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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:

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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 667 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Edward Noah Page, son of Joseph Page, was born in England, December 15, 1825, died in Waterford, New York, June 22, 1900. His father, Joseph Page, was born in England and descended through several generations of English forbears. Edward N. Page came to the United States in 1848 and landed in Boston. Later, in 1862, he settled in Cohoes and became identified with the Cohoes Rolling Mills and the manufacture of certain superior grades of iron and steel. In 1854 the Cohoes Rolling Mill was built, originally to produce iron for the Simmons Axe Factory, then a flourishing concern. The capacity was twelve tons of iron in twenty-four hours. James Morrison purchased the Simmons interest and the firm of Morrison, Colwell & Page was formed. Under this management the business rapidly increased until the fire of January 5, 1883. The works were quickly rebuilt in substantially their present form and are capable of turning out from thirty to fifty thousand tons of iron annually. Edward N. Page was the superintendent, and to his qualifications much of the prosperity of the mills are due. He was master of the details of iron and steel making, having been connected with the iron industry since he was twelve years of age. He was a member and trustee of the Presbyterian church of Waterford, New York and a Republican in politics, serving several terms on the school board. He married Betsey Edge, born in England, died in Cohoes, New York, April 5, 1872. Children: four sons and six daughters, two sons living, George Henry, and Samuel T., who is in business with George Henry.

(II) George Henry, oldest son and child of Edward Noah and Betsey (Edge) Page, was born in Pembroke, Maine, May 11, 1857. He came to Cohoes and Waterford with his parents and was educated in the public schools. He was employed in the iron works of his father, and on the death of the latter the family succeeded to the business. Mr. Page is a director of the People's Bank of Troy and identified with other business interests of Albany county. He is also trustee of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He is a Republican in politics, and a trustee of the Presbyterian church. He married, October 11, 1881, Eliza, daughter of Lysander and Abigail (Ranney) Button, of Cohoes. They have no issue.

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