Antoinette Chase

Female4 October 1845–1918

Brief Life History of Antoinette

When Antoinette Chase was born on 4 October 1845, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Job Joseph Chase, was 43 and her mother, Lucy Farnsworth Butterfield, was 41. She married Henry Clay Stokes on 1 January 1867. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died in 1918, in Avon, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Avon, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Henry Clay Stokes
Antoinette Chase
Marriage: 1 January 1867
Kate May Stokes
Grant M. Stokes
Cora Ellen Stokes
Harry Stokes
Harriette Stokes

Sources (11)

  • Antonett Chase in household of Job Chase, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Antoinette Chase, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Antoinette Chase Stokes, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1867
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 6

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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