Family History

Knocked Down a Brick Wall

So excited! I found William Page’s mother! I have been searching for info on this family for 20 some years. Do you know how hard it is to find a William Page b 1862 with no other information? I’d do a search and the majority of the highlights would be references to page numbers. 😦 I’ve found a lot about William since then, but finding his parents and siblings took quite a bit longer. I went to Butte, Montana in 2014 and found him in several newspaper articles. He was a respected member of the community. I discovered his name spelled as both Page and Paige. I had not looked for the surname Paige before. I found his sisters marriage records on Ancestry today and it listed the parents names. Hallelujah!

I found Margaret Gleason Paige McNamara’s obituary. She died 29 March 1910. William was killed in a mining accident in Alaska a few years earlier so he is not listed. The explosives did not go off so he went back in to remedy the situation. I think he must have known he’d probably die. Anyway, this obituary is quite helpful. The print is difficult to read. I’m trying to figure out if James Paige died 10 years earlier or 20 years earlier. The obituary links to the source on Ancestry.



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