Harold Eugene Wade

24 February 1923–December 1971 (Age 48)
Van Meter Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harold Eugene

When Harold Eugene Wade was born on 24 February 1923, in Van Meter Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Alva Wade, was 29 and his mother, Cora Genevieve Bunyard, was 27. He lived in Washington Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in December 1971, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Alva Wade
Cora Genevieve Bunyard
Lelah May Wade
Infant Wade
Donald Wade
Harold Eugene Wade
Leroy Wade

Parents and Siblings

    Alva Wade


    Cora Genevieve Bunyard




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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 14

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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Story Highlight

WWII Iowa wounded

WADE, Harold Eugene, Seaman 2c, USNR. Father, Mr. Alva Wade, 508 West 7th St., North Newton.

Sources (3)

  • Harold E Wade, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold Eugene Wade, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Harold Wade, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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