Roe Giddings Chase

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Roe Giddings Chase


Born in Anoka, Jan. 16, 1878,where he attended the high school. He entered the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1897, graduating with the class of 1901. After leaving college Mr. Chase devoted himself to illustrating for newspapers and magazines, his work taking him into nearly every state in the Union in the search for articles and pictures of interest. After a year spent in this work his ambitions outran his physical strength and his sight began to fail. He was compelled to give up this line of work and recuperate among the trout streams and the deer licks of the far west. Returning to Anoka in 1902, he purchased the Anoka Herald, and has since edited the paper. Personally Mr. Chase is fond of outdoor sports fishing, hunting and yachting. He owns a fine summer cottage at Lake George, where he spends the summers. His sail boat is the largest and fastest on the lake, and has frequently vanquished the lesser craft in sailing matches. He is an active member of the Methodist church and a member of fraternal lodges, notably the Knights of Pythias and the Masons.


Charles E. Chase


Born in Lincoln County, Maine, May 14, 1846. He was engaged in mercantile business at an early age, and came to Anoka about 1871, where he was engaged in the grocery business until 1877. Later he had charge of the shingle mill of W.D. Washburn & Co., and is now manager for the Reed & Sherwood Company at Anoka. Mr. Chase was married May 27, 1876 to Lina M. Giddings. They have two sons, Roe G. and Raymond P.


Wilber F. Chase

Born in Lincoln, Maine, June 6, 1842. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Second Maine Regiment, but was discharged for disability after nine months’ service. He afterward served in the Sixteenth Maine Regiment, and was taken prisoner June 6, 1864, and confined in Libby prison, and transferred thence to Andersonville, and remained a prisoner until the close of the war. After the war Mr. Chase came to Minnesota, and to Anoka about 1872. Mr. Chase has been engaged in the lumber business during the greater part of his residence here, and has served several terms as county commissioner.


source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905