Oscar Stover Page

Birth Name Oscar Stover Page
Gender male
Age at Death 88 years, 4 months, 12 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 26, 1854 Orono, Penobscot County, Maine, United States   1
Residence 1874 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 3 Fruit Street, Bangor  
General

Listed in a city directory at 3 Fruit Street, Bangor, in 1874

Census June 1, 1880 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 1880 Oscar Page household  
Event Note

1880 United States Census
7th Ward, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
NA Film Number: T9-0486, Page 241B,
at 5 Fruit Street, same house as his father

house 17, family 19
Oscar S. PAGE Self, 25, laborer, born in Maine, parents also
Martha E. PAGE Wife, 23, keeping house, born in Maine, parents in Massachusetts
Joseph O. PAGE Son, 2, born in Maine, parents also

[note: Martha's parents were not born in Massachusetts]

"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFQM-KGR : accessed 24 Dec 2013), Oscar S. Page, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing sheet 241B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0486

Residence June 1, 1880 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 5 Fruit Street, Bangor  
Event Note

living at 5 Fruit Street, Bangor, when the 1880 census was taken

Occupation June 1, 1880   laborer  
General

listed as a laborer on the 1880 Census

Residence 1883 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 5 Emerson Block, Bangor  
General

listed at 5 Emerson Block, Bangor, in the 1883 City Directory

Residence 1884 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, United States 50 Waterville, Portland  
General

listed at 50 Waterville, Portland, in the 1884 City Directory

Residence 1886 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Percival Place, East Boston  
General

listed at 1 Percival Place, East Boston in the 1886 City Directory

Residence 1893 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 170 Putnam Street, East Boston  
General

listed at 170 Putnam Street, East Boston, in the 1893 City Directory

Census June 1, 1900 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 1900 Oscar Page household 2a
General

1900 Federal Census, MA, Suffolk, Boston, 1st Ward.
Series T623, Roll 675, page 35. house 262, family 394
Vol 64, Enum. Dist. 1155, Sheet 17A, Line 40ff.

Living at 104 Brooks St., (East Boston), renting.

Page, Oscar S, born Sep 1854, 45, married 25 years, fireman-locomotive, born in Maine, parents also, out of work 9 months in past year
----, Martha E, born Sep 1859, 40, married 25 years, five children, five alive, born in Maine, parents also
----, Joseph O, born May 1878, 22, plumber, born in Maine, parents also, out of work 6 months in past year
----, Wm. J, born May 1882, 18, finisher-painter, born in Maine, parents also, out of work 11 months in past year
----, Augustus E L, born Jun 1885, 14, born in Massachusetts, parents in Maine, in school
----, Stover D F, born Apr 1893, 7, born in Massachusetts, parents in Maine, in school

Heies, Abbie E, daughter, born Jul 1880, 19, Widowed, married for 0 years, 1 child, 1 alive, born in Maine, parents also, occupation: millinery, out of work 6 months in past year
Heies, Herman O F, grandson, born Feb 1898, 2, born in Massachusetts, parents in Maine

[note incorrect spelling of Heise]

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9Y7-HNQ : accessed 24 Dec 2013), Oscar S Page, Precinct 2 Boston city Ward 1, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet , family 394, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240675.

Residence June 1, 1900 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 104 Brooks Street, East Boston 2b 2a
General

listed at 104 Brooks Street, East Boston, in the 1900 City Directory

General

living at 104 Brooks Street, East Boston, when the 1900 Census was taken

Residence 1902 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 144 Webster Street, East Boston  
General

listed at 144 Webster Street, East Boston, in the 1902 City Directory

Residence 1907 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 365 Broadway, Bangor  
General

listed at 365 Broadway in the 1907 City Directory

Residence 1909 Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 60 Brimmer Street, Brewer  
General

listed at 60 Brimmer Street, Brewer, in the 1909 City Directory

Census April 15, 1910 Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 1910 Oscar Page household  
General

1910 Federal Census, Maine, Penobscot Co., 4th Ward of Brewer
Series T624, Roll 544, page 65, house 106, family 123
Renting at 60 Brimmer St., Brewer.

Page, Oscar S.: Head, M, 50, married 1x for 32 years, Fireman, steam railroad, born in Maine, parents also
----, Martha E. Wife, F, 48, married 1x for 32 years, 5 children, 5 living, born in Maine, parents also
---, William J., Son, M, 27, married 1x for 5 years, Fireman, steam railroad, born in Maine, parents also
---, Augustus E., Son, M, 23, married 1x for 2 years, born in Massachusetts, parents in Maine, House painter, out of work for 8 months in 1909 and was out of work when the census was taken on April 15, 1910
---, Stover, D. F., Son, M, 17, single, born in Massachusetts, parents in Maine, didn't work or attend school.

