Ancestor Sketch – Sadie A. (Waters) Chase

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By Don Taylor

Blanchard Project – Ancestor #15 Sadie A. Waters (1887-1983)

Grandparents

7. – Maternal Grandmother:Annie Evelyn Chase (1908-1976)
15. – Great-grandmother: Sadie A. Waters (1887-1983)
30. – 2nd Great-grandfather: Willim G. Waters (1868-____)

Birth

Sadie Waters (cropped from a photo of Mabel & Sadie Waters & Bessie Maude Howes)

Sadie A. Waters was born on 15 March 1887 in Patten, Penobscot County, Maine, the third child of William George and Laura Emma (Swett) Waters. The 1900 Census indicated Sadie was born in March 1887; that is the record closest to her birth that I have found. There was a “Delayed” birth record filed in 1944 that indicates her birthdate was 15 March 1887, which is consistent with the 1900 census.

In 1887, Patten was the center of extensive lumbering operations.[i] About 1828, Amos Patten purchased township No. 4, Range 6, as it was designated. The following year the surveyors, hired by Amos, established their homes there. The town was incorporated in 1841. In 1850 the population was 470, in 1870 704, and only 716 in the 1880 census.  Patten Academy had its first students in 1848.

The children of William G. and Laura Emma (Swett) Watters.[ii]

Child Birth Death
George Ervin Waters Dec 1881
Mable A. Waters Jul 1883
Sadie A. Waters 15 Mar 1887 Dec 1983
Minnie M. Waters Jun 1891
Mildred A. Waters Sep 1893
James W. Waters Jan 1895
Wesley C. Waters Sep 1899

All children were born in Maine. All seven children were living in 1900.

(There are no records remaining of the 1890 Census.)

1900 Census

William G Waters[iii] is the 42-year-old head of the household. He was born in January 1858. He, his parents, his wife, and all of his children were all born in Maine.

He owned his farm, which was mortgaged. He and “Laura M” (Laura Emma) had been married for 20 years. Living with them were their seven, including Sadie, children and Laura’s 26-year-old brother, “Winman Swett.[iv]” He was a day laborer. Sadie was attending school and would do so through the 7th grade.

Marriage

Sadie married Albert B. Chase, also of Patten, on November 1st, 1905.  The ceremony was performed by Daniel Scribner, Justice of Peace, in Patten, Penobscot County, Maine. Albert was a farmer and Sadie was a “domestic.”

The six children of Albert B. and Sadie A. (Waters) Chase.

Child Birthdate
Hilda B. Chase 24 Aug 1906
Annie Evelyn Chase 24 Mau 1908
Leita M Chase 18 Jun 1909
Fred Chase 2 May 1911
Floyd Chase 11 Feb1913
Franklin William Chase 20 Oct 1914

All of Albert & Sadie’s children were born in Patten, Penobscot County, Maine.

Adulthood

The 1910 Census shows Sadie is keeping house for Albert, who is a farmer, and their three young daughters.

The 1920 Census shows Sadie and her farmer husband, Albert, living in Patten, along with their three daughters and three sons. All the children, but five-year-old Franklin, are attending school.

Sometime between 1920 and 1930 Albert and Sadie moved from Patten, Penobscot County, to Monmouth, Kennebec County, about 175 miles south of Patten.

The 1930 Census then finds Albert owning his farm. With him are Sadie and their two youngest children, Floyd and Franklin.

In 1935, were living in the “Same Place” as they would be in 1940, indicating they moved again sometime between 1935 and 1940.

The 1940 Census finds Sadie and Albert living at “Village Corner.” With them is a lodger, Walter Cushman.

Photo of the Chase family Monument at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery - Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine
Monument – Chase family – Monmouth Ridge Cemetery – Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine

In 1958, Albert, Sadie’s husband for 53 years, passed. Sadie lived on for 25 more years and died at 96 years of age in December 1983.

Death & Burial

Marker for Sadie Chase (1887-1983) - Monmouth Ridge Cemetery - Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine
Marker – Sadie Chase (1887-1983) – Monmouth Ridge Cemetery – Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine

Sadie died in December 1983. She was buried with her husband, Albert B. Chase at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine.

