David Gage Totten

Brief Life History of David Gage

When David Gage Totten was born on 22 January 1892, in Franklinville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Charles T. Gage, was 42 and his mother, Myra Vaughn, was 44. He married Matilda E. Swift on 20 November 1917, in Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Black Creek, New Hudson, Allegany, New York, United States in 1940 and New Hudson, Allegany, New York, United States in 1950. He died on 6 October 1974, in Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bellville, New Hudson, Allegany, New York, United States.

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David Gage Totten
Matilda E. Swift
Marriage: 20 November 1917
John Robert Totten
Donald James Totten Sr
Mary Ann Totten
Elizabeth Betty Jane Totten

Sources (13)

  • David Totten, "United States 1950 Census"
  • David G Totten, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • David Gage Totten, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Name Meaning


variant of Tutin. This name derives either from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Tot(t)ing or Tut(t)ing, pet forms of Old English Tot(t)a or Tut(t)a; or is a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English word toting ‘lookout place’, a derivative of Old English tōtian ‘to peep out, stick out’.

habitational name from Totnes (Devon), derived from the Old English personal name Totta + Old English næss ‘promontory, headland’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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