Walter Taylor Page

Walter Taylor Page

Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Dec 1943 (aged 81)
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Plot CHAPNC, Sgl, 32B
Memorial ID 73049102 · View Source
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Walter Taylor Page, manager of the American Smelting & Refining Company, has advanced through successive promotions to his present position of responsibility since arriving in Omaha in 1885 to become assayer and chemist for the corporation. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1861. His father, General Richard L. Page, a native of Clarke county, Virginia, was married there to Alexina Taylor and passed away in 1906, while the death of his wife occurred in 1907. The Pages were one of the oldest and most prominent families of Virginia and General Page served with distinction in the Confederate army during the Civil war.

Walter T. Page after attending the schools of Norfolk, Virginia, to the age of sixteen years, entered the College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts, now the Virginia Institute of Technology, from which he was graduated in 1879. He was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1882, after which he spent a year and a half in professional work at Leadville, Colorado, and a similar period in Denver, coming to Omaha, as previously stated, in 1885 to enter upon the position of assayer and chemist with the American Smelting & Refining Company. His ability won recognition in successive promotions. He was made superintendent of the blast furnace department in 1887; superintendent of all departments in 1891 and manager in 1899 and through the intervening period of eighteen years has occupied the latter position, controlling the extensive and important interests connected with the operation of the plant.

On the 17th of March, 1885, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mr. Page was united in marriage to Miss Anne Page, a daughter of the late Dr. John R. Page. They have become the parents of two children: Anne, now the wife of Captain John R. Trinder of the medical corps of the United States Army; and Richard L., now attending Lawrenceville School, at Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Mr. and Mrs. Page are Episcopalians in religious faith, their membership being in Trinity Cathedral. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and in Masonry he has attained the Knight Templar degree. He belongs also to the Omaha Club, the Omaha Country Club and the Commercial Club, associations which indicate something of the nature of his interests, the method of his recreation and the rules which govern his conduct. His ideals of life are high and in his business career he has been guided by an enterprising spirit that taking tangible form in close application, thoroughness and capability, has brought him to his present prominent position in the business circles of the city.

Omaha: The Gate City and Douglas County Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement 1917
By Arthur C. Wakeley

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Gravesite Details Date of Interment 1 18 1944

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