Nancy Jane Daugherty Chase
A PIONEER IS CALLED
Mrs. Eli Chase Dies Tuesday Evening - Funeral Friday
Mrs. Eli Chase died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Tomlinson, in this city, Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, at 9 o'clock, aged 91 years, 3 months and 7 days. No organic disease was given as the cause of death, which seemed to result from the general wearing out of the system. Mrs. Chase was one of the very earliest pioneers of Tama county and made her home in Tama or vicinity for more than sixty years.
Mrs. Chase's maiden name was Nancy Jane Daugherty and she was born in Highland county, Ohio, June 15, 1823. She married Eli Chase Sept. 12, 1841, at Canton, Ill., and the young couple soon thereafter came to Iowa where they lived together for nearly sixty-seven years until the death of Mr. Chase in October, 1908. To this union were born ten children: five boys, deceased, and five girls - Mrs. A.C. Kilmer, of Tama; Mrs. E. P. Spencer, of Wallace, neb.; Mrs. S. C. Carter, of Lamar, Mo.; Mrs. T. A. Toland, of Stickney, S. Dak., and Mrs. C. H. Tomlinson, of Tama.
For the past nine years Mrs. Chase made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Tomlinson. About a week ago she began to feel ill. Not until Monday afternoon did she take to her bed however, and the morning of that day she spent after her usual manner in hter perusal of religious papers. The end came peacefully on the following evening and she lives her life over in the lives of the many who were blessed by her Christian fidelity. She was converted at the age of 18 years and was consistent member of the Methodist church for over seventy years.
The funeral services will be held from the house Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Toledo cemetery.
A second obituary
Funeral of Mrs. Eli Chase
A large number of pioneers of south Tama and of friends and relatives of the bereaved family assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tomlinson Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock to attend the funeral of Mrs. Tomlinson's mother, the late Mrs. Eli Chase, whose obituary notice appeared in last week's Herald.
The services were conducted by Rev. O. H. Sisson, pastor of the Baptist church, who preached a thoughtful and deeply sympathetic sermon, paying deserved tribute to the memory of the good Mother in Israel who had passed to her eternal reward. The pall bearers were the following old-time neighbors of the family: L. H. Stoddard, F. B. Sanborn, M. L. Graham, E. C. Graham, N. Schafer and David Rosenberger. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. C. G. Harmer, Mr. Robert C. Tindall and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wonser, with Miss Leah Cleworth at the piano Interment was at Oak Hill
Submitted by: Jeanne Toland Lane (Retiredgrama@aol.com)
Here is some more information about Mrs Chase which was not in the obituary:
Thomas Henderson applied for War of 1812 Pension on 27 Apr 1871
Thomas Henderson applied for War of 1812 Bounty Land 29 June 1853
Thomas Henderson applied for War of 1812 Bounty Land 25 Jan 1851
Volume 10 pages 338 and 339 (Adams County,OH)
Volume 11 pages 39 and 40
Here is a note from Adams County Ohio records. I am still trying to track down what it means:
It is interesting that Nancy married Eli Chase in Fulton County IL where Thomas Henderson was living. Perhaps she moved there with that family. Thomas Henderson and Samuel Davidson maintained close contact. Samuel moved to Vermillion County, IN about 1830.
Submitted by Ernest Davidson (email@example.com) on 7 Jun 2014.