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John Boardman Page
Birth: Feb. 25, 1826
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1885
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Governor. When he was 16 he began work at the National Bank of Rutland, where his father was Cashier, and he eventually became bank President. He was also a partner in the Brandon Manufacturing Company, producer of world famous Howe Scales, a partner in the Sutherland Falls Marble Company, which was later acquired by the Vermont Marble Company, President of the Rutland Railroad, and Vice President of the Central Vermont Railroad. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1852 to 1854. During the Civil War he was an Allotment Commissioner, responsible for visiting Vermont units to collect money from soldiers and distribute it back home to support their families. A Republican, he served as State Treasurer from 1860 to 1866, and Governor from 1867 to 1869. He then resumed his business interests, also returning to the Vermont House for one term in 1880. In 1885 Page was the defendant in a nationally publicized lawsuit brought by the Rutland Railroad, which attempted to recover $125,000 ($4 million in 2007) by claiming Page committed fraud while he was its President. Public sentiment was initially against him, but turned positive as evidence was presented in a trial that lasted more than four months. The trial ended with his vindication, but he died soon afterwards. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Page (1779 - 1850)
  Cynthia A. Hickok Page (1792 - 1866)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Reynolds Page (1828 - 1872)
  Harriett E. Smith Page (1849 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Rebbeca Page Safford (1876 - 1936)*
  Henrietta Richardson Page Alexander (1880 - 1957)*
  Margaret Ellen Page (1884 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances Page Waller (1808 - 1833)**
  William Todd Page (1809 - 1877)**
  Mary Page Barnes (1814 - 1895)*
  Anne Page Pease (1818 - 1886)*
  Elizabeth Page Winslow (1821 - 1897)*
  Julia Page Kellogg (1824 - 1890)*
  John Boardman Page (1826 - 1885)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Plot: Page Circle, bet. Sections 14 & 15
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13083156
John Boardman Page
Added by: Bill McKern
 
John Boardman Page
Added by: Bill McKern
 
John Boardman Page
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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