Obit: Page, J.
Warren (1847 - 1929)
Surnames: PAGE WINSHIP CARTER PALMBORG
----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 02/09/1929
Page, J. Warren (18 JUN 1847 - 19 JAN 1929)
J.W. Page, one of the early settlers and loggers of this vicinity, was born in Sutton, New Hampshire, June 18, 1847, he with his family moving to Garland, Maine, when he was three years old. When only seventeen, he joined the Maine Coast Guards, from which he was honorably discharged at the close of the Civil War.
A few months later, in 1865, he came to Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.), and this was his home for many years. He was united in marriage with Miss Rilla Winship of Tunnel City, a niece of the late Mrs. E.D. Carter, and their home was the residence now owned by M. Kretschmer. Most of his early years were spent in the logging camps, where from a youth working by the day, he came to own large camps of his own. He served as county sheriff, and was the first sheriff to occupy the new jail. At the close of his last term, the family residence was continued at Neillsville, he purchasing a home near the fairgrounds. This was in 1899.
In 1906, Mr. Page went to Carson, Wash., a town located on the Columbia River, sixty-five miles from Portland, Ore. To accept the position of superintendent of logging on the Wind River Lumber Co., a work in which he was most happy and successful for ten years. After the death of his only son, Archy N. Page, in 1916, he retired from active work, and he and his wife went to live at Riverside, Calif., to be near their daughter, Rilla (Mrs. C.F. Palmborg), who resides in Los Angeles.
Time had dealt kindly with Mr. Page. Although 81 years old his hair was just slightly touched with grey, his complexion ruddy, his eyes clear and his mind as keen as a young man’s. In May of last year he went through a major operation at a Los Angeles hospital. His strong vitality brought him through in fine shape, and it was thought he would enjoy good health for many years. About Thanksgiving time he was taken ill, and passed away at 8:30 in the morning of Jan. 19th, at the age of 81 years and 7 months.
He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Riverside, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 23rd, the services being conducted by the Masonic lodge, with Knight Templar escort. Many of the old soldiers of the G.A.R., of which he was a member, were present to pay the last respects of their old comrade. Surviving are his wife and one daughter.
Mr. Page was a charter member of Humbird Masonic lodge, the last by one surviving of those who organized it fifty-five years ago. He was a man who was always ready to help the needy, always thoughtful, kind and charitable to all.
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