When Jean Elizabeth Chase was born on 14 September 1924, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Joseph Newton Chase, was 30 and her mother, Josephine Eloise Porter, was 28. She married Lynn Noble Splan on 28 January 1947, in Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years. She died on 16 January 1981, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.
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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