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Judge Owen Wade

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Judge Owen Wade

Birth
Morgan County, Ohio, USA
Death
18 May 1902 (aged 70–71)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block 19, Lot 6
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Hon. Owen Wade

Age 70 years, 6 months, 20 days.

Owen Wade was born in 1831 in Morgan County, Ohio. In 1852, he crossed the plains to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, arriving there in October. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1862. In 1865, he was appointed Registrar of United States Land Office in Oregon City, Oregon, by President Lincoln.

He married Charlotte Johnson in Clackamas County, Oregon, in 1866. She was the daughter of Oregon pioneers Hezekiah E. and Eliza (Harris) Johnson. They had three children: Harvey, Junia and Charlotte May.

In 1872, he was chairman of the Republican Central Committee for Clackamas County, Oregon.

His wife died shortly after the birth of his last daughter in 1873.

He retained the position of registrar until his resignation in January 1878. In 1879, he went to California and settled in Saint Helena, Napa County. There, in 1883, he became a cashier at the Bank of St. Helena. In 1892, he was elected to the State Assembly. He was re-elected in 1894 and again in 1898.

He died in San Francisco on May 18, 1902. He was survived by his widow, the former Mrs. Margaret (Leisen) Ely, and his two daughters.
Hon. Owen Wade

Age 70 years, 6 months, 20 days.

Owen Wade was born in 1831 in Morgan County, Ohio. In 1852, he crossed the plains to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, arriving there in October. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1862. In 1865, he was appointed Registrar of United States Land Office in Oregon City, Oregon, by President Lincoln.

He married Charlotte Johnson in Clackamas County, Oregon, in 1866. She was the daughter of Oregon pioneers Hezekiah E. and Eliza (Harris) Johnson. They had three children: Harvey, Junia and Charlotte May.

In 1872, he was chairman of the Republican Central Committee for Clackamas County, Oregon.

His wife died shortly after the birth of his last daughter in 1873.

He retained the position of registrar until his resignation in January 1878. In 1879, he went to California and settled in Saint Helena, Napa County. There, in 1883, he became a cashier at the Bank of St. Helena. In 1892, he was elected to the State Assembly. He was re-elected in 1894 and again in 1898.

He died in San Francisco on May 18, 1902. He was survived by his widow, the former Mrs. Margaret (Leisen) Ely, and his two daughters.


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  • Maintained by: Connie
  • Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
  • Added: Feb 19, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48336404/owen-wade: accessed ), memorial page for Judge Owen Wade (1831–18 May 1902), Find a Grave Memorial ID 48336404, citing Saint Helena Cemetery, Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA; Maintained by Connie (contributor 47390019).