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Larry Purtell
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E-7 Sgt First Class

Posts: 534

Jennie Wade's father?
Posted on: 4/19/2017 9:03:46 AM
From the Gettysburg Compiler, March 30,1846

"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.

Rick Schaus
Capon Springs, WV, USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant

Posts: 553

Re: Jennie Wade's father?
Posted on: 4/19/2017 2:07:32 PM
Thanks, Larry,

Gettysburg was just a normal Pennsylvania town, until….

James Wade:

From The True Story of "Jennie" Wade: A Gettysburg Maid,
By John White Johnston:

”MARY VIRGINIA WADE was born on Baltimore Street. Gettysburg, -May 21, 1843. She was christened as an infant at her home by Reverend Gutilious. Her father was James Wade, a tailor by trade, of English descent, horn in James City, Va., Aug. 9th, 1814, died in 1871 at Gettysburg. The mother of Mary Virginia Wade was Man Ann Filby, of German parentage, born 1820 at York, Pa., died. Gettysburg December 24th, 1892.
The father of Mary Virginia Wade lost his health about 1851."

”The father of Mary Virginia, James Wade, was a Captain in the 80th Pa. Militia, being commissioned by Governor David R. Porter, August 3rd, 1842.”

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VR, Rick Schaus

"When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly large circles around your own desk."
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major

Posts: 3276

Re: Jennie Wade's father?
Posted on: 4/19/2017 9:06:11 PM
Hi Larry,

Sad, no father wants to outlive his daughter!

BTW You can see a slight resemblance between father-daughter!
"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

joe mieczkowski
Fairfield, PA, USA
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E-3 Private First Class

Posts: 52

Re: Jennie Wade's father?
Posted on: 5/27/2017 1:47:41 PM
One day in 1850, Jennie's father had found $500 cash in the street. Instead of placing an ad in the local newspapers so that the owner of the money could claim it, he kept it for himself. He was later arrested in Washington City, Maryland and charged with the crime of embezzlement. He was sent to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia for two years, where due to the conditions of solitary confinement, he developed mental issues and was sent to an asylum. Coincidentally, his wife had petitioned the Adams County Court of Common Pleas to have her husband declared legally insane upon learning of his arrest.
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