Phineas A Chase

Male10 March 1857–8 August 1924

Brief Life History of Phineas A

When Phineas A Chase was born on 10 March 1857, in Maine, United States, his father, Randall S. Chase, was 33 and his mother, Dorcas D Ames, was 24. He lived in Cornville, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1870 and Solon, Somerset, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 August 1924, in Maine, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Athens, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Randall S. Chase
Dorcas D Ames
Eva Chase
Electa Jane Chase
Lizzie Frances Chase
Phineas A Chase
Frank Chase
Llamb Chase
Victoria Chase
Randal S Chase
Steward Chase

Sources (5)

  • Phineas A Chase, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Phineas Chase, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Phineas A Chase, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or perhaps a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).

History: Thomas Chase came to MA from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants. Samuel Chase, born in Somerset County, MD, in 1741, was one of the first members of the US Supreme Court; Philander Chase, born in Cornish, NH, in 1741 was a prominent Episcopal clergyman, and his nephew Salmon Portland Chase (1808–73), also born in Cornish, was governor of OH, a US senator, and secretary of the US Treasury during the Civil War.

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

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