Elijah Gage Sr. was born to Samuel and Lena Walton Gage on June 1, 1924 or as he would say 1 June, 24, in Webster Parish.

Elijah’s parents died when he was at an early age. He was then raised by his grandmother until she passed away. He was ultimately raised by his uncle, Floyd Walton, Sr.(Creasie), who adopted him and raised him as one of his own children. There were 17 of them in total. 14 of his siblings preceded him in death. His remaining two siblings are Elaine (S.J.) Coulter

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