Cullis Wade

24 April 1900–31 October 1969 (Age 69)
Rosewood, Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of Cullis

When Cullis Wade was born on 24 April 1900, in Rosewood, Upshur, Texas, United States, his father, Whitfied Anthony Wade, was 52 and his mother, Area Addie Knight, was 36. He married Virgie Auleta Stephenson on 30 October 1925. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Upshur, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 October 1969, in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Cullis Wade
Virgie Auleta Stephenson
Marriage: 30 October 1925

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30 October 1925

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.)2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk.3 Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cullis Wade, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Infant Wade in household of Whe?Field A Wade, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cullis Wade in household of V F Gaston, "United States Census, 1920"

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