George Ambrose Chase

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

The Life Summary 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 Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1911. 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

  • Marriage
    27 December 1907Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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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 · Ontario Founded
    Age 27
    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • George Ambrose Chase, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • George Chase, "Canada Census, 1911"

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