WWI Service - Boyd Wade of Toledo, Ohio, service number 43415, joined Regular Army, Columbus Barracks, Ohio, 8 Feb 1917; born Picua, Ohio, age 19y 4m. Served in Co F, 16 Infanty to 17 Dec 1917; Co H. 16 Infantry to discharge. Rank of Private. Battles: Montdidier-Noyon, St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Wounded in action slightly 9 June 1918. Served in American Expeditionary Force 14 June 1917 to discharge. Honorable discharge 30 Sept 1919. Cited in General Order #1, 1st Division dated 1 Jan 1920.
Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935 Boyd W. Wade, 22y, married, b. Piqua, Ohio, resident of 1524 Norwood Ave, Toledo, Ohio, a painter; arrived at Walkerville, Ontario for work on 21 Sep 1919 with $97.00.
1940 CA CENSUS - Boyd Wade (39y, b Ohio, married, no occupation given, living in Piqua, Ohio in 1935) enumerated as a resident of Victoria Hotel, 128 E First St, Los Angeles
DISCREPANCY - There is some question as to Boyd's parentage. Harley and Laura Wade appear in 1920 census of Toldeo, Lucas Co, Ohio [ED 92, sheet 21A] living at 1524 Norwood Ave. They were not found in the 1910 census, but in the 1900 census Harley was living in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, Ohio, with a wife Edith [ED 161, sheet 13A] and Laura Weldy was living with her parents William and Callie Weldy in Piqua, Miami Co, Ohio, born March 1882, Ohio, single, no children [ED 94, sheet 12A]. Boyd is not with either family. In the 1910 census, Boyd Weldy (11y, b Ohio) appears as a grandson of William and Callie Weldy in Piqua, Miami Co, Ohio [ED 131, sheet 1B]. This suggests that Boyd was actually a Weldy and took the Wade name after going to live with his aunt Laura Weldy Wade and her husband Harley.