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SAGE, Willard
(Abt 1782-Bef 1881)
BURTCH, Elizabeth
(Abt 1788-1842)
(Abt 1785-Bef 1833)
SAGE, Ceymour Lyman Esquire
CLARKE, Matilda
SAGE, Paulina Josephina


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TRUMAN, Irwin Joseph

SAGE, Paulina Josephina 2 3 4

  • Born: 1 Jul 1839, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage: TRUMAN, Irwin Joseph on 10 May 1860 in Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario 1
  • Died: 1 Feb 1935, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California at age 95


Paulina married Irwin Joseph TRUMAN on 10 May 1860 in Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario.1 (Irwin Joseph TRUMAN was born on 27 Oct 1840 in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and died on 27 May 1918 in Berkley, Alameda County, California 5.)



1 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Paulina Josephine Sage
Birth Place: Canada
Residence: East Oxford Township
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: 1839
Spouse Name: Irwin James Freeman [Truman]
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse Residence: East Oxford Township
Spouse Estimated Birth Year: 1836
Marriage Date: 10 May 1860
Marriage Place: Woodstock
Marriage County: Oxford
Family History Library Microfilm: 1030062

2 Ingersoll Daily Chronicle (Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. DEATH NOTICE: OXFORD'S OLDEST NATIVE RESIDENT--Woodstock Express: Seymour Sage, the oldest native born resident of Oxford, passed away at 10 o'clock, on Saturday night, after 95 years of life. For many years Mr. Sage had been looked upon as a remarkable example of vigorous old age. As he reached the 90 mark and passed it his friends remarked with a good deal of satisfaction that he not only retained his mental faculties, which were acute, but also the evenness of temper which always characterized his life. At 95 years of age he was a fairly rugged man, possessed of mental as well as bodily rigor, and until a short time ago gave promise of becoming a centenarian. A man who has lived nearly a hundred years in one district must necessarily have had his influence on its development. It was in the township of West Oxford [township], he was born in 1808. Later he moved over to East Oxford [township] and settled on the old homestead on the Old Stage Road, near Vandecar. In 1833 He married a daughter of the late John Clarke. He continued to live on the homestead all his life, until old age, compelled him to give up active work, when he came to Woodstock and took up residence with his daughter, Miss Ida, Beale Street, with whom he was living when he died. Mr. Sage was a man of many fine qualities and was respected by everyone who knew him. He was always a man of quiet and retiring tendencies and never sought public service. He was a life long Methodist. The children are: Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. T___? in California; Orlando in San Francisco; Edwin, West Oxford [township]; Mrs. H. Peers and Mrs. A. Peers, East Oxford [township]; and Miss Ida, Beale Street, this city.

3 1900 US Census (District 104, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Irwin Truman (age 59, b. Oct 1840, PA) and wife Paulina [Sage] (age 60, b. Eng. Canada), living in San Francisco, California. Irwin is listed as "pres. of bank" and indicates that both his parents were born in Ireland. Paulina indicates that her father was born in Kentucky and her mother in England [erroneous]. The couple indicates that they have been married for 40 years, and have had 1 child, deceased. Paulina indicates that she came to the U.S. in 1850, and is not naturalized.

4 1920 US Census (District 199, Berkley, Alameda County, California). Surety: 4. Lists Jane J. [Pauline Sage] Truman (age 82, b. Eng. Canada), widow, living in Berkely, California. Also in the household is her sister, Ida Sage (age 67, b. Eng. Canada). Both women indicate that their father was born in English Canada and their mother in England. Jane indicates that she came to the U.S. in 1850 and was naturalized in 1860. Ida also indicates that she came to the U.S. in 1850, but is not naturalized. Two unrelated "servants" are also in the household.

5 Truman, Anita M., Truman Family Bible. Surety: 4. As a boy, Irwin moved from Philadelphia to Canada with his parents. He married Paulina Sage in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1859 or 1860. Their son Irwin Clarke Joseph Truman was born in Woodstock on November 6, 1860.

In 1861, Irwin Truman left his wife and son in Woodstock with her parents and came to San Francisco. He was employed by Baker & Hamilton Co. (wholesale hardware) in Sacramento. In 1866 he was sent to San Francisco to open a branch office for Baker & Hamilton Co., at which time his wife and son joined him in San Francisco. He served as manager of this branch office for sixteen years, leaving to establish the firm of Truman-Hooker Co. (hardware) in 1882. Later he became the President of Columbia Banking Co. and then Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco. at the time of his death in 1918, he was the President of the Owners' Realty Co. , the Hollywood Addition Co. and the Truman Investment Co., all of San Francisco.

He was deeply interested in civic and church affairs. He was a member of the San Francisco Commercial Club and active in the Grace Church in San Francisco and later the Wesley Church of North Berkeley. He served for many years as Treasurer of the San Francisco Y.M.C.A. and as President of the Church Extension Society. He also served on the joint Boards of Directors of Fred Finch and McKinley Orphanages.

He died at his home in Berkeley, California on May 27, 1918.

Source: The family bible and memories.
By Anita M. Truman, granddaughter of Irwin Joseph Truman

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