Ronald Wade, East Texas History Collection, 1819-2000 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds, 2006; Kyle Ainsworth, 2012

Collection Overview

Title: Ronald Wade, East Texas History Collection, 1819-2000Add to your cart.

ID: A/235

Extent: 9.0 Boxes


Boxes 1-8 (12 linear feet) do not have a defined intellectual hierarchy beyond the physical box/folder division of the collection. Box 9 (0.5 linear feet) is a 2012 addendum and arranged into 3 series:

1. Presidents (9 folders)

2. Politicians and Political Events (3 folders)

3. Miscellaneous (1 folder)

Subjects: Families -- Texas, East, Genealogy, Wade, Ronald E. -- Family

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Family History material from Upshur County, Texas

Collection Historical Note

Ronald Ellis Wade was born in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, the son of Ellis Whitfield Wade and Rosedyne Langford Wade. As a child Ron would sit at the feet of his grandparents and great-grandparents and listen to family lore. His grandfathers, James Clifton Langford and Harvey Surestus Wade, remembered hundreds of stories told to them by their own grandparents about the Civil War and life in the 1800's in the Southern United States.

At the age of 17 Ron wrote his first book, A Pioneer Southern Family Life published by the Texian Press of Waco, Texas recording all of the family lore he had meticulously recorded. He published a second book The Langford Legacy in 1983 also by the Texian Press. As the "family historian" members of the family gave Ron fascinating family correspondence, photographs, records and artifacts which he carefully preserved and are included in this archive.

Ron Wade has been active in politics since age 10--during the 1960 Nixon/Kennedy race. Wade was appointed by President Richard Nixon to his advisory council on ending the draft and Wade met with Nixon in the Oval Office as a college student and continued a friendship which would last a lifetime. Wade has been friends as well with Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and is a close friend of President George W. Bush. Wade was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to his Presidential Inaugural Committee, was a Bush floor leader at the 1988 GOP Conventions and regional director for Bush's races in 1980, 1988 and 1992. Wade was a delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention and all state conventions since 1972. His interest in the Presidency led to his 2005 building of an exact replica of the White House Oval Office in his home in Longview, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Families -- Texas, East
Wade, Ronald E. -- Family

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9: Political Negatives],

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Langford Legacy Book orders Photo, Floyd Eugene Langford and Louise Lewis Langford Photo, Elwin, Buster, Fayrene, Raydean and Earl Langford Photo, N. B. (Bonie) and Daisy Langford, 1959
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Langford Legacy, news releases
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Petty-Mathis Photos include: LOWE-Gladys MATHIS- Emmet MOORE-Charlie, Gurtha PETTY-Edward, Finnis, Lester, Ola, T.J., Thelma, Vida PETTY-Susan Bearden Petty 5 Generation Picture with daughter Sarah Jane McKinney, her daughter Carrie Arrington, her daughter Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Hudson's son, ca 1900, Upshur Co., Texas
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Henry Petty Genealogical research Tintypes include: MOORE-Charlie PETTY-Henry, Moses, T.J. 3 unidentified females STEELMAN-Berry
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Henry Petty (1832-1911) Photos include: BULLARD-George BUSBY-L.F. CARROLL-Lottie CUMBY-Itasca, Minnie, Selma, Walt MATHIS-Delula, Ola MOORE-John, Lizzie PETTY-Ara, Cora, Edgar, Henry, Jim, Lester Moses, Theodore, Velmar, Vida, William STELMAN-Berry STINSON-Alexander W. Stinson (1778-), Matilda Stinson (1789-1933),;parents of Matilda Stinson Busby (Mrs. John W. Busby) Latch School class, 1915 , Upshur Co.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Agricultural Conservation Program forms, Taxes paid and loan agreements/payments, Cost of groceries, Insurance policies, Bank statements.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Viola Mathis Petty and Thomas J. Petty Sr., Photo, PETTY-Thomas J, Viola, Vida Lee and baby Willie, Photo, PETTY-Thomas J and Ola, Photo, PETTY-Thomas J and Viola 50th wedding anniversary, Funeral books for Thomas and Viola Petty.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Petty Family History Tax receipts, 1883-1942 Poll Tax receipts, 1914-1934 Life Insurance Policies Southern Motor manufacturing Association stock, 1920 Bank checks, 1918-1935 Headlight Certificates, 1930-1933 Texas Vehicle License, 1931-1934 Completed forms for Cotton Producers, 1933-1940 Supplemental Mileage Ration card, 1942 Invoice from S. W. Craddock, M.D., 1935 Deed, John W. Busby to Texan Petty, Upshur County, 1881 Genealogical research
Folder 9Add to your cart.
George Mercer Salter Family Photos include: HILL-Allie, Jim MONTGOMERY-Madeline, Margorie (daughters of Agnes Maggie Wade) SALTER-Bud, Emma, George, Lois, Lucy, Wade, Worth, Worthy. Of Corsicana, Navarro Co., family of Mrs. (Emma) Harvey S. Wade. THOMAS-Pack (legislator) YOUNG-James (Texas Senator, 1910) Baptismal scene, 1890's in Navarro Co George Salter home;in Navarro Co. at Kearns
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Wade family photos Photos include: WADE-Arthur, Burchell, Charlie, Florence, Harvey S., Joseph, Lillie, Odell, Sue, Zella, children of Whitfield A. Wade
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Harvey Surestus Wade, son of Whitfield A. Wade Newspaper clippings Photos include: WADE-Emma, Harvey, Lanell, Leon, Ola, Truman
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Ellis Wade WWII autograph book
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Ellis and Rosdyne WWII letters
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Ellis Whitfield Wade Genealogical research Photos include: WADE-Ellis, Danny, Lanell (sister of Ellis), Ronald, Rosedyne
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Ellis Whitfield Wade, (1919-1990) Genealogical Research Photos include: WADE-Ellis, Danny, Rosedyne Ellis Wade with love note written on back from WWII
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Ellis W. Wade Journal, 1919-1990 Personal journal of his life experiences and illustrated by him with cut out photos
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Journal of Ellis W. Wade, 1919-1990, Typescript
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Ellis W. Wade papers Early school work including short stories
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Ellis W.Wade papers Graces, school work, Ellis Wade photos and unidentified negatives
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Ronald Ellis Wade School work, newspaper clippings, photographs with Ronald and U.S. Presidents, photographs of family members and letters
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Ronald E. Wade, State Representative Election, 1974
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Ronald E. Wade correspondence and unidentified negatives

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9: Political Negatives],


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