Henry Chase

Male26 November 1832–

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Chase was born on 26 November 1832, in Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jonathan Green Chase, was 32 and his mother, Lavina Smith, was 27.

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Jonathan Green Chase
1799–1869
Lavina Smith
1805–1881
Jonathan Smith Chase
1828–1904
Henry Chase
1832–
William B. Chase
1839–1892

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    World Events (3)

    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

    Age 1

    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1846

    Age 14

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

    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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