---, Margaret L., daughter in law, (with line and arrow pointing to William J.). F, 21, married 1x for 5 years, 3 children, 3 living. born in Massachusetts, father also, mother in England

---, Ada M., daughter in law, (with line and arrow pointing to Augustus E.), F, 29, married twice, this time for 2 years, 1 child, 1 living, born in Maine, parents also [note: where is her child?]

---, Joseph P., brother, M, 38, divorced, fireman, steam railroad, born in Maine, parents also. Was out of work on April 15, 1910, but not at all in 1909.

---, Mary E., niece, F, 14, S, in school, born in Maine, parents also
[note: almost certainly the daughter of Joseph P. on the line above.]

---, Ezra A., grandson, M, 5, not in school, born in Maine, father also, mother in Massachusetts
---, Lillian M. granddaughter, F, 2 11/12, S, born in Maine, father also, mother in Massachusetts
---, Florence M. granddaughter, F, 11/12, S, born in Maine, father also, mother in Massachusetts
[note: these last three are the children of William J and Margaret L listed in this household.]

All in the household who were old enough could read, write and speak English, all were white.

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MR3D-Y26 : accessed 24 Dec 2013), Oscar S Page, Brewer Ward 4, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing sheet , family 123, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374557.

Residence April 15, 1910 Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 60 Brimmer Street, Brewer  
General

living at 60 Brimmer Street, Brewer, when the 1910 census was taken

Occupation April 15, 1910   fireman, steam railroad  
General

working as a fireman for a steam railroad when the 1910 census was taken

Residence 1919 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 238 Parkview, Bangor  
General

listed at 238 Parkview, Bangor in the 1919 City Directory

Census January 1, 1920 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 1920 Oscar Page household  
General

1920 Federal Census, Bangor, 1st Ward
Series T625, Roll 645, Page 16
Vol 18, Enum. Dist. 58, Sheet 7, Line 4.
Renting at 64 Pine St., (Bangor)

Page, Oscar S. head, 65, Born in Maine, parents also, fireman or foreman, railroad
----, Lawrence grandson 7, born in Maine, father in Mass, mother in Maine
----, Olga gr.daugtr, 5, born in Maine, father in Mass, mother in Maine

Oscar's marital status was hard to read, but it wasn't M(arried). It
could have been W(idowed) or S(ingle).

These are Stover D.F.'s children. Their mother died in 1919.

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFZR-MS3 : accessed 24 Dec 2013), Oscar Page, Bangor Ward 1, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing sheet , family 106, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820645.

Residence 1924 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 17 Fruit Street, Bangor  
General

listed at 17 Fruit Street, Bangor in the 1924 City Directory

Residence 1925 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States 17 First Street, Bangor  
Event Note

1925 Bangor Directory
Page Oscar car cleaner MCRR resides 17 First

Census April 1, 1940 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1940 Augustus E Page household  
General

1940 Census Ward 5, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
ED 9-241, Sheet 7A, family 161
renting at 52 Crescent Ave

Augustus E Page, 53, head, born in Massachusetts, married, foreman mechanic, Coast Guard
Oscar S Page, 85, father, born in Maine, divorced, no occupation
Goldie S Kraby, 52, housekeeper, born in Massachusetts, single, housekeeper, private family

Oscar provided the information. All lived in the "same place", that is, Malden, in 1935.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4FN-GGN : accessed 18 Dec 2013), Oscar S Page in household of Augustus E Page, Ward 5, Malden, Malden City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-241, sheet 7A, family 161, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 1609.

Residence April 1, 1940 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 52 Crescent Street, Malden  
General

living at 52 Crescent Street, Malden, when the 1940 Census was taken

Residence February 1943 Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 21 Orient Ave, Melrose  
General

died at 21 Orient Ave, Melrose

Death February 8, 1943 Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    
General

