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 Dorothy Louise Gage

Dorothy Louise Gage

Birth
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Nov 1898 (aged 5 months)
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 4083 · View Source
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Literary Figure. She was the niece of Maud (Gage) Baum and her husband, and "The Wizard of Oz" author, L. Frank Baum. Born to Sophie Jewel and Thomas Clarkson Gage in June 1898, she tragically died only 5 months later (the "official" cause of death was listed as "congestion of the brain"). The Baums had four sons, and Maud had always longed for a daughter. Maud was devastated by the infant's death, and it is said that her husband used the child's name in his Oz stories (and later books) to cheer up his beloved wife.


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  • Added: 29 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Louise Gage (11 Jun 1898–11 Nov 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4083, citing Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .