Person:Henry B. Chase

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Henry B. Chase


Photo from the Huntsville Historical Review
 President of Chase Nurseries and Civic Leader

Born:June 13, 1870, Livermore, Maine
Died:August 21, 1961, Huntsville, AL
Resided at:517 Adams Street SE
Husband of:Annie Stewart Chase


Notes:

•  "Several pioneering figures were at the forefront of the Alabama nursery industry. For example, Henry B. Chase, moved to Alabama from Livermore, Maine, in the late nineteenth century. He established the Alabama Nursery, located in Huntsville, in and later re-established it as the Chase Nursery Company in Chase, Madison County, to the northeast of Huntsville. He initially operated his nursery as a mail-order business before entering the wholesale nursery business." - Encyclopedia of Alabama

•  "Henry B. Chase, president of Chase Nursery and a former mayor of Huntsville, assisted the garden clubs in a massive planting effort to make Huntsville the 'City of Dogwoods.' One of the most gorgeous sights in town is Maple Hill Cemetery in the spring with the hundreds of dogwoods in bloom." - About.com

•  Mayor of Huntsville, 1918-1920 and Head of Huntsville City Council - Nilsson

•  President of Chase Nurseries, his brother Herbert, Charles, and Robert were also involved. New England Cousins provided the capital. - Nilsson

•  Son of George Frankllin Chase and Ann Maria Strickland - Ancestry.com

•  Married Annie Stewart on August 26, 1896 in Catawba, North Carolina. - Ancestry.com

•  His middle name was Bellows. - Ancestry.com

•  First president of Huntsville Historical Society. - Huntsville Historical Review


Related Links:
•  About.com - Article by Jean Brandau describes Chase's impact on Huntsville as a nursery owner.
•  Ancestry.com - Page owned by Elizabeth Hill and requires Ancestry.com membership to view.
•  City of Huntsville - List of City Presidents and Mayors
•  Encyclopedia of Alabama - Article on Oriental Nursery Crops Production
•  Huntsville Historical Review - Henry B. Chase: A Man for All Ages, by Frances Roberts. Huntsville Historical Review, Volume 1, #4, October 21, 1971, p. 24.
•  Nilsson - Why Is It Named That? By Dex Nilsson, Twinbrook Communications, © 2003, p. 13
•  The National Nurseryman, Volume 16, page 272 - News post of the consolidation of Alabama Nursery Co. and Chase Nursery Co.
•  The Rotarian, March 1959 - Photo of Chase receiving an award to one who "has contributed most to preserving a high standard of nursery ethics in the South" by the Southern Nurserymen's Association. (p. 44)


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  517 Adams Street SE
•  Annie Stewart Chase



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