The following data is extracted from Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History.
Prominent among the self-made men of this county is lie whose name heads this sketch, and who has been a prominent character in business and political circles for many years past. He was born in Missouri, September 1, 1845 and came here in 1862, and has resided here ever since, and has made a host of friends who have every confidence in his honesty, efficiency and integrity, and that they have not mistaken their man is evidenced by the fact that he has never betrayed them, and by his obliging and accommodating disposition has ever shown it willingness to do anything In his power to show his appreciation of their regard. He began ranching at Wingville in 1874, and soon became engaged in raising cattle, and in 1888 began raising thoroughbred stock, Herefords and Shorthorns, and is today the largest dealer in the state. He is especially favored in location for this business, owning as he does 960 acres on the Powder River, the finest hay land in the state. Besides he has his home place of 160 acres at Wingville, and a ranch of 480 acres on Wolf Creek, in Union County. He has lately added 89 head of Herefords from the Inter Ocean and Lord Dunraven herds, of Wyoming. Among his Shorthorns he has used such strains its Barrington, Geneva 2d, color red, bred by J. W. and C. C. Judy, of Falluia, Illinois, got by Geneva Duke, 19,841, out of Barrington Bates, 10th, by 20th Duke of Airdrie, 13872, second dam Barrington Belle, 4th. by Earl of Barrington 23017, and tracing to imported Young Mary by Jupiter (2170), also Christmas Gift, 114,728, color red, bred by H. C. Duncan, of Osborn, Missouri, got by Imp. Chief Barron, (56210) out of 5th Gift of Locust Lawn by 7th Duke of Kirklington, 41797, and tracing to Imp. Daisy. We present a cut showing a few of the herd, including Conqueror's Hero, 122584, color roan, bred by Alex. Chalmers, of Centerville, Oregon, got by Conqueror. 111377, out of Ocean Spray, by Illustrious Duke, 112,409, second dam Ocean Wave, by 7th Earl of Darlington 66011, and tracing to Imp. Honeysuckle by Royal Duke (25014). He was sired by Imp. Gray Monarch, who with four of his get took the sweepstakes over all breeds at the World's Fair at Chicago. Mr. Chandler has in the past acted as state representative from Baker County, also as joint senator from Baker and Malheur. He is an Odd Fellow, Workman and P. E. R. of Lodge 338, B. P. P E.
Source: Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History