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JOHN QUINCY PAGE

In Everest, Brown county, Kansas, the name of Page is synonymous with good citizenship and with fealty to the Republican party. The pioneer of this name in the county was John Page, who brought his son, John Q. Page, an infant, to this part of the state in June, 1856.

John Page first saw the light of day in Virginia in 1813, and it is presumed that Alexander Page, his father and the grandfather of John Quincy Page, was born in the Old Dominion also. Alexander Page, who died in Brown county, Kansas, in 1859, aged eighty-three years, emigrated from Virginia when his children were young and passed the active years of his life on a farm in Illinois. John Page, the third of his four children, in the order of birth, who married Martha Gullet, who bore him children as follows: Jane, now dead, who married B. A. Williams; William, a resident of Brown county, Kansas; Delilah, who died young; J. E., of Everest; Alexander, of Horton, Kansas; Mary, who is dead; E. S., who lives in Eldorado, Kansas; and John Quincy. The mother of these children died in 1860, and Mr. Page took for his second wife Phebe Carter, and they had a daughter, Matilda, who is now the wife of Thomas Roberts, of Chicago, Illinois.

John Page located on a farm in Washington township immediately after his arrival in Brown county, and for thirty-five years successfully performed the duties of a farmer, which were interrupted somewhat during the last few years of that period by that fatal illness, consumption. In company with his son, John Q. Page, he went to the Rocky mountains in 1881, in the hope of improving his health; but death overtook him at Santa Fe, New Mexico, before he reached home again. He was elected the tax collector of Brown county in 1858 and served in that office four years. He was a well-to-do farmer and a man of high character who had a firm place in the respect of his fellow citizens.

John Q. Page was born at Maquon, Illinois, February 14, 1856, and acquired a common-school education in the district school. His absence of two years following the death of his father has been his only absence from the county that in any way resembled permanency. Upon his return, in 1883, he married and engaged in farming. He saw an opportunity to change his business without loss to himself some ten years ago and has followed his inclinations and engaged in the harness business in Everett. He has always done a local worker's and humble voter's part in advancing the cause of the Republican party and has been content to accept such reward for party faithfulness as came to him through the agency of friends. Mr. Page was elected the treasurer of Washington township and served in that office six years, and April 15, 1897, was commissioned the postmaster of Everest, succeeding the late John Lyons.

Mr. Page was married to Carrie Adams, a daughter of A. C. Adams, a citizen of Brown county, who was born in Germany. The children of this union were: Henry (dead), Josephine, Irena (dead), Della, John Boyd, Archie and Claudia C. Mr. Page is past consul of Everest Camp, No. 1409, Modern Woodmen of America. He was brought to the vicinity at so tender an age that he has no recollection of any previous place of residence, and consequently he feels the same local interest as an actual son of the soil. He possesses a degree of public spirit that has made him a very helpful and useful citizen, and his solicitude for the advancement of all important public interests of Brown county is well known.