||GEORGE N. WADE
George N. Wade, farmer, section 12, was a son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Sovereign) Wade, the former a native of Massachusetts and the latter of New Jersey. He was born in Canada, October 15, 1821. He left the Dominion when 20 years of age and came to Allegan Co., Mich., and in two years returned to his native land, where he made his home eight years, and again came to Allegan County. In 1874, he came to Newaygo County and lived in Fremont four years, engaged in the manufacture of brick. He then purchased 20 acres of land in Sheridan Township, section 12, where he built a good brick house and had all his land under tillage.
Mr. Wade was married in Otsego, Allegan County, May 25, 1841, to Mary Updike, who was born in N. Y., June 2, 1824, and died Nov., 1883. They had nine children: Lena E., Jane L., Warren D., Frank W., Clarence W., George D., Willard B., Wilbert C., and Fred. Mr. Wade had held office of Supervisor of Sheridan Township two years, and various other town offices. He was member of the I. O. O. F., and Mr. and Mrs. Wade were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he wass a Republican.
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