I received an email from a friend forwarding the NYTimes piece on "The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Salmon P. Chase." This was a fateful year for the erstwhile presidential candidate.
Our ties in Michigan to Salmon Chase, she says: "an infant born in Indiana was named for him; the baby was Chase Salmon Osborn. In 1911, he became governor of Michigan after a career in mineral hunting and newspapers in the UP. His granddaughter, Ann (Osborn) Pratt, was married to Stanley R. Pratt, publisher of the Soo Evening News and a friend/confidante of Gov. William G. Milliken.
Interesting to think that a frontier family named a baby for one of the premier abolitionists of the day, especially considering that southern Indiana was so sympathetic to the South."
Indeed. Also interesting that yours truly did not make the connection between SPC and CSO before this email. Chase is a rather 'cool' man's name, so shame on the blogger for assuming it had nothing to do with the great Ohioan! Thanks to his friend for enlightening him.