Vilena Emma Chase

15 June 1867–24 March 1944 (Age 76)
West Union, Todd, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Vilena Emma

When Vilena Emma Chase was born on 15 June 1867, in West Union, Todd, Minnesota, United States, her father, Esadore Freeman Chase, was 30 and her mother, Cynthia Eliza Pixley, was 26. She married Harry Leslie Martin St Clair on 4 September 1894, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lake Oswego, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 413 East Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 24 March 1944, in Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76.

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Harry Leslie Martin St Clair
Vilena Emma Chase
Marriage: 4 September 1894
Chase Eddy St Clair
Leslie Thomas St Clair
Mildred Mary St Clair
Winifred Eleanor St Clair
Margaret Louise St Clair

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    Harry Leslie Martin St Clair



4 September 1894
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 13

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Lena Chase in household of Esadore Chase, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Lena Chase in household of E F Chase, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Vilena Chase in household of Esadore Chase, "United States Census, 1870"

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