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Charles Page

Charles Page, American oil producer, philanthropist.

Background

  • Page, Charles was born on June 2, 1861 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States. Son of James W. and Mary Elizabeth (Gottrey) Page.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Mary. Began as railroad telegraph operator. Engaged in mining, timber and land development, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming and B.C. Settled in Oklahoma, 1902, and is largely identified with oil interests, public utilities, farming and manufacturing.

      Founder of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Built Shell Creek Dam (cost of $1,500,000) to supply water to Sand Springs and Tulsa. President Sand Springs Railroad Company, San Springs Power, Light & Water Company, Sand Springs Gas Company, Sand Springs State Bank.

      Built Sand Springs Cotton Mill (cost $2,000,000), 2d largest cotton textile mill west of Mississippi River. Founder, 1908, Sand Springs Home for 100 orphans with incorporated endowment sufficient for permanent maintenance. Founder “Widows’ Colony,” to assist widows to become self-supporting.

      Home: Sand Springs, Okla.

    Connections

    • Married Lucille Rayburn, July 22, 1908.
    • father: James W. Page
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Gottrey) Page
    • spouse: Lucille Rayburn
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    Died December 27, 1926
    (aged 65)
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