What was in Colorado for David Chase?

This is a continuing blog thread on my ancestor, David Edgar Chase and the on-going answers I find on the mystery of his death at age 47 in 1900 by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. To read my first entry on David, click here.  What we do know about David is that from 1887 to 1890 he is clearly listed in city directories far from his Haverhill, Massachusetts wife and child, and living in Denver Colorado. He then vanishes from records for a 3 year period between 1891-1894, popping up again in Denver directories in 1895. In 1896, the year after…

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A Big Change : A Photo Story

#RootsTech is running a Photo Story Competition and I feel like I could fill up my blog with past and present photos. Here is the latest. This grainy, creased photo could tell a hundred stories. It was 1978. My brother Rick had finally gotten his life together and joined the Air Force. He was stationed in New Jersey and drove up to our new condo in Connecticut to visit. He was loving his life. I had just turned 13. My mother was divorced and struggling financially. She sold the house and moved with my sister and I to the next town over from…

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Jeanette and Merah : A Photo Story

#RootsTech is running a Photo Story Competition and I feel like I could fill up my blog with past and present photos. I’ll be sharing more, but here is one. My grandmother, Jeanette, always compared herself to her older sister, Merah. She wrote in her journal, “Merah was small and dainty and I was chubby and plain looking. Mother used to dress us up alike and some thought we were twins. But Merah was stylish and pretty like our mother.” When I look at this photo I see two sisters. Their closeness and love for each other is obvious. That’s my grandmother on…

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