Pleasant Wade

August 1854–20 February 1921 (Age 66)
United States

The Life Summary of Pleasant

When Pleasant Wade was born in August 1854, in United States, his father, William Wade, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hipes, was 34. He had at least 1 son with C Cheslears. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Greenup, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 20 February 1921, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Pleasant Wade
Charlotte Brashears
Hiram E Wade
Edward Clevland Wade
Jennie Wade
Frede Wade
Millard Wade

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1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 2
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
Age 9
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 18
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

(1997: 31204;2007: 69863; 2010: 97040)English: from the Middle English personal name Wade (Old English Wada or, via Norman French, from ancient Germanic Wado, of unclear origin but possibly related to Old English wadan ‘to go’).English: topographic name from Middle English wade ‘ford’ (Old English (ge)wæd ‘ford, especially a tidal crossing’) for someone who lived by a ford, or a habitational name from a place so called, such as Wade Hall in North Cove (Suffolk).

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

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Sources (7)

  • Pleasant Wade, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Pleasant Wade in household of Elizabeth Wade, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pleasant Wade in entry for Hiram E Wade and Mary E Fletcher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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