Phebe Jane Summers

24 October 1840–9 September 1924 (Age 83)
Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Phebe Jane

When Phebe Jane Summers was born on 24 October 1840, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Rezin Scarce Summers, was 45 and her mother, Lorinda Jones, was 38. She married George N. Chase on 24 December 1863, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Englewood, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 September 1924, in Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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George N. Chase
Phebe Jane Summers
Marriage: 24 December 1863
Alice M Chase
Arslin Chase
Jennie Chase
Iva Chase

Spouse and Children

24 December 1863
Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Alice M Chase


    Arslin Chase


    Jennie Chase


    Iva Chase


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · History of Englewood

Age 10

Community Area 68, 7 miles S of the Loop. Before 1850, Englewood was an oak forest with much swampland. In 1852 several railroad lines crossed at what became known as Junction Grove, stimulating the beginning of what we know today as Englewood. The earliest settlers to Englewood were German and Irish workers. They worked initially on truck farms, the railroads, and later at the Union Stock Yard. By 1865 Junction Grove was annexed to the Town of Lake and then Chicago in 1889. In 1868 Henry B. Lewis, a wool merchant in the Loop and Board of Education member, suggested a new name, Englewood, deriving from his association with Englewood, New Jersey. Also in 1868, developer L. W. Beck gave 10 acres to Englewood for the Cook County Normal School (later Chicago State University), a teacher's college serving the Chicago region. Normal Park developed around the school, paving the way for incoming middle-class homebuyers. In the 1870s Englewood High School was opened. BECK'S AMERICAN BAND, ENGLEWOOD The first religious mission to the area was begun by the Presbyterians, but the first church was St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, established in 1869. In the 1870s Protestants of every variety established churches. By 1880 Germans, Irish, and Scots were the largest ethnic groups, but were supplanted at the turn of the century by Poles and other Eastern European immigrants. By 1887 horsecar lines connected Englewood to downtown, followed by electric trolleys in 1896 and the Elevated line in 1907. By 1922, 2,900 street railways, Elevated, and suburban trains serviced Englewood daily. Encyclopedia of Chicago

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phoebe J Chase, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Phebe J Simmons in household of George W Simmons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe J Chase in household of George M Chase, "United States Census, 1900"

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