George Franklin Chase

Brief Life History of George Franklin

When George Franklin Chase was born on 5 August 1843, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Farnum Chase, was 35 and his mother, Susanna Frances Smith, was 30.

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Joseph Farnum Chase
1808–1872
Susanna Frances Smith
1813–1849
David Currier Chase
1835–1913
George William Chase
1842–
Susan M. Chase
1843–
Joseph Farnum Chase
1837–1926
Eliza Dole Chase
1841–1842
George Franklin Chase
1843–
William Chase
1849–1849

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    World Events (3)

    1846

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

    1863

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    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.

    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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