Biography of H. McCelland Wade


Wade, H. McClelland, Buffalo, was born at Arcade, N. Y., June 4, 1864, and is a descendant of the Wade family that settled at or near Newark, N. J., in the early part of the past century. He is also a lineal descendant of Ex-President Martin Van Buren, his mother being of Holland Dutch descent. He was educated in the public schools, graduating from the Arcade Academy in 1882. March 1, 1886, he entered the Railway Mail Service on the Erie Railroad between New York and Buffalo, serving in that capacity until April 1, 1891, when he removed to Buffalo to accept the position of assistant chief clerk and was promoted to chief clerk of the Railway Mail Service in September, 1895, which position he now occupies. He was married in September, 1891, to Mairi Purdie, of Mumford, N. Y.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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