Chase, Dr. Abram, was born in Jacksonville, Tompkins county, N. Y., where his grandfather practiced medicine
before him. He was educated in Trumansburgh and Ithaca Academies, studied medicine with his father at the age of
seventeen, and graduated from the Medical University of Buffalo in February, 1882. September 19, 1876, he married
Mary C. Farrington of Jacksonville and they have six children: Fannie J., Walter F., William A., Edith, Ethel M.
and Catharine. Henry B., father of our subject, was born in Whitestown, near Utica, January 8, 1822. He graduated
from the Geneva Medical College in 1845 and married Tamer A., daughter of Joseph Genung, by whom he had seven children:
Abram, William, who died young; Frederick and Edgar H. (twins), George, Henry B. and John J. Dr. Henry B. Chase
died November 8, 1880, and his wife December 19, 1893. He practiced here thirty six years. Dr. Abram Chase, grandfather
of our subject, was born in Duchess county in 1776 and practiced medicine in New Haven, Conn., afterwards in Whitestown
near Utica. He married Fannie Davis of Vienna, now Phelps, Ontario county, and they had two children: henry B.
and Julia, who died aged twelve years. He came to this locality as above noted, in 1823. The ancestry of the family
is Scotch, English and French. The first of the family to come to this country was one William Chase, who arrived
in the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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