Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Boyd W. Wade ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Wade, Boyd W.
LAST: Wade FIRST: Boyd MID: W.
BORN: 16 Sept 1898 DIED: 24 Jul 1966 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Piqua, Miami Co, Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

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.



Boyd W. Wade, 68, formerly of Medford, died Sunday at the State Tuberculosis Hospital where he had been the past two years. Death was due to emphysema and tuberculosis, attendants said. Surviving is a daughter Mrs Robert Rintzler, Los Angeles, Calif. Services are pending at Howell-Edwards funeral home.

Oregon Statesman, Tuesday, July 26, 1966, 3:2 




Boyd Wade


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs

OSBH DC (Marion County 1966) #10470

The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, World War 1917-18, Vol 18, page 17971 

Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada (Ancestry.com) 

1940 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles Co, Los Angeles, ED 60-1104, sheet 82B) 

OS 26 July 1966, 3:2 

ROW: V 2 B2