Diana Severance Chase

Brief Life History of Diana Severance

When Diana Severance Chase was born on 25 July 1827, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States, her father, Ezra Chase, was 31 and her mother, Tirzah Wells, was 30. She married Brigham Young on 10 October 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 6 September 1886, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Montgomery Shaw
Diana Severance Chase
Marriage: 1849
Rosabelle Shaw
Manly Shaw
Genevra Shaw
William Dudley Shaw
Ambrose E. Shaw
Romania Shaw
Annis Shaw
Ina Shaw
Frank Shaw
Tirzah Shaw
Clarence Shaw

Sources (26)

  • Diana Shaw in household of William Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Diana S Chase Shaw, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Diana Chase in entry for Genevra Shaw Miller, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1845 · Oh My Father

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

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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Diana Severance Chase

Diana Severance Chase was born the 5th of 10 children of Ezra Chase and Tirzah Wells. Diana was given the maiden name of her maternal Grandmother as her middle name. Her parents were living in Brist …

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