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Edward R. Mandy
(1873-1940)

Edward Raphael Mandy was an assayer and chemist in Leadville, Colorado. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on April 24, 1873, the son of Clara Louise Caroline Klenner and Peter Schmidt (foster parents?). He moved to Leadville, Colorado by the age of 17, and from 1890 to1892 he worked there as a clerk for the Louis W. Sweitzer & Company. In 1893 he was a student in Denver, probably studying chemistry at the University of Colorado.

By 1894 Mandy was back in Leadville, working first as an assayer (1894-1895) for the Bi-Metallic Smelting Company, and from 1898 to 1903 as an independent assayer. In 1903, Taylor Holt purchased his assay business in Leadville and Mandy moved temporarily to Chicago, where he had connections of some kind, probably through his wife, Loretta Quinn (they had married in 1897, and had a daughter, Gladys, in 1911). Within a year or two (by 1905) he was back in Leadville working as a chemist and assayer again, and continued there at least until registering for the Draft in 1918. Although he lived in Leadville, he gave his "permanent address" as Chicago. In 1930-1934 he operated his assay business in Denver, but died in Leadville on October 21, 1940.
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