Niagara County

1897 Biography - Franklin S. Sage

Sage, Franklin S., was born on the farm where he still resides, February 26, 1827, a son of Sparrow S. and Sarah (Williams) Sage. His father was a native of Connecticut and came to Lewiston when a young man. His mother was a native of Manlius, Onondaga county, N. Y. F. S. Sage has pursued the occupation of farming all his life, excepting when serving his country in the war. He enlisted December 26, 1863, and served until February 13, 1865, with Co. L, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, when he was honorably discharged from the service. He participated in the battles of Spotsylvania, North Ann River, Cold Harbor and the fighting around Petersburg. He is a member of Mabon Post, G. A. R., Sanborn, N. Y. Mr. Sage was formerly an extensive fruit grower before selling most of his farm to the founders of the Model City. In 1859 he married Elizabeth A., daughter of Col. Arthur Gray, and they have four children: Frank L, a graduate of Mount Union College of Alliance, O., who is principal of the High School, Saginaw, Mich.; Arthur G., a medical student; Eugenia E, and Cornelia M. Eugenia E. is a teacher in the home district in Lewiston. Mr. Sage and his family are members of the Presbyterian church at Lewiston, excepting Frank L., who is a member of the Presbyterian church at Saginaw. He is a staunch Republican and has served as assessor three years. He was originally a Whig and helped organize the Republican party.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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