JOSIAH SAGE was born in New Jersey, in May of 1862, according to the 1900 Census. 

The 1880 Census shows Josiah Sage as single and working as an oil cloth painter. He married around 1882. His wife Rose bore a daughter, Kate, the following year. After working as a laborer, he was appointed to the Camden police department in March of 1890 and served until 1899, when he and other Camden policemen were let go for political reasons. In November of 1899 he was appointed to the Camden Fire Department, and served through at least 1928.

The 1900 Census shows the Sage family at 821 Chestnut Street. There were four children at the time, Daughter Kate and sons William, Jesse, and Howard. Another son, Russell Sage, was born in 1901.

Josiah Sage lived at 917 South 8th Street in 1906

The 1910 and 1920 Census shows that Josiah Sage lived at 954 South 9th Street in Camden's Seventh Ward. Wife Rose was alive in 1910, but had passed by January of 1920. Also living at the address were his his sons William, Jesse, Howard, and Russell Sage. By 1920 William had married and had children of his own.

The 1930 Census shows Josiah Sage, then a widower, living at 1312 Rose Street as a boarder. The landlady was a 45 year-old divorcee, Anna Murphy. The census states his occupation as fireman for a utility.

Josiah Sage's son, Russell Sage, worked as a taxi driver in the 1920s and 1930s. He was arrested and questioned in connection with the murder of Joseph Cimino by Polack Joe Deven and in connection with the gangland slaying of Joseph "Mose" Flannery. Russell's brother-in-law, Rollie Waterhouse, was convicted and served time in state prison for armed robbery.

Josiah Sage's brother-in-law, Charles H. Peters, also served with the Camden Fire Department and as a Camden police officer.

Philadelphia Inquirer

March 29, 1890

Charles G. Garrison
Market Street
Jesse Pratt
Josiah Sage
William Brooks
James Clayborn

Philadelphia Inquirer

September 11, 1891

Hugh Morgan
Ladies Baseball Club
Camden Club
James Cassady
Thomas Jones
Frank O'Neill
Carrie Jones
Ben Thomas
Harry Fish
Caesar Sieber

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 10, 1891

Benjamin Thomas - Josiah Sage

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 6,1897
Elbridge B. McClong - Alfred L. Sayers - George W. Anderson - William H. Butts - Josiah Sage
Edward S. Hyde - Henry C. Peters - Henry Peters - Howard Ever - Thomas Glenn - James Carter
Henry Cooper - John McDonald - Frank Whitaker 
South 7th Street - Walnut Street - Joint Alley - Pine Street 

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 1898

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Samuel Dodd - Alexander Osborne - Thomas Cunningham - John Lightenberg
Fred W. Triplett - Camillus Appley - John Sailor - Harry Miller - Josiah Sage
Charles Evans - Nelson Hibbs - Thomas Buchanan - Thomas Pooley
Thaddeus P. Varney - Isaac Lovett - George Pfeiffer Jr. - Charles H. Peters

Philadelphia Inquirer

July 26, 1898

E.G.C. Bleakly
William Walsh
Joseph C. Lee
Charles H. Geisler
Malachi D. Cornish
Walter W. Kaighn
Samuel Bennett
Charles Crispin
WIlliam H. Capewell
Thomas Kirkley
Levi C. VanHart
E.L. Cobb
Edgar Forrest
Armor Shannon
Frederick B. Taylor
Josiah Sage
Frank E. Nelings
Glibet B. Lewis
D.C. Vannote
John I. Smith
Joseph Murray

The Patriot
Reading, Pennsylvania

October 5, 1899

Henry S. Scovel
John Lighthouse
Abram Jackson
Josiah Sage
John SInclair
William Selby
Thomas Buchanan
Albert F. Meyers
Calch Brown

Thomas Moore, Fred Triplett, Allen Hubbs, Albert Geaser, Robert Miller, WIlliam Harris,
Harry Hope, Isaac Brown

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Philadelphia Inquirer

November 24, 1899

Cooper B. Hatch - George W. Whyte
William Penn Hook & Ladder Company No. 1
First Baptist Church - Edgar Bolton
John W. Vanhart - W. Scott Franklin
Benjamin Kellum - Charles Robinson
George B. Wade - Albert Jones
George Cox - Edward Weston
Samuel Peoples - Harry B. Middleton
Harry Burroughs - Robert W. Colkett
William G. Hillman - James E. Navin
Charles Todd - Daniel Smith
Peter B. Carter - Alfred Hayden
Henry Elliott - Josiah Sage
Samuel Price - William Rose
Charles Sturgis - Daniel Grimes
Harry Wagner - Augustus Kester
William Simpson

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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1904
William Hill - Josiah Sage - Harry Haines Sr. - Samuel S. Elfreth - Harry Bassert - John M. Carroll
Fries-Breslin Rug Manufacturing Company -
Ferry Avenue - Atlantic Avenue - Webster Street - Broadway - Emerald Street
Engine Company 1 - Ladder Company 1 - Chemical Engine Company 2
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Philadelphia Inquirer - March 19, 1906

George Shields - William Hillman - William Jobes
Josiah Sage - Seth Monnell - George Quinn
Martin Carrigan - J.W. Simpson - James Elberson
William Elberson - Charles Worthington
Harry Dease - Isaac Toy -
Harry A. Haines Sr.
Joseph Ernst - Joseph Gail - Samuel S. Elfreth
William SchreglerCharles H. Ellis 

West Street - Mickle Street - Beckett Street
Kaighn Avenue - Line Street - South 8th Street
Mt. Vernon Street - Clinton Street - Cedar Street
North 4th Street - Taylor AvenuePenn Street
Haddon Avenue - Bridge Avenue

Engine Company 1 -  Engine Company 2
Engine Company 4 - Chemical Engine Company

6th Regiment, New Jersey National Guard
Farmers & Merchants Market
Camden Opera House

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Frank G. Hitchener - William Morgenweck - Sperry & Hutchinson - Camden Bowling Alleys
M.W. Taylor Theatrical Agency - John Sherwood - Louis Certain - Richard Carpenter - Daniel Mehlin
Mrs. Ida Paul - Mrs. Farley - John Campbell - Harry Chase - John WIdden - H.W. Wilson
Gardner Corson - Mrs. Borquin - C.M. Alcott

Gardner Corson was appointed to the Fire Department in November of 1907.

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 20, 1910