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George Wilson Page Bio
Born in the Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, California, the eldest child of George Ava & Judith (Fisher) Page. Baptized, as an adult, on 5 May 1991 St. Peter & St. Paul Parish (Anglican) Church, in the parish of Shorne, county Kent, England, by Rev. Brian C. H. Fortnum with George Dockrell and Mr. & Mrs. Antony Croucher of Shorne as sponsors. This is the church of his forefathers with its same 14th century font.
Lived on Castle Hill Road in Walnut Creek, CA, until about the 3rd grade (1940), then moved closer to Alamo until the 7th grade (1944).
1940 United States Federal Census about George (Ava) Page
Name: George Page
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Contra Costa, California
Street: Walnut Creek Heights
House Number: 577
Inferred Residence in 1935: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California
Residence in 1935: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California Sheet Number: 25A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 577
Occupation: Ceramic Engineer, Jackson Firebrick Co.
George Page 31
Judith Page 34
George Page 7
Phillip Page 4
Barbara Page 1
Lived during the 8th grade (1944) in Sutter Creek, CA; before moving to Mexico. MO, for about a year. There he attended Hardin Junior High School. His father was working for Art Bond of the AP Green Firebrick Co., the father of Sen. Kit Bond, (R-MO) who together with his brother Art Bond were George’s close personal friends. When his father was sent to Argentina in South America, his mother moved the family to Oregon City, Oregon, were he finished the 9th grade (1946).
In 1947 the family sailed for 30 days by a Grace Line freighter (Santa Maria) to Valpariso, Chile, and from there took the train across the Andes to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lived for three years.
Grad. American High School, Buenos Aires, Argentina-October 1950.
Attended Bullis Preparatory School in Silver Spring, MD (Oct. 1950-July 1951).
Had congressional appointments to both the U.S. Naval Academy (Sen. Wayne Morse -WA) and West Point (Rep. Clarence Cannon (D-MO) and took both entrance exams, but chose West Point.
Grad. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY-3 June 1955 with a B.S. in Engineering (104 out of class of 470).
Commissioned 2nd Lt. in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-3 June 1955 (Regular Army) and chose Army Aviation as an option.
He and Patricia Lee Cray were married in a military wedding at the Second Presbyterian Church in here home town of Atchison, KS on 11 June 1955. His ushers were classmates: 2nd Lts. John F. Sloan, Jack Greggs, Vane Quentin “Quent” Bates, and James, Walter “Walt” Staudaher.
He attended USAF Primary Flight school at Gary AFB in San Marcos, TX, before graduated with Class 56-2 at Ft. Rucker, AL.
He later attended helicopter (H-13 & H-19) flight school at Ft. Rucker while on TDY from Ft. Lewis, WA..
Grad. Univ. Calif. Berkeley (M.S. Civil (Coastal) Engineering)-1961.
Grad. U.S. Army Engineer's Advanced Course and Nuclear Weapons Employment Officer Course- 1962.
Attended a summer course in Estuary and Coastline Hydrodynamics at MIT.
Grad. Command General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS-1965.
Grad. Military Advisor & Training (MATA) Course and Psychological Operations Officer Course at Ft. Bragg, NC - 1965.
Grad. British Army Staff College, Camberley, England-1967.
Grad. U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA.-1975.
He and Patty had four sons (George Wilson Page, Jr. (1956), Stephen Mitchell Page (1957), Michael Scott Page (1959), and William Kendall Page (1963). Each of their sons are married and have each have three chidren.
Retired from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Regular Army Colonel (O-6) on 1 July 1977 with two years in grade. Tours of duty included: Flight training at Gary Air Force Base, San Marcos, TX, and Ft. Rucker, AL; Ft. Lewis, WA, with the 116th Engineer Group; Libya North Africa (Mapping in the Libyan desert) including Commanding Officer of the 542nd Engineer Company (Topo) (1958/9); Resigned from Army Aviation in 1962.
Los Angeles Engineer District (Project Engineer for the design and construction of the offshore breakwater at Marina del Rey, Venice, CA-1964; Project Engineer for construction of Flood Control structures in Beverly Hills; Project Engineer for real estate in Arizona and California for Desert Strike Training Exercise conducted by U.S. Strike Command; and Project Engineer for construction of Titan II missile silos while on temporary duty in Tucson, Arizona);
Psychological/Civic Action advisor to the Vietnamese IV Corps Commander in South Vietnam; Engineer Officer-in-charge of dredging of harbors and base facilities in Vietnam-1966/7. and Coordinator of Construction-II Corps (South); Engineer Staff Officer in the Engineer Division of Central Army Group (NATO), Germany (1967-8); Battalion Commander 10th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany-1969-70; Director, Department of Combat Engineering/Department of Applied Engineering, U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA.-1970-72;
Staff Officer with the Policy Division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs-1972-74; and, Deputy Division Engineer. Mideast Div., Corps of Engineers in Livorno, Italy and later at Mt. Weather, Berryville, VA, involved with design and construction of a multi-bullion dollar program funded by and for the government of Saudi Arabia-1975-7. Military Decorations include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal; and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Genealogy was a full time avocation after retirement. Authored and Published (1992): "The Descendants of Robart Page of the King's House - The Probable English Origins, Ancestors, and Relatives of George Page of Branford Connecticut and Thomas Page of Saco in the Province of Maine" and "Ancestors and Descendants of Peter Reinoehl - (1831-1913)" in 1998, Descendants of George Page, Gent. and Sarah Linsley of Branford, Connecticut
Also managed the Y-DNA Projects for FTDNA.COM for the Page, Jackman, Nixon, Cray/Crays, and McCray Surnames Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the NRA.
