Hi I am researching my daughter-in-law's family. I am looking for Ruth C Chandler born ? about 1898? I think. She married Dana P Winchell on 24 Jan 1928 the record said she was from Bangor and he was from Acton. They resided in Acton, Dana remarried in 1944 then again in 1948 so I am not sure if she died or they divorced. I can find no birth(that I can match) or death. Please help? I live in Central Maine and I am not sure where the cemetaries are in Acton area. He passed in 1970 in East Lebanon, Maine.



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Maine Old Cemetery Association records say that Dana P. Winchell and Ruth S. Winchell are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in South Acton. Unfortunately the record gives no dates.

The 1930 census gives Ruth's age as 22, and says that she was born in Massachusetts, her father in Maine, and her mother in Massachusetts.

A Ruth S. Chandler matching this description was living in Bucksport, Maine, in 1910, and in Boston in 1920. She was the daughter of John W. and Myrtle S. Chandler. John was a farmer in 1910, but in 1920 was a mate on a steamship.

Here is the marriage record of John W. Chandler and Myrtle S. Allen: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4Z6-K8F

And here is the birth record of their daughter, Ruth Seretha Chandler, b. 23 Apr. 1907 in Boston: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXJ4-J42

Thanks you I did find some out a little earlier but you helped me a lot!


i believe that they were divorced i would have to re-check because dana was married i believe three times. twice that i know of and he died before the last wife did. he is buried at maple grove cementery in acton, maine and i know that at least one of his wives is buried w/him. email me at lmmram@metrocast.net and remind me to look and when i'm there again i'll try to remember.    lois

Hello, the Winchells were my great grandparents. Never meet either because I was born in 1982. Ruth C Chandler Winchell died I think in her 30s after having 6 kids. I was always told that the doctors told her not to have kids. I'm guessing she wasn't in good health. My Granny was one of there daughters. Her name was Ruth S. Winchell Roberts. She was my Moms mother. She moved to Florida & so did there daughter (her sister)Grace. My Granny died when I was 14 and Auntie Grace died a few years back. I think there only child that is still alive is Auntie Sylvia and she's still in Maine. I haven't seen her since my Granny's funeral though. If you find out anything new I'd love to hear about it.

I'm Linda Rachel Loos Clinard daughter of
Cynthia Marie Roberts Loos daughter of
Ruth Seretha Winchell Roberts daughter of
Ruth C. Chandler Winchell




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