Frank Stage, Mary Moon Stage, Ada Hamilton Stage
Daughters Marion Stage Packer & Frances Stage Sampson.
Akron NY 1909.
The Stage name has several variations. I have found the spelling in the same families to be different. Such as STAGG, SAGE, STEIGE, STEEGE and even HEK and HAGMAN. I believe it to be English, but the families immigrated into the Dutch Colonies in America. The pronouncation and spelling probably depended on who could read and/or write and who and/or how they spoke.
edited October 22, 2008
I am would like to connect James Stage to Peter Stage (1764-1842) who died in Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. The name was originally STAGG. They both lived in the same area of Genesee and Erie Co.'s, NY in the same time period.
Born OCT 15 1774 in Ulster Co., NY
Died MAR 21 1866 (age 91)
Jane "Jennie" MILLER (1780-1865)
Henry STAGE (APR 2 1796-JUL 9 1872)
Nathan STAGE (SEP 9 1801-MAY 8 1876)
John STAGE (SEP 8 1805-OCT 18 1884)
Hiram STAGE (NOV 9 1808-SEP 27 1898)
Wm. STAGE (OCT 12 1812-JUL 21 1892)
Ransom STAGE (AUG 9 1811-AUG 20 1888)
Jeremiah STAGE (MAR 2 1818-FEB 27 1900)
1855 New York State Census-Lived in Erie Co. 42 years.
Buried in Mt.Olive Cemetary, S. Newstead, Erie Co., NY.