Ira J. Chase
Ira J. Chase, 1834-1895, had the
distinction of being elected to the office of Lieutenant-Governor while
pastor of the Danville Christian Church. At the death of Governor Hovey
he became Governor, serving from November 24, 1891, to January 9, 1893.
While he will always be remembered by the citizens of Indiana as
Governor Chase, he will be remembered by the Christian church as one of
the outstanding evangelists and pastors fro the past generation. He
served the church in Mishawaka, La Porte, Wabash, and Danville. At the
close of his office as Governor he went into the evangelistic field and
while holding a meeting in Lubec, Maine, he was taken suddenly ill and
passed to his reward on May 11, 1895. His body lay in state in the
rotunda of the State House in Indianapolis for four hours before the
funeral which was held in the Central Christian Church of Indianapolis,
May 17, 1895. He was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Of Christ In Indiana: Achievements of a Century, Commodore Wesley Cauble,
Directions To The Grave
Of Ira J. Chase
Ira J. Chase is buried in the
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Traveling On I-65 North Out
Of Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana Take The Dr. Martin Luther King Street
Exit - Exit 117. (Note: If you cross White River, You Have Gone Too Far)
Go North On Dr. Martin Luther King Street. Turn Right On West 32nd
Street. Cemetery Will Be On Your Left. Go Until The Road Dead Ends Into
Boulevard And Turn Left. There Will Be An Entrance To The Cemetery As
You Cross The 34th Street Intersection. Turn Left Into The Cemetery. Lot
39, Section 9. Chase is buried in the same section as S.K.
Hoshour and Oliver P. Morton. See map of
N39º 49.022' x W86º 10.334'
Grave Facing East
Accuracy to 20ft.
Section 9, Lot 39
Hill Cemetery Map