Finding aid for the Jeptha Homer Wade Family Papers, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Wade, Jeptha Homer next hit Family
Title: previous hit Jeptha Homer Wade next hit Family Papers, Series II
Dates: 1832-2013
Dates: 1892-2010
Extent: 2.01 linear feet (4 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: The Wade family was a prominent nineteenth and early twentieth century Cleveland, Ohio, family with business interests in the telegraph and railroad industries, mining, manufacturing, and banking. previous hit Jeptha Homer Wade next hit spent his early life as an apprentice to a tanner and as a carpenter. He next turned his interest to the emerging telegraph industry. In 1849, he organized the Cleveland and Cincinnati Telegraph Company. In 1857, Wade moved to Cleveland as the Western Union Telegraph Company's first general agent. His business interests were extensive in Cleveland, including the Cleveland Rolling Mill Company and the Citizens Savings and Loan Association. Randall Palmer Wade worked with his father in the telegraph business, moving with him to Cleveland in 1857. His business interests included the Cuyahoga Mining Company; the Citizens Savings and Loan Association; the Cleveland Banking Company; the American Sheet and Boiler Plate Company, and the Chicago and Atchison Bridge Company. previous hit Jeptha Homer Wade next hit II also worked in the telegraph industry; he later joined the banking community in Cleveland. He was an active philanthropist, serving as a trustee of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Western Reserve University, Adelbert College, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He was an incorporator of the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1913, and later established a purchasing fund for the Museum. of an account book, annual report, applications, architectural plans, bibles, booklets, a cash book, a CD, charts, correspondence, deeds, diaries, drawings, family histories, genealogies, historical accounts, inventories, an invitation, an itinerary, journal articles and clippings, journals, magazine articles and clippings, newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, notebooks, notes, personal accounts, reports, a resolution, research notes, sketches, and a will.
MS Number MS 5228
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English