Stephen Herbert Chase

21 November 1863–16 February 1939 (Age 75)
West Liberty, Muscatine, Iowa, United States

The Life of Stephen Herbert

When Stephen Herbert Chase was born on 21 November 1863, in West Liberty, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, his father, Stephen Nichols Chase, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Ann Felt, was 35. He married Sarah Belle McKee on 28 October 1885, in Colfax, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Heyburn, Lincoln, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 16 February 1939, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Stephen Herbert Chase
Sarah Belle McKee
Marriage: 28 October 1885
Lena Laura Higgins

Spouse and Children

28 October 1885
Colfax, Nebraska, United States


    Lena Laura Higgins


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 6

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Stephen H., "United States Census, 1900"
  • Stephen H Chase, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert Chase in household of Stephen Chase, "United States Census, 1870"

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