Mass Register of Vital Records, Death
Year: 1943 Vol: 65 Page: 300
at Mass Registry of Vital Records, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester
Name: Stover Oscar Page (Oscar S. Page)
Male, White, Divorced
Date of Death: February 8, 1943
Place of Death: 21 Orient Ave., Melrose, Middlesex Co.
Length of Stay: 3 years or more
Residence at time of death: 21 Orient Ave.
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse Name: Martha Cowan, alive, age 83
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Orono, Maine
Age at death: 88y, 4m, 10d
Occupation: Retired
Father: Joseph O. Page
Birthplace of Father: Orono, Maine
Mother: Abigail Dudley
Birthplace of Mother: Orono, Maine
Informant: Augustus E. Page (son)
Informant's address: 21 Orient Ave., Melrose
Cause of death: Uremia (3 days)
due to acute retention (10 days)
due to prostatic obstruction (20 years)
Doctor: George E. Drury Doctor's address: Malden
Doctor's notes: attended 1/15 to 2/8/1943
Burial date: Feb 10, 1943 Burial place: Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose
Undertaker: Norman P. Robinson, Melrose, MA

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From Boston Herald, 9 Feb 1943, page 17:
Melrose, February 8, Stover O. Page, father of Augustus E. Page of 21 Orient Ave. Funeral service private at the Robinson Chapel, 809 Main Street, Melrose, Wednesday February 10 at 2:00 PM.

Burial February 10, 1943 Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Joseph Pageabout 1830July 31, 1913
Mother Abigail H. DudleyJune 21, 1834November 29, 1900
         Oscar Stover Page September 26, 1854 February 8, 1943
    Sister     Mary E. Page about 1858
    Sister     Eunice Page August 25, 1860 March 4, 1867
    Brother     Charles V. Page August 4, 1866 February 12, 1928
    Brother     Joseph Percival Page March 8, 1869 January 12, 1944

Families

    Family of Oscar Stover Page and Orilla J Inman
Married Wife Orilla J Inman
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage Intention (Primary) December 8, 1874 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States    
General

Stoyer O. Page, age 21 of Bangor to Orilla J. Inman, age 20, of Bangor.
Date of publication of banns is 8 Dec 1874.
Date of certificate is 12 Dec 1874.
From: Index to Bangor Marriages before 1892, at New England Historic and Genealogical Society.

Marriage License December 12, 1874 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States   3
General

Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907
Name: Stover O. Page
Birth Date: 1853
Age: 21
Spouse's Name: Orilla J. Inman
Spouse's Birth Date: 1854
Spouse's Age: 20
Event Date: 12 Dec 1874
Event Place: Bangor,Penobscot,Maine

"Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4XY-L8V : accessed 19 Dec 2013), Stover O. Page and Orilla J. Inman, 12 Dec 1874.

The outcome of this relationship is not known. Orilla J. Inman married Stillman Drew in Bangor in 1876.

Family Note

I have no evidence that Oscar Stover Page and Orilla Inman ever married. All I have found so far is the announcement of banns and the issuance of a marriage license.

  Narrative

I have no evidence that Oscar Stover Page and Orilla Inman ever married. All I have found so far is the announcement of banns and the issuance of a marriage license.

    Family of Oscar Stover Page and Martha Ellen Cowan
Married Wife Martha Ellen Cowan
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 10, 1877 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States   4
Divorce April 22, 1911 Maine, United States   5a
General

Volume 10, page 91, Maine Divorce Records, microfilmed at New England Historic and Genealogical Society
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, Penobscot County
Libelant: Martha E. Page
Libelee: Oscar S. Page
Date of Marriage: Jul 10, 1878
Date of Divorce: Apr 22, 1911
Cause of divorce: adultery

[note: The marriage was July 10, 1877, on the marriage records]

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Joseph Oscar PageMay 26, 1878February 18, 1920
Abigail Elizabeth PageJuly 31, 1880March 12, 1939
William Jerome PageMay 4, 1883
Augustus Emery L PageJune 11, 1886August 14, 1945
Frederick Dudley Stover PageApril 7, 1893November 16, 1937

Narrative

Oscar Stover Page was born about 26 September 1854, in Orono, Maine. His father was a farmer there in 1860, when Oscar was six years old.

By at least the time of the 1873/1874 Bangor City Directory, Stover went by his middle name of Oscar. In that year he owned a fruit and confectionery store at 67 Hammond St., Bangor, and lived at 3 Fruit Street, the same address as his parents.

In 1875/1876 he ran a business called Page's Liniments, for which there was an ad on page five of the city directory. In 1879/1880 he no longer owned a business. He and his family were living at the same address as his parents. They were in Bangor until the time covered by the 1884 City Directory. Oscar was then working as a fireman, presumably for the railroad, and owned a house at "5 Emerson block, Barker."

