Kearney Osmin Wade

5 June 1875–25 April 1945 (Age 69)
Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Kearney Osmin

When Kearney Osmin Wade was born on 5 June 1875, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Chestnut Wade, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hall, was 28. He married Sarah Margaret "Maggie" Evans on 28 May 1898, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Salt Lick Magisterial District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 April 1945, in Braxton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Heaters Cemetery, Heaters, Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Kearney Osmin Wade
Sarah Margaret "Maggie" Evans
Marriage: 28 May 1898
Nina E Wade

Spouse and Children

28 May 1898
Braxton, West Virginia, United States


    Nina E Wade


Parents and Siblings

    John Chestnut Wade


    Mary Elizabeth Hall




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • K O Wade in household of J C Wade, "United States Census, 1880"
  • K O Wade, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kearney Wade, "United States Census, 1900"

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