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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Ernest Chase (1870-1940)

Grain buyer.

Born at Rochester, New York on 31 October 1870, son of J. Darwin Chase and Rosa E. Miller, he was educated at the Starkey Seminary until the age of 18. He then moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked in a furniture store for eight months. He returned to his father’s farm where he remained until 1891 when he went to Muncie, Indiana and worked as a foreman in a lumberyard. In August 1892 he came to Carman and worked for the Lake of the Woods Milling Company until April 1893 when he became a grain buyer for the Northern Elevator Company at Dauphin. He also owned 640 acres of farm land around Dauphin. On 8 January 1895, he married Maude A. Snelgrove (1870-1964) at Carievale, Saskatchewan. They had five children: Marion R. Chase (1895-?), F. Evelyn Chase (1899-?), Raymond Darwin Chase, Clarence Cleveland Chase (1908-?), and Wilfred Earl Chase (1910-?). He was a member of the Masons and the Methodist Church. He died at Dauphin on 8 November 1940 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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