Clarence Lafoy Chase

6 April 1877–11 March 1933 (Age 55)
Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Clarence Lafoy

When Clarence Lafoy Chase was born on 6 April 1877, in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, William Henry Chase, was 40 and his mother, Annette Magley, was 23. He lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 11 March 1933, in Leslie, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Fisher, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Clarence Lafoy Chase
Mae B Salisbury

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    William Henry Chase


    Annette Magley




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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Clarence L Chase, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence L Chase in household of Ann Chase, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarenc L Chse in household of W H Chase, "United States Census, 1880"

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