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The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA), May 20, 1902, p 4
OWEN WADE SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Was Thrice an Assemblyman From the Eighteenth District and a Prominent State Politician.
Owen Wade, who was a prominent citizen of Napa County and a notable figure in State politics, passed away Sunday night at 9 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks at a sanitarium in this city. For three terms the deceased represented the Eighteenth Assembly District in the lower house, and as an Assemblyman he was best known to the public.
Owen Wade was born in Morgan County, Ohio, in 1831. Until he was 20 years of age he lived with his father on a farm, and for a few years just previous to his leaving home to come West he taught school. He crossed the plains with an ox team in 1852 and settled in Oregon. With the exception of one year, 1859, which he spent in this State, he continued to reside in Oregon until 1879. While in that State he engaged in mining, farming, and school teaching. In 1864 Wade was elected a member of the Oregon Legislature, and in April 1865, he was appointed by President Lincoln Register of the United States Land Office at Oregon City. He was re-appointed three times, once by President Johnson and twice by President Grant. He held the office continuously for thirteen years.
After he resigned his office he came to this State and settled in Napa County. While in the Assembly he stood for an economical administration of the State's affairs. He was an indefatigable worker and exercised a wide influence.
He leaves a wife, Margaret Wade, and two daughters, Mrs. Junia Lando and Miss Charlotte May Wade.
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