Thomas Alfred Wade, vice president of the B. F. Wade & Sons Company, printers and binders of Toledo, was
born in Mansfield. Ohio, June 25, 1871. his parents being Benjamin F and Margaret Jane (Tate) Wade. In the attainment
of his education he attended the public schools of his native city and afterward became a student in Notre Dame
University at South Bend, Indiana. He subsequently spent three years as an architect and then devoted four years
to the government service in his professional capacity. On the expiration of that period he joined his father in
conducting business under the name of the B. F. Wade Company, while later the present style of the B. F. Wade &
Sons Company was assumed. Thomas A. Wade became the vice president of this corporation and has since served in
this connection. The name of Wade has long been synonymous with the highest standards of business practice.
In October, 1896, Mr. Wade was married to Miss Catherine Franklin of Washington, D. C., and they are parents of
three children: Benjamin F., Alice Rebecca and Margaret Jane.
Mr. Wade is a member of the Lions Club and he also belongs to the Sylvania Golf Club, and is popular among his
fellow members of these societies. His genial disposition and his social qualities have gained for him many friends.
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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