Charles Henry Wade SR. was born dec. 22, 1860 in shakopee, Minnesota. he married maria jane allen March 23,1897. Charles SR died may 5,1938 in monntier, Missouri. They had 11 children with 8 growing to adlt age.
Maria jane allen was born january 4, 1876 in sherburn, Minnesota. She died november 8, 1955 in mountain view, Missouri. Their first three children were born in Minnisota, the next six were all born at montico junction, Wisconsin.( which was a railroad siding). Charles operated his own logging business in wisconsin and it is not understood why they left a successful busness to homestead in Montana.
Charles and maria and their nine children moved to the mildred, Montana area in april, 1912, and stayed with the peder christensons until charles built a small homstead building. There were two boys born to the family. who died real young and were buried on the homestead.
Times were not the best on the homestead an charles went to work on the railroad , he also helped to build quite few of the houses and farm buildings around the country side, in 1918 the famly moved to montier, Missouri. (David could have bought the old homestead for back taxes at that time for $200.00 but chose not to.)
Charles and maria bought a small farm in montier, Missouri and also had a grocery store on the main street of birch tree, Missouri.
charles was advised by many not to extend credit during the depression , but he couldn't turn people down, and ended up loosing the store, times being hard charles went back to work for the railroad. maria joined him and she cooked for the railroaders, mary thei daughter was called to Missouri from Montana to care for the children while her parents were both away working, after charles died , maria took care of them. when art their son went to work in mountain view, she moved also and lived with him until her death in 1955.
Their children was charles henry wade jr., mary susan wade (sellars), arthur chester wade, david edwin wade, wayne william wade, julia mabel wade (mckinney), ivan george quentin wade, esther lillian wade (pope).charles is my grandfather and his son james edwin wade is my father, my mothers surname was cole, also inluded in this tree is or will be wade,allen,cole,knowles, arey, mclaughlin,hershbrger, lange, dao, mckinnie,den, block, mcgahn, and any others to be added as I work on this tree. Please contact me if you see a line you reconize an we will add you.
Also I must give credit to barbara armstrong who made a wade family cookbook (with recipes she gathered from all the wade women (and men)he he he )and gave me most of the information I needed for the wade side.
Also she included this note I have taken to :
ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS MAY BE PRINTED AN A RECIPE CARD, HERMETICALLY SEALED IN A MAYO JAR AND THROWN IN THE NEAREST DUMPSTER! HOWEVER POSITIVE COMMENTS WILL BE REWARDED WITH A SMILE.