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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Agnes GAGE

Agnes GAGE, wife of Frank S. Gage
This photo was located at the Stone Soup Antique Mall in Ballston Spa, New York. The front indicates the photo was taken at the studio of C.A. Adams in West Gardner. No state is indicated, but I have determined the state is Massachusetts.

The back bears a hand-written note "Agnes Gage, wife of Frank S. Gage". The photo was likely taken in mid or late 1880s.

I have found a Frank Stillman GAGE (age 34) and wife Agnes Wentworth GAGE (32) in the 1880 Census for Templeton, Worcester county, Massachusetts. Frank was employed in the furniture manufacturing business; specifically chairs.

1900 Census for Templeton, Worchester Co., Massachusetts shows the couple again. Their specific birth-years are given; Frank S. Gage (Oct 1844) and Agnes W. Gage (Feb 1848). Frank works in a chair shop.

They live with Fanny D. Simmons, who is described as "mother in law."

The death of Agnes is recorded in the Templeton Massachusetts Vital Records Index. She died 3 Sep 1905, at the age of 58, of consumption. She was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery. The same document also indicates that her maiden name was Simmons (or Symons), and she was born at Duxbury. Her father was Henry Simmons and her mother was Fannie Delano (Simmons.) Both of her parents were born in Duxbury.

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