Friday, June 12, 2009

Emma L. Wade

Emma L. Wade died on June 12, 1850. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Emma was the daughter of Alonzo and Cornelia Wade. She was aged one year and three months at the time of her death.

The Wade family appears in the 1850 Erie County Census in Portland Township (an early name for the area now called Sandusky.) Alonzo Wade listed his occupation as a sailor, age 45. Cornelia was age 32. The children were:

Sarah A., age 9
A.V., age 4
Emma L., age 1

It seems as the family may have moved away from Erie County, as they do not appear in later Erie County Census Records.

Though it is difficult to read, the inscription at the base of the tombstone for Emma L. Wade may be a portion of the Biblical passage from Luke 18:16:

"Suffer the little children to come unto me"

No comments: