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Enola Mae Caffee Wade
June 30, 1877–November 15, 1938
Funeral services were held for Mrs. E. A. Wade at the Clarence N. Cooper mortuary in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, November 15, the Rev. Davies, retired pastor of Nebraska, officiating, assisted by Rev. Moody, pastor of a community M.E. church in Oakland.
Two vocal numbers were given by sisters from a small religious community near where Mr. and Mrs. Wade resided. These sisters were very near and dear to Mrs. Wade.
A short service followed, in the Chapel of the Chimes crematorium, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland and inurnment was made in a niche in the Columbarium. The service was in keeping with a wish of the deceased, expressed many years before her heath.


Enola Mae Caffee was born June 30, 1877, in Jones county, Iowa. At the age of three months, she went with her parents by covered wagon to Dixon county, Nebr., where they settled on a farm near Ponca. On completing high school there, she moved with her parents in 1892 to Wayne, Nebr., where she attended State normal school, after which she taught for four years.
November 30, 1898, she was married to Edgar A. Wade of Wakefield, Nebr., at her home in Wayne. To this union, four children were born: Victor C., of Wessington Springs [SD]; Howard D., who died at the age of three years, at Allen, Nebr.; Wilbur F., of Oakland [CA]; and Dale H., of Laramie, Wyo. She and her husband have resided in the Wessington Springs community for the past 25 years prior to moving to Oakland September 10, 1937.
On the evening of November 10, she was struck by a hit-and-run driver, as she was crossing the street in Oakland. She was taken by ambulance to the County Emergency hospital, but she did not regain consciousness and died one hour later.
The fact that she has gone on to meet our Heavenly Father, is not our sorrow, but the cause of her departure grieves us greatly. At the time of her death, she was 61 years, four months and 11 days of age.

Card of Thanks

For the many words, acts, cards and other expressions of help and sympathy which we have received, we wish to hereby express our gratitude. We thank you all, for it has all helped us to bear up under the great sorrow it has been to lose our dear wife and mother, so tragic and suddenly. E. A. Wade, Victor C. Wade and family, Wilbur F. Wade and family.

Submitted by: Barbara Caffee Lasky
Source: Wessington Springs Independent, Wessington Springs, Jerauld Co., SD , 1 Dec 1938, Page 1, column 4


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