 

Events by Location

  • Maine, Penobscot County, Patten – Birth, Marriage – Censuses 1900-1920.
  • Maine, Kennebec County, Monmouth – Censuses 1930-1940 – Burial
  • Maine, Cumberland County – Death.

Further Actions / Follow-up

  • With the basics complete, continue researching Sadie A. Waters Chase’s life.
  • Research the death dates for Sadie’s children.
  • It will be interesting to investigate the Waters of Patten. Clearly they arrived early in the history of the town.
  • Investigate the history of the Patten Academy. Were the Walters early students at the school?

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Sources

  • 1900 Census (FS), Family Search, 1900 Census – William G Watters – Mt. Chase & Patten towns & T.4-8/R.6-8, Penobscot, Maine. “United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMLY-KP7 : accessed 16 January 2020), Winman Swett in the household of William G Watters, Mt. Chase & Patten towns & T.4-8/R.6-8, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 115, sheet 2A, family 19, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,598.
  • United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MR3F-2WN : accessed 11 January 2017), Albert B Chase, Patten, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 183, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 545; FHL microfilm 1,374,558.
  • United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFZY-Q7Z : accessed 12 January 2017), Albert Chase, Patten, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing ED 115, sheet 2A, line 7, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 646; FHL microfilm 1,820,646.
  • “United States Census, 1930,” database
with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM8-V9P : accessed 17 July 2019), Albert B Chase, Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 5A, line 49, family 131, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 834; FHL microfilm 2,340,569.
  • 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: the United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  • Find a Grave, Find A Grave, Sadie A Chase – Memorial 201750231. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 January 2020), memorial page for Sadie A Chase (1887–1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 201750231, citing Monmouth Ridge Cemetery, Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine, USA; Maintained by Don Taylor (contributor 47627546).
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Annie Evelyn Chase – Birth – 24 May 1908. May 24 1908 – 3rd name down.
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Floyd Chase – Born – 11 Feb 1913. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-
1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F497-77W : 10 February 2018), Sadie Waters in entry for Chase, 11 Feb 1913; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,747.
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Fred Chase – Birth – 2 May 1911. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-
1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F497-SYR : 10 February 2018), Albert Chase in the entry for Fred Chase, 02 May 1911; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,747.
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Hilda Chase – Birth – 24 Aug 1906. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F497-9CS : 10 February 2018), Sadie Waters in the entry for Hilda Chase, 24 Aug 1906; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,747.
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Leita M Chase – Birth – 18 Jun 1909. Maine Births and Christenings, 1739- 1900 – [Leita M Chase] (1st name after June 17, 1909, Break) (FS).jpg.
  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, William Franklin Chase – 20 Oct 1914. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-
1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F497-W9L : 10 February 2018), Sadie Waters in the entry for Wm. Franklin Chase, 20 Oct 1914; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,747.
  • “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,”
database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F46S-L21 : 10 February 2018), Albert B. Chase and Saddie A. Waters, 01 Nov 1905; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine, reference; FHL microfilm 11,747.
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-­1921, Family Search, Birth – Sarah Abbie Waters – 15 Mar 1887 – DELAYED. “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2 ZMC: 17 October 2017), Sarah Abbie Waters, 15 Mar 1887; citing Patten, Maine, United States, Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm.
  • Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990, Family Search, Albert B Chase – Death 1958. “Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery
Collection, ca. 1780-1990,” database
with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKM-1C91 : 16 March 2018), Albert B Chase, 1958; citing Burial, Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine, United States, Maine State Library, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,769,511.
  • Social Security Death Index (SSA), Family Search, Sadie Chase. “United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JB-1P1 : 19 May 2014), Sadie Chase, Dec 1983; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Endnotes

[i] “Patten | Maine: An Encyclopedia,” 2020. Maineanencyclopedia.Com. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://maineanencyclopedia.com/patten/.

[ii] Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, Family Search, Hilda Chase – Birth – 24 Aug 1906. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F497-9CS : 10 February 2018), Sadie Waters in entry for Hilda Chase, 24 Aug 1906; citing Patten, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,747.

[iii] The 1900 census reports the family surname as Watters, however, “Waters” appears to be used in other records.

[iv] Laura’s brother’s first name has not been confirmed.

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