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

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

Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Ellis W Wade Estate 1990
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Wade Estate Receipts
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Wade Estate Receipts
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Wade Estate Receipts
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Ellis and Rosedyne Wade Estate Auction
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Vida Langford and Rosedyne Wade Estate
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Coillis W Wade Estate 1990
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Photographs Sheryl Naltzger and Ron Wade (negatives)
Folder 9Add to your cart.

Wade Family History Photos

Emma Wade, Cliff Langford,Vida Langford, Ron Wade, Viola Petty, T.J. Petty Sr.; Joseph Berry Wade; Sarah Medely; Mirah Elizabeth Knight; Harvey Surestus Wade; Ellis Wade Home; Charlie and Chester Wade; Rosewood, TX school with Charlie and Lillie Wade; Burchell, Vernon, and Cullis Wade; Whitfield A. Wade at Rosewood Cotton Gin; Charles Milton and Virgie M. Wade; Whitfield A. Wade and son; Preston, Burchell, and Cullis Wade; Ann Wade, Aunt Sue Wade, and Bol Gray; Thomas Jefferson Knight and Martha Ann Sanders; Photo of TV picture of First Men on the Moon; Wife of Conway Salter, LaNell Wade, Bud Salter, Worthy Salter, Worth Salter, Lois Salter, Ellis Whitfield Wade, Emma Maud Wade, (unknown), Ruby and Grady Walker with child, Granny Lucy Love Salter, Truman Wade, George Salter with children Quinvenelle and Harlan; Joe, Zelma, Harvey, Lillie, Burchell, Cullis, and Preston; Sarah Medely Odell; Addie E. Knight; Whitfield Anthoney Wade; Almeda Catherine Traylor; Home of Whitfield A. Wade in Rosewood, TX with Burchell B. Wade and Preston Vernon Wade

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Langford Family Photos Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Petty Sr.; William Henry Mathis and Delula Alice Carroll; John W. and Matilda Busby with children, and Moses J. Petty and Texie Ann Petty with family; Texanna Busby; Sarah Adalien Bingham; Thomas Jefferson Petty Sr.; Henry Petty; Moses J. Petty and brother William H.T. Petty; John W. Busby and Matilda Stinson Busby Family; Dr. Benjamin Franklin Williams;
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Langford Family Photos Vida Petty Langford, Viola Mathis Petty, Betty Jan Flowers Proffitt, Dorothy Langford Flowers, and Stacey Proffitt; J.C. (Cliff) Langford; Joy Wade, Rosedyne Langford Wade, Ellis Wade, J.C. (Cliff) Langford, Harvey S. Wade, Ronald E. Wade, Viola Mathis Petty, and Vida Lee Petty Langford; Viola L. Petty, Vida Petty Lanford, and Thomas Jefferson Petty Sr.; J.C. (Cliff) and Vida Langford Home; James Clifton Langford Home; Ronnie Wade, J.C. Langford, and Mickey Langford; James Clifton Langford; J.C. (Cliff) Langford; Ottis Franklin Langford; J.C. Langford nursery; James Clifton Langford Nursery; J.C. Langford and Lela Langford; Robert Randolph Mathis; J.C. Langford Nursery; Rosedyne Langford, F.R. and Jenx Petty Made; Tracie Petty and Vida Langford; Oris and Mary Langford; Philip Pender Langford;
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Children of Whitfield Anthony Wade and Area Addie E Knight Wade
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Personal Pages of James Clifton Wade
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Photo Originals The Langford Legacy
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Salter to Emma Wade Correspondence and Henny Wade items 1950's
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Misc Genealogy Research
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Letters to Ron Wade from Family Members
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Ellis Wade Journal Original Photographs
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Wade Family Photographs
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Letters 1965-1970 to Ellis W. Wade From Jon Ronald E.Wade
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Misc Year Correspondence 1968-1972
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Misc Correspondence, 1971-1972, Greeting cards.
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Correspondence to and Copied from Ronald Wade 1992-2001
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Gilmer Church of the Nazarene Original Church minutes and Records
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"Profile of a Christian" book, Correspondence
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Everyday Diary - Ron Wade 6h Grade 1962 - 1963
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Diary written by Ronald E Wade ca1964
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School workbook of Ronald Wade
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Early School items of Ronald Wade
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School Mates Forever Book Research
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Kilgore College 1969 - 1971
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8th grade class will, 1964

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