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Charles Amon Gage Edit Profile

Clergyman

American clergyman. member of the board of directors Chicago Law and Order League, Illinois Vigilance Association; Mason (K.T., 33 degree, Shriner).

Background

Charles Amon Gage was born on November 11, 1872 in Winslow, Illinois, United States. Son of Isaac Vail and Arabella Bradford (Sweeley) Gage.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Winslow, 1890. Student Beloit (Wisconsin) Academy and College, 1897-1900. Graduate Codding Musical College, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896. Pastorates (all in Illinois) East Dubuque, 1893-1895, Orangeville, 1895-1897, Durand, 1897-1900, Milledgeville, 1900-1903, Rock Falls, 1903-1906, Chicago, 1906-1908, Oak Park, 1908-1909, Elgin, 1909-1913, Chicago, 1913-1918, Rockford, 1918-1923, Hyde Park Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago, 1923-1927, Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago, since 1928. Appointed executive head of Youths’ Service Bureau, 1929.

President Board of Pensions and Relief, Rock River Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1913, member National Council Boy Scouts of America. Head of musical department of educational and recreational work of the United States Army, Fosdick Commission. Also instructor in music recruit educational center, Camp Grant, Illinois, 1918-1920.

Membership

Member of the board of directors Chicago Law and Order League, Illinois Vigilance Association. Mason (K.T., 33 degree, Shriner). Clubs: Hamilton, High Noon, Kiwanis.

Compiler and editor: Songs of the Jubilee (Methodist), 1909.

Connections

Married Harriet Theresa Wright, of Winslow, February 19, 1893. Children: Lueva Vivian, Louella Harriet (Mistress James Walmsley), Harlan Wright (deceased), Nevin Isaac, Charles Amon, Arthur Willard.

father:
Isaac Vail Gage

mother:
Arabella Bradford (Sweeley) Gage

spouse:
Harriet Theresa Wright

child:
Lueva Vivian Gage

child:
Louella Harriet Gage (Mistress James Walmsley)

child:
Harlan Wright Gage (deceased)

child:
Nevin Isaac Gage

child:
Charles Amon Gage

child:
Arthur Willard Gage