1914: Pescadero’s Lafayette Chandler passes….

From the Redwood City Democrat, April 9, 1914

Lafayette Chandler Pescadero’s stalwart old citizen for over half a century, passed away Sunday after a long illness. His burial took place at Cypress Lawn…Mr. Chandler was a native of Maine, aged 77 years. He left his native state when 16 years of age and came to California via the Nicaragua route. His arrival at the Golden Gate was the prelude to a startling adventure, the ship on which he sailed, going on the rocks during a dense fog and becoming a total wreck. All of passengers were taken ashore in boats. Mr. Chandler landed in San Francisco in 1859. Shortly afterwards he went to Santa Cruz, then returned to this county, residing awhile at Searsville, after which he located permanently at Pescadero.

He was twice married and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Asa Weeks…

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