In May of 1883 their son William was born in Portland, Maine. In the 1884 Portland Directory there are these listings:

Page Oscar S., engineer, h 50 Waterville
Page Oscar F., teamster, 353 Coml., h. 50 Waterville (duplicate?)
Page Ellen M., Mrs, dressmaker, 50 Waterville
Page Julia A. Mrs, h. 39 Waterville (related?)

From at least 1886 until about 1905 the Oscar Page family lived in East Boston. When Augustus was born in 1886 they were at 1 Percival Place. Their son Stover (Fred S.) was born at 170 Putnam St. in April 1893. In 1900 they were at 104 Brooks St. In 1902 they were probably at 144 Webster Street, since their daughter Abbie says she was "at home" at that address on her (second) marriage record.

Their grandson Augustus Ezra was born in either East Boston or
Maine in 1905 and their son William was living in Bangor in 1905
when he was married. Oscar, William, Joseph O. and Augustus are
all listed in the 1907 Bangor City Directory at 365 Broadway. In
1909 Oscar, William, and Joseph O. are at 60 Brimmer St. in
Brewer, At the time of the 1910 census, Oscar and family,
including sons William and Augustus are living on Brimmer St.,
Brewer.

Oscar and Martha were divorced 22 Apr 1911.[34] When Fred S.
marries in September 1911, he says that his father is residing in
Brewer but his mother is in Bangor. In 1912, Oscar was boarding
with his son William at 46 Chamberlain St, Brewer. (Brewer City
Directory). If William and his family continued to live with
Oscar, then Oscar was still in Brewer in 1913 when William's son
Jerome was born, and in Bangor in 1915 when William's son Willis
Charles was born. Oscar is listed in the 1919 Bangor City
Directory at 238 Parkview Ave. (By November of that year, William
was back in East Boston, see his file.)

On the 1920 census Oscar is living in Bangor, with two of Fred
S.'s children in his household. Oscar is listed in the 1923/24
Bangor City Directory at 17 Fruit St. His son Frederick was at 16
Fruit St.

Oscar died at
21 Orient Avenue, Melrose, MA, in 1943, at the home of his son
Augustus. His death record said he had been a resident of that
city for three years or more. The death notice of Augustus two
years later mentions a former pastor from Woburn, so both of them
might have lived there for a while. Oscar is buried in Wyoming
Cemetery, Melrose.

There is an Oscar E. Page who died in 1939 who lived in Melrose and is also
buried in Wyoming Cemetery. He doesn't seem to be a close relative. He was born
in Massachusetts, as was his father Charles A. Page. Charles' father George A.
Page was born about 1815 in Hallowell, Maine, near Augusta.(Sources: Censuses of
Melrose and Boston, image of George A. Page's death record at
NewEnglandAncestors.org)

On the 1880 census Oscar was described as a laborer, but this
sometimes included more highly skilled jobs. In 1884 in the
Bangor directory he was listed as a fireman, presumably for the
railroad. From at least 1900 onward he worked as a fireman on a
steam locomotive. On the 1920 census, age 65, this was his
occupation, although he may have been retired. His father had
been an railroad engineer, and his brother Joseph P. Page was a
fireman in 1910. His sons William and Fred S. also worked on the
railroad at various times.

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Jan 18, 2007: I have looked pretty thoroughly for Oscar Page in the 1930
Census in Massachusetts at ancestry.com and did not find him. Need to
look again in Maine.

Pedigree

  1. Joseph Page
    1. Abigail H. Dudley
      1. Oscar Stover Page
        1. Orilla J Inman
        2. Martha Ellen Cowan
          1. Joseph Oscar Page
          2. Abigail Elizabeth Page
          3. William Jerome Page
          4. Augustus Emery L Page
          5. Frederick Dudley Stover Page
      2. Mary E. Page
      3. Eunice Page
      4. Charles V. Page
      5. Joseph Percival Page

Source References

  1. Vital Records of Orono, Maine
  2. 1900 United States Census
      • Page: Boston, 1st Ward, Series T623, Roll 675, page 35. house 262, family 394, Vol 64, Enum. Dist. 1155, Sheet 17A, Line 40ff.
      • Page: Bangor, ED 76, sheet 1B, family 10
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMLR-Z6W : accessed 19 June 2018), Lorenzo C Drew in household of Stillman C Drew, Bangor city Ward 4, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 76, sheet 1B, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,597.

  3. Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, familysearch
  4. Bangor Vital Records, Index
  5. Maine Divorce Records
      • Page: Volume 10, page 91
      • Confidence: Very High
      • General:

        Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, Penobscot County