Benjamin Franklin Wade

7 May 1878–8 December 1953 (Age 75)
Haverhill, Scioto, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Wade was born on 7 May 1878, in Haverhill, Scioto, Ohio, United States, his father, Hosea Moore Wade, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ann Smith, was 42. He married Dollie Evans on 8 July 1923. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Hanging Rock, Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 8 December 1953, at the age of 75, and was buried in Oak View Memorial Park, Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Wade
Dollie Evans
Marriage: 8 July 1923
Benjamin Franklin Wade Jr

Spouse and Children

8 July 1923
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    Benjamin Franklin Wade Jr


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    Eunice Bee Wade


    Ironeous Felton Wade


    Ira Newton Wade




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Wade in household of Hosey Wade, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ben Wade in household of Hosey M Wade, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Franklin Wade, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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