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Katherine Jane "Kate" Chase Sprague
Original name: Katherine Chase
Birth: Aug. 13, 1840
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1899
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

American Social Figure. The daughter of Civil War Presidential Cabinet Secretary Salmon P. Chase, she was known as the "Belle of Washington Society" during her father's tenure as a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Widely reported to have been one of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her day, she and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln were society hostess rivals during the Civil War. Courted by many suitors, she eventually married the wealthy Governor of Rhode Island William Sprague of Rhode Island in November 1863 in what was was the social event of the season in the Nation's Capital. The marriage produced four children, and ultimately ended in divorce in 1882. (bio by: Steve S) 
 
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 Parents:
  Salmon Portland Chase (1808 - 1873)
  Eliza Ann Smith Chase (1821 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  William Sprague (1830 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Portia Sprague Browning (1867 - 1932)*
  Ethel Chase Sprague Donaldson (1869 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Jane Chase (1835 - 1836)**
  Katherine Jane Chase Sprague (1840 - 1899)
  Lizzie Chase (1842 - 1842)*
  Lizzie Chase (1843 - 1844)*
  Janet Ralston Chase Hoyt (1847 - 1925)**
  Josephine Ludlow Chase (1849 - 1850)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Garden LN, Section 30, Lot 11, Space 6
 
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Record added: Mar 03, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4642
Katherine Jane Kate <i>Chase</i> Sprague
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Katherine Jane Kate <i>Chase</i> Sprague
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Katherine Jane Kate <i>Chase</i> Sprague
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I have just finished a book on you Kate - you certainly were a remarkable young woman - one your father was obviously proud of. I am sad you didn't find the happiness in marriage you deserved. R.I.P. to a wonderful woman.
- CarolMc
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
I have just read a book on you Kate. You were a brave woman and showed everyone how strong you were. You deserved a much better spouse. May you walk in Heaven with God and your family.
- Bonny
 Added: Jan. 19, 2014
May God keep you in his loving care, and may the angels walk with you today and always....
- Phil Turner
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013
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