Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1
John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
AGUE FAMILY, PG. 332, 333
SOLOMON AGUE’S grandfather, JOHN AGUE, though himself a native of Pa., was the first of the name to come to the western part of the state.He and his wife, who had been MARGARET SHANKS, also a native of the state, settled in Allegheny Co., on a farm on Big Sewickley Creek, near the town of Sewickley. Here MR. AGUE built a log house in which he and his wife passed the remainder of their lives, he dying there.MRS. AGUE’S death did not occur on the farm, however, but in Sewickley at age 84.JOHN AGUE was a Whig in politics and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.They had 8 children: MARY ANN, deceased, who became MRS. WILLIAM ALEXANDER McELWAIN; JANE, deceased, was MRS. JOHN WHITE; MARGARET, deceased, who was MRS. BENJAMIN SARVER.
SOLOMON AGUE, third child of JOHN and MARGARET (SHANKS) AGUE, was born on his father’s farm in Allegheny Co., in the year of 1819.Later he came to Sewickley.He was at first a member of the Republican party, but later became a strong Prohibitionist.He married MARY LAKE, a native of Philadelphia, where she was born in the year 1821.MRS. AGUE was the daughter of THOMAS LAKE, who was himself a native of Philadelphia, and one of the hardy pioneers to the western country.THOMAS LAKE’S father was an English sea captain, who settled in Philadelphia and finally died there.THOMAS LAKE left Philadelphia and went first to Braddock, Pa. and then to Sewickley.He was the father of 8 children: CHARLES, JOHN, EDMUND, THOMAS, BENNETT, MARY, RACHEL and SARAH, all of whom are now deceased.MR. AGUE’S death occurred on Sept. 14, 1898, and that of MRS. AGUE in 1891.To them were born 10 children: MARGARET, ALBERT, SARAH; WILLIAM B.; JOHN and MARY, twins; SOLOMON; MATILDA; FLETCHER W. and CHARLES.
SOLOMON AGUE, the 7th child of SOLOMON and MARY (LAKE) AGUE, was born Dec. 14, 1860, near Sewickley, Pa.He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
MR. AGUE married on Aug. 20, 1885, to DOROTHY HOUSEHOLDER, a daughter of FREDERICK HOUSEHOLDER,a settler in Allegheny Co., Pa., where his daughter was born.To MR. and MRS. AGUE have been born 3 children: first, MARY LOUISE, who died in infancy; second, FREDERICK AGUE, born June 14, 1888; third, RAYMOND, born June 26, 1890.
HIRAM LAKE, his first cousin on both the paternal and maternal sides of the house.MR. LAKE is equally with MR. AGUE descended from JOHN and MARGARET (SHANKS) AGUE, and from THOMAS LAKE, his father having marriage an aunt of MR. AGUE, JANE AGUE, and his aunt, MARY LAKE, being MR. AGUE’S mother.MR. LAKE’S father, CHARLES LAKE, was the eldest child of THOMAS LAKE and came to Sewickley with his father when the older man migrated there.He was a butcher by trade and, in partnership with his brother, JOHN LAKE, operated the first meat market in Sewickley.Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.To him and JANE (AGUE) LAKE, his wife, were born 9 children: THOMAS, died in infancy; SARAH A.; JOHN B.; MARGARET J.; CHARLES, deceased; JAMES A., deceased; HIRAM; WILLIAM, died in infancy; and EDWARD, also died in infancy.
HIRAM LAKE was born Dec. 1, 1853, in Sewickley, Allegheny Co., Pa.MR. LAKE is a member of the Republican party.He and his wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
MR. LAKE was married, Nov. 15, 1888, to EMMA YOUNG, a native of New Castle, Pa., and a daughter of HENRY and MARGARET YOUNG.MRS. YOUNG is no longer living, but MR. YOUNG is still a resident of New Castle at the age of 83 years.To MR. and MRS. LAKE was born, Dec. 12, 1889, a son, RALPH, who has been educated in the public and High School of his native place and in the Winina, Iowa, schools.He is now a resident of Sewickley, Pa.