George Washington Moses Chase

25 November 1830–20 January 1908 (Age 77)
Catlin, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of George Washington Moses

When George Washington Moses Chase was born on 25 November 1830, in Catlin, Chemung, New York, United States, his father, Moses Chase, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Matilda Kent, was 18. He married Abigail Marie "Abbie" Russell on 23 November 1851, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years. He died on 20 January 1908, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin Territory, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Washington Moses Chase
Abigail Marie "Abbie" Russell
Marriage: 23 November 1851
Ida Henretta Chase
Elizabeth Antoinette " Libby" Chase
Frank L. Chase
Clara Barton
Cary Chase

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23 November 1851
Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 24

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Geo M Chase in household of Frank L Chase, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • George Chase in household of Moses Chase, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George M Chase, "United States Census, 1900"

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