Paige, Charles A.
Age: 21, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. E, 4th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 9/30/64
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Birth: 03/1840, Stockholm, NY
Burial: Pomona Cemetery, Pomona, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Susan Olson
Findagrave Memorial #: 10438484
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/11/1864; widow Augusta L., 4/15/1911, CA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Charles A. Paige
Charles Andrew Paige. (Royalton, Vt.) Co. "E" Fourth Vermont Regiment: -- Taken from the "Portrait and Biographical Record of Pettis and Johnson Counties: Missouri", Chapman Publishing Co. Chicago, 1895 Page 151-152: Charles A. PAIGE, a prominent agriculturist and well known citizen of township 44, range 23, Pettis County, was born in Stockholm, N. Y., in March 1840, and is the eldest now living of the family of Anson and Jane (FLANDERS) PAIGE. The father was born in the state of Vermont, and there passed his early life. He emigrated to New York shortly after attaining his majority, and was there successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits, following this vocation until the year of his death, that event occurring in Vermont in 1855, while he was visiting. After the death of his father Charles A. resided with an uncle in that state until 1861. --Mrs. Jane PAIGE was born in Sandwich, M. H., and preceded her husband to the grave, dying in the year 1851. Charles A. was a lad of eleven years when this calamity overtook him, and although he attended school some in his earlier years, he was then prevented form carrying on this studies until reaching the age of fourteen. He was determined to become well educated, and at this time attended the common schools for several terms, when he was given the advantage of an academic course. --When he had just attained his majority, and while engaged in farm work, the tocsin of war was sounded throughout the country, and our subject immediately buckled on the armor of the Union soldier and went to his country's aid. He was mustered into Company E. Fourth Vermont Regiment, at Brattleboro, and was in active service for more than three years. He took part in all of the many engagements in which his regiment participated until May 5. 1864, when, at the battle of the Wilderness, he received a gun-shot wound which disabled him from further service. After being honorably discharged and mustered out he returned to Vermont, where he remained for a few months, then went to New York, there operating a farm for one year. At the end of that time he came to Missouri and located upon as estate near the one he now owns. Two years later, however, he purchased his present farm of forty acres, which, although small in extent, is so thoroughly improved that it yields as large a crop of grain as many other estates twice its size and not so well managed. It is situated near the main line of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad and in close proximity to the village of Green Ridge. Mr. PAIGE was married, in June, 1866, to Miss Augusta L., daughter of Joseph L. and Sarah (WESTOVER) MORGAN. The MORGANS were natives of the Green Mountain State, but of the WESTOVER family little is known. Mrs. Paige was born in New York State, and by her union with our subject became the mother of nine children, one of whom is deceased. Of those living we make the following mention: Joseph M., C. Ira, Ella L., Martine. and Hugh are living in St. Louis, while Harry W. (the twin of Hugh), Effie J. and James G. are with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. PAIGE are members of the Congregational Church, in the faith of which they have been reared their children. Socially our subject is a member of E. D. Baker Post No. 68, G.A.R., and in politics is a true-blue Republican. Besides serving as Justice of the Peace in his township, he has also represented his district of the School Board.
Contributed by Linda Welch, Dartmouth College.