Elbridge Gerry “Dow Jr.” Paige

Elbridge Gerry “Dow Jr.” Paige

Birth
Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Dec 1859 (aged 46)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Laurel Hill Mound
Memorial ID 115289787 · View Source
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Elbridge G. PAIGE was a very prolific writer, under the assumed name of "Dow, Jr.," and author of the popular series of "Patent Sermons," which first appeared in the "New York Sunday Mercury," of which he was editor and publisher, and were afterwards published in three volumes; meeting with reverses in New York he, wife Margaret & daughters moved to California. He died in San Francisco 4 Dec 1859. Patent Sermons, published by Peterson & Bros, Philadelphia sold in US and England. Source: History of Hardwick, Massachusetts, With a Genealogical Register, by Lucius R. Paige, 1883, Page 444. He was a writer for the "SUN" newspaper in San Francisco, CA wrote sermons and was type-setter for the San Francisco newspaper "GOLDEN ERA", issue of Nov. 13th 1859 contained Dow Jr.'s last sermon. He was paid $5,900 since May 1855 by the paper. Out of this he purchased two vara lots in San Francisco. His wife died in 1857. His only child in care of Sisters of Mercy for some time before his death. He paid half the expense for her education. Obituary in papers:
San Francisco Evening Bulletin Newspaper, Dec 5, 1859, obituary section. New York Times newspaper January 1, 1860.
By The Overland Mail Jefferson City, Sat December 31, 1860.
Their daughter is Ellen Elizabeth PAGE ZWICKER. Memorial # 115174439. She married Frederick Zwicker in San Francisco, California 22 Oct 1873. Elbridge is a descendant of John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley, passengers on the Mayflower in 1620.


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Gravesite Details Laurel Hill Cemetery (Lone Mountain) records show Elbridge Gerry PAIGE was buried 6 December 1859, age 43. His remains were moved 22 July 1940 to Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo, California

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  • Created by: Fletcher
  • Added: 11 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115289787
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbridge Gerry “Dow Jr.” Paige (5 Apr 1813–4 Dec 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115289787, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Fletcher (contributor 47066350) .