Tuesday, July 26, 2016

1902 Photograph of Benjamin Chase at age 84, Possibly Maine

1902 photograph of an older man identified on the reverse as Benjamin Chase at age 84 years and 6 months.  The photograph was found with a collection of photographs, mostly of Maine people.

There are several Maine men with birth dates around 1818 and still living in 1902, as well as many more not from Maine.

Interestingly, several of the photographs in the collection show people from the Milo, Maine, area, and it so happens that a Benjamin Chase was born at nearby Sebec, Maine, on June 15, 1817 but he died in 1888.

Among the possible candidates is the Benjamin Chase born May 12, 1819 at Canaan, Maine, son of Benjamin Chase and Lucy (Burrill) Chase.  That Benjamin married 1) Lovina Connor; 2) Mrs. Adeline (Cook) Crowell, widow of Ruel Crowell.  This Benjamin lived until 1907.

Hopefully a reader will recognize Benjamin from family photographs and research and will provide more information.

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