Estella R. Chase

21 May 1895–
Upton, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Estella R.

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 Anna 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.

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John Verner Wiken
Estella R. Chase
Marriage: 12 April 1913
Verner John Wiken
Eric Woodrow Wiken

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    John Verner Wiken



12 April 1913
Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Age 32

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)

  • Estella R Wiken in household of John V Wiken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Estella R Wiken in household of John V Wiken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella Wiken in household of John Wiken, "United States Census, 1920"

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