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William Asa Chase (1920)


Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 5/5/2006 at 16:49:22

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 26, 1920

William A. Chace

William Asa Chace, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Chace, was born near Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13, 1844 and passed away at his home in Winterset, May 8, 1920 a the age of 76 years, 2 months and 25 days. His sickness,which has extended over a period of four years, was borne bravely and uncomplainingly. Although all was done that loving hands and medical skill could do, he left us to go home to his Maker, who doeth all things well.

He was converted and joined the West Star M. E. church, later moving his membership to the First M. E. church in Winterset, where he was a member at the time of his death.

He was married to Viola Catura Rutledge on Jan. 10, 1880 and to this union were born three children, Edna, Lee and Elsie.

There are left to mourn his death, the loving companion, Lee, Mrs. Edna Griffith and Elsie, at home. Also an aged sister, Mrs. Lucinda Morgan of Adair, Iowa and seven grandchildren. Will, as he was generally called, was the youngest of twelve children and besides those mentioned, leaves many other relatives, with a host of friends, to mourn his death.

The funeral services were conducted from the home May 11th, and the remains were laid to rest in the McDonald cemetery near West Star.

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 12, 1920
Page 1

Death of W. A. Chace

Wm. A. Chace died Saturday evening at his home on East Court avenue, death coming as a release to his long period of invalidism from which he had been a sufferer for the past two years.

Mr. Chace’s parents were among the first group of settlers in Douglas township, moving here in 1848, when Wm. A. was four years old. After the death of the parents, the son continued to reside on the old homestead, which is located one mile north of the West Star church. In 1911 he moved to Winterset and turned over the operation of the farm to his son.

In Mr. Chace’s death the community loses a good citizen. His death also marks the passing of the last member of the parental family of 13 children.

Transcriber's note: Transcribed as published, surname on gravestone is "Chase".


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