Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1895 Memorial Card: Mertie Emma Chase of Atkinson, Maine

Memorial card printed on the occasion of the death of young Mertie Emma Chase of consumption on December 25, 1895, "Aged 16 years, 3 months, 18 days".

Her parents would have grieved on any day, but Christmas must have been particularly hard.

From brief online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Mertie Emma Chase was born September 7, 1879 at Atkinson, Maine, the daughter of Albert H. and May M. (Farnham) Chase, who were born at Sebec, Maine, and Atkinson, Maine, respectively.  Mertie died at nearby Milo, Maine. Her mother died several years later; her father lived until 1936.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

This card was found with a similar one for Esther J. (Lancaster) Chase, but I didn't find a close relationship between Esther's husband Lorenzo Chase and Emma's father Albert H. Chase.

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