Ezra Carter Chase

October 1833–15 August 1903 (Age 69)
Moose River, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Ezra Carter

When Ezra Carter Chase was born in October 1833, in Moose River, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Edward Chase, was 39 and his mother, Roxanna Crosby, was 39. He married Josephene Agnes Paxton on 13 January 1874, in Stockton, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Challis, Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Oroville, Butte, California, United States in 1900. He died on 15 August 1903, in Manila, Philippines, at the age of 69, and was buried in Philippines.

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Ezra Carter Chase
Josephene Agnes Paxton
Marriage: 13 January 1874
Josephine Maud Chase
Edward J. Chase

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1874Stockton, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1834: Somerset, Maine, United States
    1838 · The Aroostook War
    Age 5
    "An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
    Age 22
    Oroville originally was known as Ophir City, but the name was changed in 1855.

    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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    Ezra Carter Chase - Family research / background

    He was very close to his sister Naomi Chase. ================ Moved with Maude to Butte, Co., Calif to be near his sisters =============== DEATH: One reference said he died in the Philippines of …

    Sources (17)

    • Ezra C Chase in household of William O Brien, "United States Census, 1870"
    • California, Military Registers, 1858-1923 for Ezra C. Chase - Volunteer Registers v. 05 - 06, Enlisted Men, 1861 - 1865
    • Knox Family Bible Death for Ezra Carter Chase

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