Wade, Mary C. – Obituary

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Mary C. Wade, Pioneer Lady Died Yesterday

The onward march of time has claimed another of the Grande Ronde pioneers. Mary C. Wade, one of the best known pioneer ladies of this valley died yesterday afternoon at her home on Fourth street. She was the wife of Phares E. Wade, and their marriage occurred on June 18th, 1865. Her husband died in 1894.

The maiden name of the deceased was Mary Catherine Myers and she was born January 18, 1845, in Scotland county, Mo., at the town of Memphis. She crossed the plains in 1864 and settled in the Grande Ronde valley west of Summerville, as that part of the valley claimed the early settlers of those days. The trip across the plains was fraught with the dangers which make the blood tingle and Indian troubles were many and severe.

To the union with Phares. E. Wade five children were born: William T. Wade of Elgin, Lucy A. Wade of La Grande, Emma Conover of Payette, Idaho, Mrs. Carrie Hibbard of La Grande and Walter E. Wade, deceased. One sister, Mrs. Jeanette Tuttle of Imbler, and one brother, B. F. Myers of Culde Sac, Idaho, survive her. The deceased became a member of the Christian church forty-seven years ago.

Funeral services will be held at the chapel in the Summerville cemetery on Friday at 11 o’clock. There will probably be a very large attendance of the pioneers at this funeral as Mrs. Wade was well known and highly respected by the entire population of the county.

Paul Knox will render a solo “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” and the quartet of the Baptist church will render several songs at the funeral services.

The La Grande Evening Observer
Thursday, December 7, 1922
Front Page
Contributed by: Tom Childers
Portland, Oregon

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/wade-mary-c-obituary.htm - Last updated on Nov 23rd, 2011

Categories: ,
Locations: , , ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!