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William Moody Chase

  • Birth 11 Dec 1817 Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1901 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 54738038

William M. Chase, for a long time a resident of Baltimore, died, at the age of 82 years, at his residence on Dorchester Heights, Boston, Mass., last week. He was one of the first to answer the call of President Lincoln, and enlisted for three months in one of the Massachusetts regiments. Becoming disabled at the end of his term, he was made brigade sutler, and did a large business with the Army of the Potomac. After the war he settled in Baltimore, and in connection with Mr. D. Bachrach he published a large collection of views of scenery in Maryland and West Virginia. He made hosts of friends, and was for a long time a teacher in the Sunday school at the House of Refuge. He resided here until 1891, when his relatives in Massachusetts prevailed upon him to spend the remainder of his days in his native State. He was one of the oldest members of the First Congregational Church of Baltimore.

Baltimore SUN, 25 November 1901


The body of William Chase, a former resident of Worcester, was brought from Boston on the 3.04 train yesterday afternoon and was buried in his lot in Rural Cemetery.

Worcester DAILY SPY, 24 November 1901

NOTE: Chase created and/or published hundreds of stereoviews of Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Maryland. Many can still be found today. Photographer David Bachrach worked for him while a young man.

William Moody Chase was the son of March Chase and Hepsibah Gleason. His wife, Sarah, and photographer William Ashman's mother Mary, where sisters. Based on my research, it seems that Chase and fellow Baltimore photographer of a later genearation, William Foss Shorey (1833-1911), may share a common ancestor, early Massachusetts settler Aquila Chase (1626-1670).

His grandparents, Moody Chase (1723-1815) and Elizabeth Hale Chase, are buried in Center Cemetery, Middlexex Co., Mass.





  • Created by: waldonia
  • Added: 10 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54738038
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Moody Chase (11 Dec 1817–20 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54738038, citing Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by waldonia (contributor 46824356) .