25 year member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, Inc..
Lived with his wife, Patricia Cray Page, on the bank of the Potomac River across the river from Mt. Vernon and Fort Belvoir at 1100 Cataway Place, Bryans Road, MD 20616, but moved to an island on Lake Murray near Lexington, SC, in 2013-14.
His wife, Patty C. Page, and he have owned Shetland Sheepdogs Shelties since 1963. They have been active in breeding and showing Shelties since 1972 with the kennel name of Cataway Shelties. They have been members of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA)since 1983. Together they have bred over 80 Sheltie AKC Champions including two Best-in-Show winners; a Century Club award winner, and a dual champion --- CH. O.T.C.H. Cataway's We Be JAMMIN', U.D.X., (?Scat”). His father, Am./Can. CH. Cataway's Swiss Aire, U.D., H.S., N.A., V.C.X. (“Bari”), is one of the few Shelties to win the Versatility Certificate Excellent award. “Scat” and “Bari” were only a few Shelties to have won the ASSA’s Achievement Pin award for Versatility+ and O.T.C.H.+300! George has severed for several years as the Corresponding Secretary and Director-At-Large of ASSA and been active in their local ASSA Member Club, (Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club) where he served as president and treasurer for a number of years.
His Page family haplogroup is E1b1b1a1b based upon SNP Test: M35+ M78+ M96+ P2+ M107- M123- M136- M148- M165- M2- M281- M34- M81. In human genetics, E1b1b1a (or E-V68), is the name of a major Y chromosome haplogroup found in North Africa , the Horn of Africa, Western Asia and Europe. It is dominated by its longer-known sub-clade E1b1b1a1 (E-M78), formerly known as E3b1a and (until the discovery of V68) E1b1b1a.
This is Haplogroup is believed to have evolved in the Middle East. It expanded into the Mediterranean during the Pleistocene Neolithic expansion. It is currently distributed around the Mediterranean, southern Europe, and in north and east Africa. E3b1:This lineage is found in eastern and northern Africa, the Near East, and Europe, and is estimated to have originated about 23,000 years ago.
His Haplogroup E3b1a2 as a Possible Indicator of Settlement in Roman Britain by Soldiers of Balkan Origin
Steven C. Bird Abstract
The invasion of Britain by the Roman military in CE 43, and the subsequent occupation of Britain for nearly four centuries, brought thousands of soldiers from the Balkan peninsula to Britain as part of auxiliary units and as regular legionnaires. The presence of Haplogroup E3b1a-M78 among the male populations of present-day Wales, England and Scotland, and its nearly complete absence among the modern male population of Ireland, provide a potential genetic indicator of settlement during the 1st through 4th Centuries CE by Roman soldiers from the Balkan peninsula and their male Romano-British descendants. Haplotype data from several major genetic surveys of Britain and Ireland are examined, analyzed and correlated with historical, epigraphic and archaeological information, with the goal of identifying any significant phylogeographic associations between E3b1a-M78 and those known Romano-British settlements and military posts that were associated specifically with Roman soldiers of Balkan origin. Studies by Cruciani et al. (2007), Perečić et al. (2005), and Marjanovic et al. (2005), examining the distribution of E3b1a-M78 and E3b1a2-V13 in the Balkans, are analyzed further to provide evidence of phylogeographic associations between the E3b1a2 haplotypes identified within the Balkans by these studies and those regions of the Balkans occupied first by the Roman army in antiquity. E3b1a2 is found to be at its highest frequency worldwide in the geographic region corresponding closely to the ancient Roman province of Moesia Superior, a region that today encompasses Kosovo, southern Serbia, northern Macedonia and extreme northwestern Bulgaria. The Balkan studies also provide evidence to support the use of E3b1a- M78 (in the present study) as a close proxy for the presence of E3b1a2-V13 (representing 85% of the parent E3b1a-M78 clade) in both the Balkans and in Britain.
Address for correspondence: email@example.com
Received: July 1, 2007; accepted: Sept. 15, 2007.
His mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are at positions: 16048, 16093, 16224, 16291, 16311.
The 5,000 year old Ice man's mtDNA matches the sequences of individuals living in the Oetzi Valley and Alpine regions (Handt 1994:1775). The Katrine mtDNA mutations for the Ice Man, differing from the Cambridge Reference Sequence (CRS), are 16224[C] and 16311[C].
His mtDNA haplogroup K (Katrine from OA) originated in what is now Venice, Italy around 17,000 years ago and migrated into the Alps after the end of the Ice Age 12,500 years ago. From there it spread all over the Germanic areas and into Norway, Sweden, etc. It's also found in the Alps today and in N. Italy still.