Youth (1870 - 1912)
| America & Oil (1912-1932)
| Pulp Fiction (1933-1938)
| Early Novels (1939-1944)
Returns to America, lives briefly in St. Louis and Omaha, then moves to California. Works odd jobs in and around Los Angeles.
Enrolls in nightschool bookkeeping course Works as bookkeeper and accountant at Los Angeles Creamery. Mother comes from England to live with him
Living at 311 Loma Drive, downtown Los Angeles
AugustEnlists in Canadian army
December 7Arrives in Liverpool, England
MarchAssigned to 7th Batallion of Canadian Expeditionary Force, sent to France
Junetransferred to Royal Air Force, attends aviation training school
FebruaryReceives discharge from Army.
Returns to United States, travels along Pacific coast. Moves to San Francisco, takes job at an English bank. Returns to Los Angeles, works for Los Angeles Creamery. Begins affair with Cissy Pascal.
June 10Cissy Pascal files for divorce from husband.
October 24Oct. 24--Cissy's divorce final
Takes bookkeeping job with Dabney oil syndicate, soon rises to position of vice-president
JanuaryFlorence Chandler (Raymond's mother) dies
February 6Raymond Chandler and Cissy Pascal marry.
The Chandlers move to 1024 South Highland Avenue
Chandler fired from Dabney Oil Syndicate for drinking and absenteeism
Chandler goes to Seattle without Cissy. Cissy becomes ill. Chandler returns to L.A.
Move to 4616 Greenwood Place