George Ambrose Chase

13 April 1840–10 December 1917 (Age 77)
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of George Ambrose

When George Ambrose Chase was born on 13 April 1840, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John Woodworth Chase, was 41 and his mother, Millicent S Theal, was 49. He married Margaret G. Groff on 27 December 1907, in Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1872 and Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 10 December 1917, at the age of 77.

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George Ambrose Chase
Margaret G. Groff
Marriage: 27 December 1907

Spouse and Children

27 December 1907
Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    John Woodworth Chase


    Millicent S Theal




    Samuel Theal Chase


    Alice Maria Chase


    William Theal Chase


    Sarah Ann Chase


    John Woodworth Chase


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World Events (7)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · British North America Act

Age 27

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

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 (2)

  • George Ambrose Chase, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • George Ambrose Chase, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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