Anna Elizabeth Gage was born in Woodcock Twp., Crawford Co., PA on Nov. 1, 1845. She was the tenth of thirteen children of Benjamin W. Gage and Betsey E. Allen. She married Lewis B. Vaughn in 1863, and they had seven children, three of whom survived. Her husband was a jeweler. She died in East Lansing, Ingham Co., MI on May 5, 1930. She had moved there to live with her daughter Eva, who had taken a teaching position at the university.