Biography of Earl H. Wade
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Earl Hampton Wade, secretary treasurer of the B. F. Wade Sons Company, printers and binders of Toledo, is a native son of the city, his birth having occurred on the 7th of April, 1878, his parents being Benjamin F. and Margaret Jane (Tate) Wade. The father was long a conspicuous figure in the business circles of this city and was the founder of the B. F. Wade Company, owning and controlling a printing and bookbinding establishment which was developed into one of the chief enterprises of this character in the city. The little shop was constantly enlarged, its equipment augmented and the business grew and developed year by year until it took its place with the important productive industries of Toledo.

Earl H. Wade obtained his early education in the public schools of Toledo and afterward attended the Notre Dame University at South Bend, Indiana, from which he was graduated with the class of 1897. With his return home he became associated with his father in the business of the B. F. Wade Company and after receiving thorough training in this line was elected secretary and treasurer, in which official connection he continues. He has acquainted himself thoroughly with the business and his efficiency in solving intricate and involved business problems has constantly increased. It is true that he entered upon a business already established, but in considerable measure he has contributed to its growth and development in recent years and has become an acknowledged power in printing and binding circles in Toledo.

On the 8th of February, 1902, Mr. Wade was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Betts of this city and their social position is an enviable one, their circle of friends being almost coextensive with their circle of acquaintances. Fraternally Mr. Wade is a Knights Templar Mason and member of the Mystic Shrine and loyally follows the teachings and purposes of the craft, which are based upon a recognition of the brotherhood of mankind and the obligations thereby imposed. In club circles he is well known, having membership in the Rotary, the Inverness and the Sylvania dubs.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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