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