Gaige, James W.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


James Watson Gaige was born in Burlington, Vermont, on August 19, 1927, the son of Harry L. Gaige and Ismay Watson. His siblings were:

Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008 about James Watson Gaige[1]
Name: James Watson Gaige
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1927
Birth Town: Burlington
Birth County: Chittenden
Mother's Maiden Name: Watson
Mother's Name: Ismay
Mother's Birthplace: NY
Mother's Residence: City
Father's Name: Harry L. Gaige
Father's Birthplace: NY
Event Type: Certificate of Birth


James Gaige graduated from the former Altamont High School in 1945.


James W. Gaige was a World War II Navy veteran.


James W. Gaige was a heavy-equipment operator for the New York State Thruway Authority for 33 years before retiring in 1987.

Marriage & Children

James Gaige married Alice Mattice Gaige (1922 – 2008). Their children were:

  • James A. Gaige of Altamont
  • Allan H. Gaige of Knox
  • Linda Haines of Mayfield
  • Joyce Ableman of Medusa
  • Jill Hudson of West Fulton, Schoharie County
  • Claudia LeClair of Altamont

Gaige - Mattice

St. John's Lutheran church, Altamont, was the setting Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, (1951) for the marriage of Miss Alice Mattice daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mattice of Altamont, to James W. Gaige, son of Mrs. Ismay Gaige of Altamont. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James E. Morecraft, pastor, in the presence of the immediate families.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gaige, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom, were the attendants, The bride wore an orchid suit. and white hat. Her corsage was of white rosebuds. Mrs. Edward Gaige wore a yellow suit and white hat.

Her corsage was blue delphiniums. Following the ceremony the bridal party dined at Osterhout's in the Helderbergs.

After a wedding trip through the Adirondacks, Mr. and Mrs. Gaige will make their home in the Makely apartments, Maple avenue, Altamont.

Altamont Enterprise - August 17, 1951


Knox Cemetery
AUG 19 1927 - MAY 28 1995
Knox Cemetery
AUG 19 1927 - MAY 28, 1995
JULY 17 1922 - JAN 14 2008

James W. Gaige, 67, of Lincoln Avenue, Altamont, died Sunday May 28, 1995, in Albany Memorial Hospital.


JAMES GAIGE, 67: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Tuesday, May 30, 1995

Deceased Name: JAMES GAIGE, 67

ALTAMONT James W. Gaige, 67, of Lincoln Avenue died Sunday in Albany Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gaige was born in Burlington, Vt. He lived in the Altamont-Voorheesville area most of his life. He graduated from the former Altamont High School in 1945.

He was a heavy-equipment operator for the New York State Thruway Authority for 33 years before retiring in 1987. Mr. Gaige was a life member and past commander of the Helderberg American Legion Post 977. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Gaige was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Mattice Gaige; two sons, James A. Gaige of Altamont and Allan H. Gaige of Knox; four daughters, Linda Haines of Mayfield, Joyce Ableman of Medusa, Jill Hudson of West Fulton, Schoharie County, and Claudia LeClair of Altamont; two brothers, Wayne C. Gaige of Schenectady and Harry E. Gaige of Tobyhanna, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St. Burial will be in Knox Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Altamont Rescue Squad, Box 56, Altamont, NY 12009.

Edition: THREE STAR Page: B11 Copyright, 1995, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.

Social Security

James W. Gaige: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record[2]

Name: James W. Gaige
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Friday August 19, 1927
Date of Death: Sunday May 28, 1995
Est. Age at Death: 67 years, 9 months, 9 days
Last known residence:
City: Altamont; Thompsons Lake
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12009
Latitude: 42.7090
Longitude: -74.0262

Census Record

1930 United States Federal Census about James W Gaige[1]

Name: James W Gaige
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1928
[abt 1927]
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Southport, Chemung, New York
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Harry Gaige
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Ismay Gaige
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry Gaige 33
Ismay Gaige 33
Wayne C Gaige 9
H Edward Gaige 3
[3 8/12]
James W Gaige 2
[2 7/12

Name is wrong, but age is right and family is right.

1940 United States Federal Census about John W Gaige
Name: John W Gaige
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1928
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Vermont
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Guilderland, Albany, New York
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Street: Lincoln Avenue
House Number: 132
Inferred Residence in 1935: Guilderland, Albany, New York
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 7B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Ismay Gaige 44
Wayne C Gaige 19
Harry E Gaige 13
John W Gaige 12
Pauline Hillenbeck 41

Additional Media

Gaige-LeClair Mr. and Mrs. James Gaige of Green Acres Trailer Park, East Berne, announce the engagement of their daughter, Claudia I. Gaige, to Steven K. LeClair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter LeClair of Pleasant St., Voorheesville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Guilderland Central High School and is presently employed at Killip Laundry and Dry Cleaning Qo. of Albany. Her fiance, a graduate of Clayton A. Boutbn High School, Voorheesville; is employed by KNE Printing of Albany. A June 25 wedding is planned.

Altamont Enterprise - March 17, 1983

—Mr. and Mrs. James Gaige have announced the birth of a daughter, Joyce Alice, weight 6 lbs., at St Clare's hospital, Schenectady, on Sunday, Aug. 17th. The Gaiges have three other children.

Altamont Enterprise - August 22, 1958

- Mr. and Mrs. James Gaige have announced the birth of their third child, a daughter, Linda Ann, on Sept. 26. They have two sons, James Arnold, 5, and Allen, 4.

Altamont Enterprise - October 4, 1957

Harry "Ed" Gaige

TOBBYHANNA, Pa, Harry "Ed" Gaige,, 71, died Monday at his home in Tobyhanna, He was born July 15, 1926, in Altamont, son of the late Harry L. and Ismay Watson Gaige. He was a veteran of World War II. Following his discharge as a corporal in the U.S. Army, he worked for the U.S. Government, and was eventually transferred to the Tobyhahna Army Depot. He retired from government service after 38 years.

Mr. Gaige was a past,post commander of Boyd Hilton Post 7062 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Helderberg, Post 977, American Legion, both in Altamont.

Sufvivors include his wife, Eleanor Chesebro Gaige;three sons Jerry Gaige of Tobyhahna, Dennis Gaige of Cresco,, Pa.; and Mel Gaige of Mt. Pocono, Pa.; one brother, Wayne Gaige of Schenectady; two grandchildren, Corrin and Janis Gaige, both of Tobyhanna; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A brother, James Gaige, late of Altamont is deceased. Services will be private. Arrangements are by James M. Hook & Co. in Mt. Pocono.

Altamont Enterprise - July 16, 1998

Mrs. Ismay Watson Gftige. a lifelong resident of Aftsmont died Monday, Oct -5, at the builderlaud Center Nursing Home after a long }llness. Bom April 1, 1896, at Mineral Springs, she was a daughter 'of t he late Frank and Hattie Ruland Watson of Cobleskill. Her. mother died when she was six, years old, and she came to Altamont to live with her grandmother, Mrs Wilber Whipple, Later she lived for many years with. Mr. and Mrs. Montford A. Sand of Main S t . Mrs. Gaige was a member of. St John's Lutheran church, and sang m the church choir for many years. She was also active in operettas, cantatas, and < other singing groups. * ' ' * Survivors, include three sons, Wayne Gaige t»£ Schenectady, Edward Gaige of ,Tobyhanna, Pa., and James«Gaige of Altamont; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Viva) Mattice of;Schenectady, 15 grandchildren arid three. great-gran^childreni She is also survived by several aunts and cousins. Funeral services were held from the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont, .Thursday afternoon,, with Rev. Jamse§ ^ JBlton qfjftcia%!|


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