Saturday, August 14, 2010

Olive Chase

  • Name: Olive Chase
  • Born: July 18,1846 Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Died: August 26, 1913 Logan, Utah
  • Related through: Dan's grandfather Lynn Crookston

Olive Chase was the third child born to Eli Chase and Olive Hills. She was born July 18, 1846 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, just one month after her parents and grandparents arrived there from the Nauvoo exodus. Two weeks later, the family moved south to what is now Fremont county where they spent the winter. After two more winters spent closer to Council Bluffs, the Chase family began the long trek west.

Olive arrived in Great Salt Lake August 25, 1849 at the age of three. The family bought a little adobe house in Salt Lake, but her father died 18 months later leaving four young children. Her mother remarried the next year and they moved to Ogden.

At the age of fifteen, Olive married Ammon Pitkin on January 19, 1861 and they settled in Millville, Utah. Olive and Ammon had twelve children, three of whom died as infants. Olive filed for a divorce in 1887. On April 26, 1892, she married Joseph Henrie and moved to Rockland, Idaho. When Henrie died, she moved to Preston, Idaho where she lived with her son, Eli Henrie.

Olive died August 26, 1913 in Logan, Utah. She is buried in the Millville Cemetery.

Thank you to Colleen Helquist who posted this history on her RootsWeb page.

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