Saturday, April 30, 2011

OBITUARY: Will Wade (1931)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 26, 1931 – page 1, column 2

Older citizens of Clayton will recall Will L. Wade, a teacher there about 1872. He died at South Pasadena, Cal., Feb. 19, in his ninetieth year. He was a veteran physician and at one time a practicing physician in California. He was born at Stilesville Sept. 17, 1841, and his grandfather who had emigrated from Virginia was the first clerk of Hendricks county. Mr. Wade received his education at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and with the opening of the civil war, he enlisted in the Eleventh Iowa regiment, serving to the end of the war. In 1866 he and Mary Leith were married at Mason, Ill. He graduated from medical college in Indianapolis in 1873. After living for a time in Oregon, they moved to California thence to Los Angeles where he became identified with the College of Medicine in the University of Southern California. After ten years he resigned and gave his attention to private practice. Mrs. Wade died in 1909 and in 1926 he and Mrs. Ida Blethen were married. He was a member of the G.A.R. and the Oneota Congregational church. California papers refer to him in the highest terms, professionally and as a citizen.

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