Wesley Monroe Chance

11 September 1853–12 January 1929 (Age 75)
McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Wesley Monroe

When Wesley Monroe Chance was born on 11 September 1853, in McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, Alfred Chance, was 36 and his mother, Emilia Peyton, was 38. He married Hannah Lavisa Rich on 24 July 1875, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Wright Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 12 January 1929, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Wesley Monroe Chance
Hannah Lavisa Rich
Marriage: 24 July 1875
Elizabeth Pearl Chance
Mildred Alice "Amelia" Chance
Beth Foerschler
May Chance
Mina M. Chance

Spouse and Children

24 July 1875
Hamilton, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary J. Chance


    John Jarred Chance


    Sally E Chance


    Martha M. Chance


    Denitha Chance


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

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

1 English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a nickname for an inveterate gambler, for someone considered fortunate or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck.2 Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wesly M Chance in household of Alfred Chance, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wesley M Chance in household of Alfred Chance, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wesley M Chase in household of Daniel Rich, "United States Census, 1880"

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