Sage, George (1870-1918)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1098.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1098.

George Sage was a stock, real estate, and investment broker. He lived at 1929 Beach Avenue from 1909 to 1915.

George Sage, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1, 1911, edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 333; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643329&qryID=ec520c94-8295-482d-ae2f-6ca4e7f6aac7

George Sage, Who’s Who in Western Canada, volume 1, 1911, edited by C.W. Parker; Vancouver, Canadian Press Association Limited, 1911, page 333; http://ourroots.ca/page.aspx?id=643329&qryID=ec520c94-8295-482d-ae2f-6ca4e7f6aac7

George Sage was born on April 4, 1870 (some sources say 1872), in Victoria, Hong Kong. His parents were Edward J. Sage and Frances L. Gonzales.

According to his entry in Who’s Who in Western Canada, by 1887 he was working as a rancher in the North West Territories of Canada. He arrived in British Columbia about 1898.

George first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 800.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 800.

He was working as a clerk with Percy W. Charleson, and he was living at 844 West Hastings Street.

George lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1903 844 West Hastings
1904 and 1905 43 Fairfield Block (433-455 Granville Street)
1906 and 1907 48 Fairfield Block
1908 626 Granville Street
1909 to 1915 1929 Beach Avenue
1916 to 1918 On active service

For the rest of his time in Vancouver, George continued his business relationship with Percy Charleson.

Charleson and Sage, advertisement for Grandview lots, Vancouver Daily World, August 29, 1910, page 16.

Charleson and Sage, advertisement for Grandview lots, Vancouver Daily World, August 29, 1910, page 16.

On June 7, 1911, in Vancouver, he married Mary Jane Corrigan. She was born in Australia on January 1, 1876. Her parents were James Corrigan and Martha Jane Stewart.

George was an excellent trap-shooter, and he appeared on the Vancouver Gun Club’s honor roll in 1909 and 1910.

Vancouver Daily World, July 3, 1916, page 11, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, July 3, 1916, page 11, column 3.

In 1913 he was the champion trapshooter in British Columbia.

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1913, page 19, column 4 [headline only].

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1913, page 19, column 4 [headline only].

George belonged to the following clubs: Vancouver; Minoru; Vancouver Gun Club; A.F. & A.M. (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons).

During the First World War, George enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He signed his attestation paper in New Westminster, British Columbia, on March 24, 1915.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 883 [edited image]

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 883 [edited image]

He served as a lieutenant in the 12th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops.

He died of illness on May 21, 1918. He was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec.

Mary Jane never re-married.

In the 1930s and 1940s she lived at 4540 West Fourth Avenue.

She died in Vancouver on August 15, 1947.

It appears that George and Mary Jane did not have any children.

 

Sources

Edward J. Sage (father of George Sage)

“California State Census, 1852,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4ND-22M : 30 July 2017), Ed J Sage, San Francisco, California; citing p. 184, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909,232. (possible connection).

“California State Census, 1852,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4ND-2LF : 30 July 2017), Ed J Sage, San Francisco, California; citing p. 184A, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909,232. (possible connection).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-P9J : 21 January 2016), Edward J Sage in household of George Sage and Mary Corrigan, 07 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

 

Frances L. Gonzales (father of George Sage)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-P9V : 21 January 2016), Frances L Gonzales in household of George Sage and Mary Corrigan, 07 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

 

George Sage

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-P9N : 21 January 2016), George Sage and Mary Corrigan, 07 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HP3-HMF : 27 December 2014), George Sage, Feb 1912; citing Immigration, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, T-4865, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QST-1CZ : 27 December 2014), George Sage, Feb 1912; citing Immigration, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, T-4853, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Sage, George; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 04/04/1872; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8610 – 29; Item Number: 211340; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=211340.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/421721/sage,-george/: “Lieutenant Sage, George; Died 21/05/1918; Aged 46; 12th Bn. Canadian Railway Troops. Son of Mrs. Frances Sage, of Canton, China; husband of Mary J. Sage, of 1235, Lexington Avenue, New York City, U.S.A.”

Canadian Great War Project, Lieutenant George Sage; https://cgwp.uvic.ca/detail.php?pid=1037704. . . . Cause of death: died of illness.

 

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Y-R2PQ : 13 December 2015), George Sage, 1918; Burial, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, Mount Royal Cemetery; citing record ID 82428898, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82428898.

 

Mary Jane Corrigan (wife of George Sage)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8C-P96 : 21 January 2016), George Sage and Mary Corrigan, 07 Jun 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRP-7V4 : 13 April 2017), Mary Jane Sage, 1947; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a15479d7-22db-4b06-a382-e0216ded7494.

Mary Sage, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 16, 1947, page 21; Vancouver Sun, August 16, 1947, page 25: “Sage—Passed away on Aug. 15, 1947, Mary, widow of George Sage, 4540 W. 4th Ave., in her 72nd year. Survived by a brother and a sister in Australia. Funeral service Monday at 2:15 in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel. Cremation.”