Sallie Nelson Chandler, C.S.D.

Portrait from life by Susan Ricker Knox. Original Longyear Collection.


SALLIE NELSON CHANDLER, whose father was a physician, was born in Boonville, Missouri. Her family were Methodists, and at the age of 12 she also became a member of that church. For many years, both before and after her eventual marriage, she was an invalid, and the best medical care proved unavailing. Sallie first heard of Christian Science after she and her husband moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She decided to try this new teaching as a last resort. Her healing was slow, but when she did regain her health she turned wholeheartedly to the study of Christian Science. Mrs. Chandler took Primary class instruction from Mrs. Eddy at the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in 1888, joined The Mother Church in 1893, received the degree of C.S.D. in 1904, and was listed as a practitioner in Kansas City in The Christian Science Journal from 1900 until 1917. Mrs. Chandler then moved to New York, where she joined Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, and continued in the healing work until 1924.

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