My Mo. birthdate is 1925; my Dad was Ellis Reginal Bage, born in Jefferson County (as was I)but in 1889. I believe his Dad (a grand- father I never saw) was named Theodore, but also seems he went by Sam.
As small boy I met -- maybe 3 or 4 times over 5-yr. period -- a cousin of Dad's named Jim Bage. Jim Bage's home was mainly in Arkansas but also had a home in Victoria, Mo.
--Jeff. Co.(Once had a formal-like dinner there--I was maybe age 6 0r 7). Jim Bage was a 'Machine Man'-he owned/operated Threshing Machines, doing threshing tours of farms with Wheat,Oats, etc. each fall. AND its my vague understanding he (Big-Jim) had a son, also named Jim (?Little Jim or Jimmy- I don't believe I ever saw him).But think he was located somewhere in Illinois. I did meet his sister Elizabeth, however,somewhere in the Seattle, Wa. area -- while I was there as WWII artillery soldier-- in Apr. 1944. Sorry to say, I never again learned of Elizabeth or her family.
So, this rambling may not address your question, S.J., but since our surname's so rare--and my long-term geneology interest still is growing -- I hope you'll forgive me the excess on length.... and its minimal real content.
I'll be hoping to see an e-mail from you
from (are you IN Illinois? .. possibly related to Little Jim??) and any comments as to "Why Your Question'?
Sincerely, With Best Regards, Earl Bage
Ballwin, Missouri (636)394-6255
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