Flossie Lillian Chase

15 January 1898–8 January 1995 (Age 96)
Upton, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Flossie Lillian

When Flossie Lillian Chase was born on 15 January 1898, in Upton, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Edward Clarence Chase, was 29 and her mother, Mary Anna McLeod, was 29. She married Earl Clayton Cotes on 1 August 1920, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1920 and Kittery, York, Maine, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1995, in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 96.

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Earl Clayton Cotes
Flossie Lillian Chase
Marriage: 1 August 1920
Florene Muriel Cotes
Orland C Cotes

Spouse and Children

1 August 1920
Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Florene Muriel Cotes


    Orland C Cotes


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 7

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

Age 29

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or rather a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).2 Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Flossie L Cotes in household of Earl C Cotes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flossie Chase, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flossie B Chace in household of Eddie C Chace, "United States Census, 1900"

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