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Dr Ira Owen Wade
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Birth: unknown
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1983
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Princeton-A memorial service for Ira Owen Wade, 86, of 31 Armour Rd., who died Monday in the Merwick Unit at Princeton Medical Center, will be held April 6 at 4 p.m. at Princeton University Chapel. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pa.

Dr. Wade was the founder of Princeton University's Program in European Civilization. An expert on French author, Voltaire, Dr. Wade was one of Princeton's most popular teachers, known for his lively lectures, and constant revamping of yearly courses.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, he received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and began his master's work at Columbia University. A Naval Intelligence Officer during WWI, he continued his studies at Princeton University in 1921, and joined the faculty in 1923. He received his doctorate in 1924. He was chairman of the university's former Department of Modern Languages and Literature, and from 1951 to his retirement in 1965, he operated the university's program in European Civilization.

Dr. Wade received the James Madison Medal in 1981, an award given by Princeton University recognizing an alumnus of the graduate school for distinguishing himself in his profession. He also received the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1956 for his service in furthering the cultural relations between France and the U.S.

Surviving are two nephews, John H. Pond of Littleton, Colo., and Joseph L. Pond of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Trenton Evening Times, Wednesday, 09 Mar 1983, p. 15, col. 4, Trenton, NJ.

Ira O. Wade, 86, in Princeton, New Jersey on March 7, 1983. Husband of the late Mabel. Uncle of John H. Pond and Joseph L. Pond. Memorial service will be Wednesday, April 6th, 4 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ. Burial will be Saturday, March 12th at the Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
New York Times, 09 Mar 1983, NY, NY. 
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  Mabel Hamilton Wade (____ - 1965)
Greendale Cemetery
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. 9; Lot 14.
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Record added: Aug 26, 2010
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