Biography of Dr. Amos G. Chase
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Amos G. Chase, M. D., was born in Italy, Yates Co., New York, May 29, 1820, and is a son of Rev. Amos and Mary (Shepherd) Chase. Dr. Chase acquired his early education in the common schools, and in 1842 came to Lenawee county, with his father returning to New York in 1843. In June of the same year they came to this county, where the senior Chase entered sec. 10 of Ada entire and also 30 acres on sec. 11, also 80 acres on sec. 36, Cannon tp. The father returned to New York and af ter some months came to this county and subsequently to Kent. Dr. Chase began the study of medicine with Dr. G. W. Walker, of Ada. He was under his instructions 14 months, when Dr. Walker died and Dr. Chase succeeded to his field of practice. In 1872 he attended the Detroit Homeopathic Medical College and graduated in the spring of 1873, resuming his practice in Ada, where he is the only physician. In July, 1876, he opened drug store in conjunction with his son, F. C. Chase; he has a full stock of drugs, and the annual transactions average about $5,000. Dr. Chase was married Nov. 6, 1845, to Betsey, daughter of Calvin and Lydia A. Kelsey, born in June, 1828, in Wales, N. Y. They have three children, Harriet S. (wife of John M. Butler), Fred C. and Clayton V. Dr. Chase is a member of the Masonic order and is a Republican. He performed the duties of Justice of the Peace one term and of Township Treasurer one term.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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