Edgar Decatur Chase

Brief Life History of Edgar Decatur

When Edgar Decatur Chase was born on 12 June 1853, in Cardington, Morrow, Ohio, United States, his father, Stephen Nichols Chase, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Ann Felt, was 25. He married Lavina Urina Lindsey on 11 April 1878, in Colfax Township, Colfax, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died in 1925, in Newport, Lincoln, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72.

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Edgar Decatur Chase
Lavina Urina Lindsey
Marriage: 11 April 1878
Maude Edna Chase
William Laughlin Chase
Sarah Jessie Chase
Chester Stephen Chase
Mabel Lovina Chase
Leon Edgar Chase

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  • Edgar Chase, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • E D Chase, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • E D Chase, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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Historical Boundaries - 1864: Benton, Oregon, United States; 1893: Lincoln, Oregon, United States

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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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