Biography of James H. Gage
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JAMES H. GAGE was born in Cicero, Onondaga county, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1820. When but a lad he with his grandparents went to Auburn, N. Y., where he attended school with a view of becoming a civil engineer, but defective eye-sight compelled him to abandon the project. In 1841 be moved to Romulus, Seneca county, New York, and May 1, 1844, was married to Lettice, youngest daughter of Robert Fleming. He engaged in farming and school teaching until the spring of 1861, when he moved to Michigan with his wife and children, Henry F., born June 1, 1845, Robert L., born Nov. 12, 1849, and Dora E., born Jan. 21, 1859, settling in Petersburgh in May, 1863, taking an active social and business course. He was the pioneer druggist from 1865 to 1869. during which time he was postmaster. In partnership with his son he started the Petersburgh Avalanche, June,'71. In 1870 he was elected township clerk, which he held two terms; coroner in 1872 and justice of the peace in 1873, to which he has been re-elected each term since. In politics he is a Republican; in religion a member of the Presbyterian church, in which he is an elder.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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