890s

    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Will Coxey CANDLER which was taken at the F. E. Post Studio in Denver, CO. The photograph was taken in the 1890’s with Will noted as 8 months old at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information on Will and his family:

    Wilkie Coxey CANDLER was born to parents Rudolph W. CANDLER (b. Feb 1861 in Illinois – d. 1930 in Littleton, CO) and Fannie MAYERS (1870-1954). The couple had 5 children including, Mabel D.; Mary L.; Wilkie Coxey; Eldridge Dewey; and Rudolph CANDLER, all born between 1889 and 1909. Wilkie was said to be 42 years old when he died on 22 Nov 1936 in Littleton, CO and is buried in the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton.

    Census records provide the following information:

    1900 census of South Littleton, CO:
    Rudolph CANDLER, age 39, born Feb 1861, married 12 years, born IL, parents born Germany, an Artesian Well Driller
    Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 30, born Apr 1870, married 12 years, 4 children/3 living, born OH, parents born Germany/OH
    Mabel D. CANDLER, dau, age 11, born Nov 1888, born CO, at School
    Mary L. CANDLER, dau, age 8, born Apr 1892, born CO, at School
    Wilkie CANDLER, son, age 6, born May 1894, born CO

    1910 census of Arapahoe Co., CO:
    Rudolph CANDLER, age 49, married 22 years, born IL, parents born Germany, a Well Digger
    Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 40, married 22 years, 6 children/5 living, born OH, parents born Germany/OH
    Mary CANDLER, dau, age 15, born CO
    William CANDLER, son, age 15, born CO
    Eldridge CANDLER, son, age 4, born CO
    Rudolph CANDLER, son, age 1, born CO

    1920 census of Littleton, CO:
    Rudolph CANDLER, age 58, born IL, parents born Germany, an Artesian Well Contractor
    Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 49, born OH, parents born Germany/OH
    Wilkie CANDLER, son, age 25, born CO, a Purchasing Agent
    Eldridge CANDLER, son, age 14, born CO
    Rudolph CANDLER, son, age 11, born CO
    Clyde S. POTTS, son-in-law, age 29, born MO, parents born MO/KY, a Ford Motor Co. Foreman
    Mary C. POTTS, dau, age 27, born CO, parents born IL/OH
    Frances M. POTTS, granddau, age 6, born CO

    1930 census of Littleton, CO:
    Louis BERTOLETT, age 56, married at age 17, born CO, parents born PA/TX, an Elevator Manager
    Louise G. BERTOLETT, wife, age 57, married at age 18, born Ireland, parents born Ireland
    Wilkie C. CANDLER, son-in-law, age 35, married at age 28, born CO, parents born IL/OH, a Well Driller
    Myrtle B. CANDLER, dau, age 30, married at age 22, born CO, parents born CO/Ireland
    Wilma C. CANDLER, granddau, age 4 years + 5 months, born CO
    Annie R. ANDERSON, sister-in-law, age 63, born Ireland, parents born Ireland

    I’m hoping to locate someone from this CANDLER Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

    Shelley Cardiel

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