Augustus "Zeke" Paige, Bucksport, Maine

Jimmy, Helen and Zeke Paige, 1947

Augustus Ezra Paige, or "Zeke" as he was known, was born Apr 13, 1905, most likely in Bangor, Maine, the first son of William Paige and Margaret Jenkins. His daughter Barbara's birth record is the only document I have found so far that says he was born in (East) Boston, Massachusetts, and it's possible that Zeke's wife filled that out. A picture of him and his mother shortly after his birth was taken in Maine, according to the inscription.

When the 1910 census was taken, Zeke, his parents, and his siblings, were living with Zeke's grandparents Oscar and Martha (Cowan) Page, at 60 Brimmer Street, Brewer. Both Zeke's father and grandfather were firemen for a steam railroad.

By 1919 Zeke's parents had returned to East Boston and in 1920 they were at 89 Putnam Street. Zeke's sister Cecelia and brother Charles were with them, but the other children remained in Maine with their grandmother Martha who had been remarried to William M Gray.

I don't know when Zeke himself returned to Maine, but on the 1930 Census he is enumerated twice. On April 7, he was single and living with his grandmother and Mr. Gray on Main Street, Bucksport. On April 22, he was married and living with his wife, the former Ann McAlister, her father Frank McAlister, and Frank's sister Augusta Williams. They were also on Main Street, Bucksport. Zeke was working as a truck driver for a construction company.

Between 1935 and 1940 Zeke, Ann, and their only daughter Barbara moved from Bucksport to Orland, Maine, where they remained for the rest of their lives. In 1940 Zeke was an electric truck operator for a paper mill.

Zeke's death on June 29, 1964, is recorded as occurring in Bucksport, but Ann was living in Orland at the time of her death in 1984. Both Zeke and Ann are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland, Maine.

For a little information about Zeke's wife Ann see: Anne (McAlister) Paige, Bucksport, Maine.

For his daughter see: Barbara (Paige) Deegan, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Sources for Augustus Paige's information can be found in his individual record in the New England Families tree.