MRS. ANNIE F. PAGE.
Wholly devoted to home and domestic duties, doing through all the best years of her life the sacred work that comes
within her sphere, there is not much to record concerning the life of the average woman. And yet what station so
dignified, what office so holy and ennobling as that of home making wifehood? Among the leaders of social and religious
life in Visalia, none occupies a higher place in the esteem of her associates than does Mrs. Annie F. Page. She
was born in West Virginia, the daughter of J. T. and Elizabeth E. (Martin) Singleton. The Singletons were one of
the fine old families of Virginia and the family record is traced back to 1609 in Scotland. Mr. Singleton was related
on his mother's side to President John Adams. J. T. Singleton was an expert mechanic and followed that vocation
many years. He brought his family to California, locating in Visalia, where his death occurred in 1895. He was
survived a number of years by his widow, who passed away in 1911, Annie F., of this review, was their only child.
Annie F. Singleton was given the advantage of a good public school education. She then learned the trade of dressmaking,
which vocation she was following prior to her marriage to Dr. S. C. Page. Dr. Page was a native of Pennsylvania,
who had attended medical colleges in Louisville, Kentucky, and St. Joseph, Missouri. He entered upon the active
practice of his profession in Effingham, Kansas, and at Kansas City, Kansas, where he remained until 1895, when
he came to Visalia. Here he rapidly gained a large practice and was one of the leading physicians and surgeons
here up to the time of his death, which occured February 25, 1919. He was personally a very popular man throughout
this section of the country and was prominent in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Mrs. Page has taken a very active part in many phases of local life. She is an earnest member of the Methodist
Episcopal church, in which she is first vice president of the Ladies Aid Society; member of the Oxford class in
the Sunday school and of the Home Missionary Society; member of the Visalia Welfare Club and the Daughters of Rebekah,
being a past noble grand of her lodge. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, having made a
trip through the east in 1920 and in 1924 was in Texas, where she has relatives living. Mrs. Page was the owner
of a fine forty acre fruit ranch, but has sold it. She is a lady of unusual tact and soundness of judgment. These
and other commendable attributes, coupled with her gracious personality, render her popular with all classes and
she has won and retains a host of warm and loyal friends. Dr. Page is also survived by two children of a former
marriage - Mrs. Ida Webb and Presley Page.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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