Person:Orrin Page (2)

Orrin H. Page
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Name Orrin H. Page
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Nov 1832 Broome, New York, United States
Marriage 1857 Olmsted, Minnesota, United Statesto Electa Denny
Death[2] 10 Aug 1922 Olmsted, Minnesota, United States
Burial? Pleasant Grove, Olmsted, Minnesota, United StatesUnion Evergreen Cemetery

Orrin H. Page was born November 4, 1832, in Broome County, New York, of deaf mute parents, John and Eliza Page. When Fourteen years of age the family moved west locating in Wisconsin in 1846. In 1854, Orrin H. Page took claim to property in Minnesota Territory in what became Section 28, of Pleasant Grove township in Olmsted County. The original plat of Pleasant Grove village was platted on a portion of the Page claim in 1855.

He married Electa Denny of Pleasant Grove in 1857. Seven children: Byron E., Helene, Milton, Tyrus, Orrin, Lettie and Leslie.

1857-58 and 59, Mr. Page was Deputy Sheriff of Olmsted County and served as County Auditor. He was tonship Assessor one and one half years when the district included what is now Elmira, Orion and Pleasant Grove townships. In 1879, Orrin H. Page, a candidate of the Greenback Party, was elected to the State Senate where he servedd with outstanding credit. He was author of an act to protect wild life.

In 1862, Mr. Page was a member of the Olmsted County Home Guard, an organization to resist ravages by Indians. He was Worshipful Master of Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge No. 22, 1871-1884. He served as local Justice of the Peace for seventeen years. A man well informed, outstanding in welfare, and political life of his community.

  1. Bernard, Belva du Mez. Research History of Pleasant Grove Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1852-1960. (Rochester, Minnesota: Whiting Press, 1960?)
  2. Minnesota Death Record.