When Estella R. Chase was born on 21 May 1895, in Upton, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Edward Clarence Chase, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann McLeod, was 26. She married John Verner Wiken on 12 April 1913, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1920 and Peru, Oxford, Maine, United States for about 10 years.
English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or perhaps a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).
History: Thomas Chase came to MA from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants. Samuel Chase, born in Somerset County, MD, in 1741, was one of the first members of the US Supreme Court; Philander Chase, born in Cornish, NH, in 1741 was a prominent Episcopal clergyman, and his nephew Salmon Portland Chase (1808–73), also born in Cornish, was governor of OH, a US senator, and secretary of the US Treasury during the Civil War.
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