Dona Lee Wade

29 August 1882–1 February 1954 (Age 71)
Weaubleau, Hickory, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dona Lee

When Dona Lee Wade was born on 29 August 1882, in Weaubleau, Hickory, Missouri, United States, her father, Henry Edwin Wade, was 28 and her mother, Melvina Ann Mason, was 30. She married John Anderson Sapp on 20 October 1903, in Hickory, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Harper, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Eden Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 1 February 1954, in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

James Burden Snavely
Dona Lee Wade
Marriage: 30 September 1909
Geneva Rosalee Snavely
Retha Mae Snavely
Edith Marie Snavely
Wanda Kathleen Snavely

Spouse and Children

30 September 1909
Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Edwin Wade


    Melvina Ann Mason




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Dona L Wade in household of Henry E Wade, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dona Snavely in household of James Snavely, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dona L Snavely in household of James B Snavely, "United States Census, 1920"

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