HANNAH MELISSA CHASE
Mrs. Hannah M. Chase died Sunday, December 9, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Porter after an illness of several months due to the infirmities of old age. Had Mrs. Chase lived until January 9 she would have celebrated her 99th birthday anniversary and is believed to have been the oldest inhabitant of the town of Edmeston. Born in Pittsfield on January 9, 1836 the daughter of Stephen and Elsie Card her entire life was spent in the vicinity of Pittsfield and Garrattsville. In 1866 she was united in marriage with Adelbert Chase and has since resided in Edmeston. Mr. Chase died about five years ago. Up until the past few months Mrs. Chase took a great deal of comfort in reading and her mind was remarkably clear. She could recall incidents in her early life and delighted in telling tales of the civil war days and of the time she journeyed to Utica when a young girl and heard president Lincoln give a campaign speech. Her entire life was one of devotion to her family and home.
Surviving are five children; Mrs. Dora Porter, Mrs. Luella Truesdell and Fred Chase of Edmeston, Mrs. Jennie Babcock and Clayton D. Chase of Pittsfield; five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.