William Henry Chase

13 March 1818–13 April 1904 (Age 86)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Chase was born on 13 March 1818, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Thomas W Chase, was 19 and his mother, Phebe Brownell Seabury, was 20. He married Cynthia Davol on 26 January 1879. He died on 13 April 1904, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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William Henry Chase
Sarah Ann Davole
Phebe A Chase
Mary E Chase
John Edward Chase
Thomas Wilbour Chace
William R Chase

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    Phebe A Chase


    John Edward Chase


    Thomas Wilbour Chace


    Mary E Chase




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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 17

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 23

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

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)

  • William H Chase, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Chase, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Chase, "United States Census, 1880"

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