JOSEPH E. SAGE
The following clipping,
dated April 25, 1925,
is from the Cassville Democrat Newspaper located in Cassville, MO.
MEXICANS KILL A BROTHER OF
MRS. ADCOCK, WHEATON - WAS A GOOD OFFICER.
Joseph Sage, a brother of Mrs. Susie Adcock of
Wheaton, was shot down while on his beat in Butte, Montana, by some Mexican bandits and
died a short time after from the effects of the wounds. Mr. Sage had been on the police
force in that city for several years and made an excellent official. At the time of the
fatal atttack of the Mexicans he was off his guard as he had passed the bandits,
when they attacked and shot him before he had time to open fire on them. He was rushed to
a hosptial, where he later died. Mr Sage was born November 23, 1859 and died April 8, 1925
at the Deaconess Hospital in Butte, Montana. He leaves one sister and four brothers to
mourn his passing. His sister, Mrs. Adcock, has been sick for the past ten weeks with the
flu and was unable to attend his funeral. Some of his brothers were also unable to attend
the funeral on account of the fact that they are bedfast, one suffering with pneumonia and
another with rheumatism. Mr. Sage was an excellent officer and stood high in the
estimation of the officials of that city. He had always discharged his every duty in and
honorable and upright manner and had many friends in the city."
Cindie (Adcock) Bebout
December 12, 2000