Thomas E. Chase

Male9 September 1892–

Brief Life History of Thomas E.

When Thomas E. Chase was born on 9 September 1892, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ernest W. Chase, was 18 and his mother, Anna Louisa Ellis, was 17.

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Family Time Line

Ernest W. Chase
1873–1915
Anna Louisa Ellis
1875–
Thomas E. Chase
1892–
Raymond Thatcher Chase
1907–1993

Sources (4)

  • Thomas E Chan in household of Earnest Chan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas E. Chase, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas E. Chase - census: 13 June 1900; Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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