John Edwin Chase

11 December 1852–28 February 1921 (Age 68)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Edwin

When John Edwin Chase was born on 11 December 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Solomon Drake Chase Sr., was 34 and his mother, Lydia Ann Almira Thorn, was 29. He married Hannah Elizabeth Fuller on 9 September 1872, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 28 February 1921, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edwin Chase
Hannah Elizabeth Fuller
Marriage: 9 September 1872
Loretta Chase
Guss Chase
Fritz Chase
Myrtle Chase
Marcellus Chase
Martha Chase
Adella Chase
John Chase
Glen Chase

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1872Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 32
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    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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    Chase, John Edwin

    HISTORY OF JOHN EDWIN CHASE John Edwin Chase was born on 22 December 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He was the sixth child born to Salomon Drake Chase and Lydia Ann Thorn. It …

    Sources (46)

    • Jno E Chase in household of Soln Chase, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Chase in entry for Loretta Chase Kearns, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Chase in household of Solomon Chase, "United States Census, 1870"

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