Biography of The Wade Brothers

Wade Bros.-John H. and James J. Wade, sons of Harris Wade, were born in Batavia, and educated in the Union School. In October, 1892, they established their present business of lumber and Lehigh Valley coal, making a specialty of pine and hemlock lumber, sash, doors, blinds and moldings of all descriptions; also handle asphalt cement roofing, and are agents for fire insurance. John H. Wade married, in 1894, Elizabeth, .daughter of John Russell (deceased); they have two daughters and one son: Marion, Genevieve and Harris. The firm of Wade Bros. is one of the progressive firms of Genesee county, taking an intelligent interest in all public affairs. In October, 1898, they, in partnership with C. M. Hall, purchased lot No. 35 of the village of Batavia, formerly known as the ball grounds. They afterwards cut it up into twenty-five building lots and are erecting dwellings on same. It is recorded in the county clerk's office, and known as Niagara Square. Harris Wade (deceased), was born in the town of Stafford in 1836, a son of Ezekiel Wade, a native of Connecticut. He married Hannah, daughter of John Doyle (deceased); they had five sons and three daughters: Henry, John Henry and Thomas, all deceased, Mary. Mrs. Julia C. Kauffman, John H., James J. and Anna L. Mr. Wade was a farmer and was recognized as a man of sterling integrity. He died July 8, 1874, and his death was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him; of him it can well be said "an honest man is the noblest work of God." Mary Wade died May 20, 1899.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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