In the 1850 census, Laurence Gaige, 32, was a painter. His household consisted of
Maria Gaige, 25
Philip Preston, 8
Laurance D., 6
In the 1860 census, he was now a farmer with 5 children and a servant (hired girl)
1870 census shows Laura, age 69, "retired, keeping house. Possibly she was his mother, wife of Philip. It also shows that Laurence was a lime stone Dealer with real estate valued at $17,000 and personal property at $7,000.
In 1875 he was living in a stone house worth $2500, says he was born in Otsego County, and a limestone dealer. Laura, his wife, was born in Delaware County.
Death notice in 1877 Watertown paper. Syracuse paper indicates funeral service from Trinity Episcopal church, and a train was waiting to tke the mourners to Brownville cemetery, where he was buried. Also says he was born in Cape Vincent, in the year 1818. At the time of his death, he was the oldest resident of Chaumont. The obituary stated that he was the only son of the Hon. Philip P. Gaige, who at one time represented this district in the state assembly and for many years one of the prominent real estate owners in this vicinity.
His will, dated 20 Jul 1877, mentions Laura A. Gaige, widow, Ida M. Gaige, Augustine Gaige, Hattie Bastian, Minnie and Fanny Gaige, all of Chaumont; Preston P. Gaige of Joplin, Joplin Co. MO; Frederick A. Gaige of Vandalia, IL, and William H. Gaige of Worchester MA, guardian of infants Minnie and Fannie.
He married (1 Maria J.
Children of LAURENCE GAIGE and MARIA J.:
2 i WILLIAM C. GAIGE b May 1841, Lyme
3 ii. PRESTON P. GAIGE b 7 July 1844, Lyme; d 1917, Mano, MO
4 iii. FRED GAIGE b 9 Nov 1844 Chaumont, Jefferson Co. NY; d 17 Nov 1918, Vandalia, IL
5 iv. IDA GAIGE b 1 Mar 1846, Lyme; d 24 Nov 1939, Cape Vincent Jefferson Co NY
6 v. LAURENCE D. GAIGE b 20 June 1847, Chaumont; d 14 Aug 1855 Chaumont
7 vi. GEORGE S. GAIGE b 10 Aug 1851 Chaumont; d 12 Jan 1852 Chaumont
8 vii. AUGUSTINE GAIGE, b 1853, Lyme; d 3 Mar 1895 Rochester, NY
9 viii. HATTIE GAIGE, b 1855, Chaumont; d 21 Dec 1922, Syracuse NY
10 ix. MINNIE GAIGE b 1857, Chaumont; d 1883 Chaumont
11 x. FANNIE GAIGE b 1870
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