Chas(e)ing Freeborn Dunham Bells And Vietnam With A Side Order Of Oily Davis

©Renee  2014

From the post at the link above, we continue here:

Birth: Aug. 16, 1823
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1901
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Hannah was the daughter of
Benjamin Chase & Keziah Pratt.
She married Edward D. Barrows on
Dec. 7, 1845 in Carver, Mass.Family links:
Benjamin Chase (1795 – 1853)
Kezia Pratt Chase (1797 – 1876)Spouse:
Edward Doten Barrows (1822 – 1892)Children:
Sarah P Barrows (1847 – 1847)*Sibling:
Hannah Dunham Chase Barrows (1823 – 1901)
Charles H Chase (1828 – 1897)*Dunham/ Chase/ Pratt/Standard Oil:

Born in Watertown, Mass:

Charles Pratt (October 2, 1830 – May 4, 1891) was an American businessman and philanthropist.

Pratt was a pioneer of the U.S. petroleum industry, and established his kerosene refinery Astral Oil Works inBrooklyn, New York. He then lived with his growing family in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. An advertising slogan was “The holy lamps of Tibet are primed with Astral Oil.” He recruited Henry H. Rogers into his business, formingCharles Pratt and Company in 1867. Seven years later, Pratt and Rogers agreed to join John D. Rockefeller‘sStandard Oil.

Pratt worked first in Boston, then moved to New York in 1850-1851. Soon after getting established there, in 1854 he married Lydia Ann Richardson (1835–1861). They had two children: Charles Millard Pratt (1855–1913) and Lydia Richardson Pratt (1857–1904) (who married Frank Lusk Babbott).

After his wife Lydia’s early death in 1861, Pratt married her younger sister Mary Helen Richardson in September 1863. They had six children together:

  1. Frederic B. Pratt (1865–1945);
  2. Helen Pratt (1867–1949);
  3. George Dupont Pratt (1869–1935);
  4. Herbert L. Pratt (1871–1945);
  5. John Teele Pratt (1873–1927) and
  6. Harold I. Pratt (1877–1939) Next we continue on with another Chase, this one connects to California and Vietnam.                      Stanley Barron Freeborn (December 11, 1891 – July 17, 1960) served as the first Chancellor ofUniversity of California, Davis between 1958 and June 1959. Prior to being the first Chancellor of UC Davis, Freeborn was the Dean of the College of Agriculture at UC Berkeley. Following his death in 1960, UC Davis renamed its assembly hall to Freeborn Hall in his honor…
  7. Mary Chase Freeborn
    born 20 May 1889 in Georgia
    d/o Mr. CHASE and Miss FOOTE
    died 13 Jan 1946 in Alameda County, CAmarried Stanley Barron FREEBORN
    born 11 Dec 1891 in Massachusetts
    s/o Mr. FREEBORN and Miss KING
    died 17 July 1960 in Yolo County, CAthey were the parents of
    Stanley Barron FREEBORN Jr. (1918-1993)
    and Joyce Freeborn JENSEN (1925-1997)Next, on to Bell connections: Edward Bell Sr. (September 29, 1875 – December 27, 1947) was an American oil multi-millionaire, real estate developer, philanthropist, and champion tennis player. The westside Los Angeles residential community of Bel Air is named after him.Bell was a native and lifelong resident of Los Angeles whose family had deep financial and historical ties to the area, and played a key role in the history and development of Southern California. He was the son of James George Bell, who established Bell Station Ranch (now the site of the City of Bell), in the Santa Fe Springs area in 1875, and of Susan Albiah Hollenbeck. His uncle, Ed Hollenbeck, who arrived in California in the 1850s, founded the First National Bank, created Los Angeles’s public transportation trolley system, and developed eastern portions of Los Angeles County.After attending San Enselmo Presbyterian College for two years, Bell enrolled at Occidental College, which had been founded by his father in 1887, and graduated at the top of his class as valedictorian in 1895. In 1902 he married Minnewa Shoemaker Bell, a native of Kansas.Bell’s son, Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr., later served eight terms as a California Congressman.Bell’s daughter, Minnewa Bell Gray Burnside Ross, marriedElliott Roosevelt, son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1951.

    Alphonzo Bell
    Born September 29, 1875
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Died December 27, 1947 (aged 72)
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Alma mater San Enselmo Presbyterian College
    Occidental College
    Occupation real estate developer, philanthropist, champion tennis player
    Spouse(s) Minnewa Shoemaker Bell
    Children Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr.
    Minnewa Bell Gray Burnside Ross
    Parents Susan Albiah Hollenbeck Bell
    James George Bell
    Relatives Elliott Roosevelt (son-in-law)
    Marian McCargo (daughter-in-law),_Jr.

    Alphonzo “Al” Bell, Jr. (September 19, 1914 – April 25, 2004) was an eight-term United States Representative from California, who represented Los Angeles, California‘s influential Westside.

    n 1970, Bell married television/movie actress, and former tennis champion and Wightman Cup winner, Marian McCargo, who he described in his autobiography as the love of his life, and whom he had met when she was starring in the film, The Undefeated, with his long-time close friend, actorJohn Wayne.

    Former Congressman Bell died of complications of pneumonia in 2004, just eighteen days after the death of his wife Marian from pancreatic cancer

    Once divorced and twice widowed, Bell had one daughter – Fonza, and nine sons – Stephen, Matthew, Phonzo, Robert and Tony Bell; and Rick, Graham, Harry and Billy Moses. His youngest son Tony Bell serves as the Assistant Chief Deputy and spokesman for Los Angeles County SupervisorMike Antonovich.

    Birth: Oct. 5, 1859
    Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Death: Mar. 13, 1953
    Saint Helena
    Napa County
    California, USA

    Alphonsa Nelson Bell married Dixie Virginia Chiles 23 May 1883 CA., S/O William Bell & Mahala Jane MooreFamily links:
    Virginia Chiles Bell (1862 – 1943)* Bell Graham (June 10, 1920 – June 14, 2007), wife of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, was born at Qingjiang, Jiangsu, China as Ruth McCue Bell, the second of five children. Her parents, Dr. L. Nelson Bell and Virginia McCue Bell, were medical missionaries at the Presbyterian Hospital 300 miles north of Shanghai. At the age of 13 she was enrolled in high school in Pyongyang, Korea, where she studied for three years….


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