Chapman Walker Wade
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          Chapman Walker Wade, dealer in flour and feed, lumber, fence posts and piling, was born in Bath County, Ky., February 27, 1830, and is the son of Greenberry B. and Mary (Kelso) Wade, and grandson of James Wade, who served with distinction on the staff of Gen. Anthony Wayne, as a spy and scout, in his battles with the Indians. He was a man of hardy constitution, and afterward settled on a farm in Bath County, Ky., where he died at a good old age. His son, Greenberry B., was a physician of good standing, and came to Missouri in 1839, made a settlement in Franklin County, and practiced medicine there for many years. He was a man of more than ordinary ability, and was an official of that county for many years. He was for several years presiding judge of the county court of Franklin, sheriff of that county for four years, assessor for four years, and held many other honored positions. He died there at the age of seventy-eight. The boyhood days of Chapman W. Wade were spent in Franklin County, where he obtained a fair education. When in his twentieth year, or in 1850, he joined a party and went overland to California, spending four months and ten days making the trip. He spent thirteen years in California engaged in mining and the lumber business, meeting with good success. In 1863 he returned to Franklin County, Mo., and here embarked in merchandising and farming, which he continued for several years. In 1882 he went to Springfield, Mo., spent a year there, and in 1883 he moved to Cabool, where he engaged in the flour and feed business, wholesale and retail, and has added to it the lumber and other business interests. He has built and improved largely upon city property of Cabool, and has given a cordial support to many other interests besides, with which he is individually identified. He has served as president of Cabool City Council two terms, and is a prominent citizen. He was married in Franklin County, Mo., to Miss Fannie Omohundro, a native of Virginia, whom he buried in Franklin County, in full communion with the faith of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, leaving a daughter, Fannie W., who is now the wife of I. W. Rennick, of Franklin County, and farmer and merchant of Japan, Mo. Mr. Wade took for his second wife Miss Helen M. Cook, a lady of estimable attainments, a leader in Sabbath-school work in Cabool, and a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Their domestic circle has been blessed by the birth of a son and daughter, Ben C. and Julia B., both of whom are deceased.

 


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