Margaret Olivia <I>Slocum</I> Sage


Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage

Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 4 Nov 1918 (aged 90)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot Sect 3 plot 7
Memorial ID 6591250 View Source

"Mrs. Russell Sage, widow of the financier, and 'Lady Bountiful,' one of the richest women in the world, died at her home in New York Monday. She was 90 years old and had been in feeble health for several years. Three or four days ago her condition became serious and the end was not unexpected. Her death was caused by ailments due to advanced age. Mrs. Sage had been virtually a recluse in her Fifth avenue house for several years. She had been seen but rarely in public and her visitors were limited to close friends and relatives ... Margaret Olivia Sage, until she reached middle life had only the meagre income of a school teacher and then in a day she found herself mistress of one of the greatest fortunes in America. Her early days were devoted to scraping together enough money to give herself a fair education, and her last moments were spent in developing the science of giving money away ..." [Brookfield Courier (Brookfield, NY), Nov. 6, 1918]

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