Biography of Dr. Abram Chase
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





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.

From:
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


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