Charles F. Chase
Wickford Standard Times, Wickford, RI, 11 August 1911, page 2-1.
Found Dead in Bed.
Charles F. Chase, 65 years old, a well-known conductor, who had charge of the "Wickford special" for the New Haven road for many years, was found dead in bed Sunday morning by his wife, having died from heart disease. Three years ago he retired and has been living at his home on Pleasant street.
He worked for the New Haven road 35 years. He was a son of Carleton Chase, station agent at Davisville, and in 1873 went to work as a brakeman. He was promoted from time to time, until he became a passenger conductor on the Wickford train.
He is survived by a widow and one daughter. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Co. F, Seventh Rhode Island. He was also a member of Beacon Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Wickford, and of Pequot Council, Royal Arcanum, of New London, Conn.
There was a large attendance of friends and relatives, and the services were conducted by Rev. Frances M. Mitchell, assisted by Rev F. D. Blake.
The Wickford Baptist Church Quartet sang "Some Time We'll Understand" and "Some Day the Silver Chord will Break." Burial was in the Elm Grove Cemetery and bearers were representatives of the Railroad Conductors and Odd Fellows.