Victoria (queen), (1819-1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901).spouse: >Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819 - 1861)
Born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London, Victoria was the daughter of Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld; her father was Edward Augustus, duke of Kent and Strathern, the fourth son of George III and youngest brother of George IV and William IV, kings of Great Britain. Because William IV had no legitimate children, his niece Victoria became heir apparent to the British crown upon his accession in 1830. On June 20, 1837, with the death of William IV, she became queen at the age of 18.
Early in her reign Victoria developed a serious concern with affairs of state, guided by her first prime minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Melbourne was leader of that wing of the Whig party that later became known as the Liberal party. He exercised a strongly progressive influence on the political thinking of the queen.
In 1840 Victoria was married to her first cousin, Albert, prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, whom she had known for about four years. Although this was a marriage of state, it was a highly romantic and successful one, and Victoria was devoted to her domestic responsibilities. The first of their nine children was Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, later empress of Germany. Their first son, Albert Edward, prince of Wales and later king of Great Britain as Edward VII, was born in 1841. When the conservative Prince Albert convinced her that Liberal policy jeopardized the future of the Crown, the queen began to lose her enthusiasm for the party. After 1841, when the Melbourne government fell and Sir Robert Peel became prime minister, Victoria was an ardent supporter of the Conservative party. Also under Albert's influence, she began to question the tradition that restricted the British sovereign to an advisory role. In 1850 she challenged the authority of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, foreign secretary in the Whig government that had been in power since 1846. Her position was that the sovereign should at least be consulted on foreign policy. Palmerston, independent and self-assertive, ignored the request. Their struggle reached a climax in 1851, when the prime minister, Lord John Russell, who was also displeased with Palmerston's arbitrary methods, dismissed him from the foreign office. Their altercations with Palmerston, one of the most popular political leaders in the country, caused Victoria and Albert to lose some of the esteem of their subjects. Their popularity dwindled even more in 1854, when they tried to avert the Crimean War. After the war had begun, however, they gave it their wholehearted support. In 1856, shortly before the end of the war, the queen instituted the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for wartime valor.
In 1857, Victoria had the title of prince consort bestowed on Albert. Four years later he died, and she remained in virtual mourning for much of the rest of her life. She avoided public appearances, letting the prince of Wales fulfill most of the royal ceremonial duties. Her detailed personal interest in the affairs of state continued, however.
Reign After 1861 Several prime ministers served during the latter part of Victoria's reign, but only the Conservative party leader Benjamin Disraeli, who held office in 1868 and from 1874 to 1880, gained her confidence. He ingratiated himself with the queen by his cultivated personal approach and his gift for flattery. He also allowed her a free hand in the awarding of church, military, and some political appointments. She fully endorsed his policy of strengthening and extending the British Empire, and in 1876 Disraeli secured for her the title of empress of India. She rarely agreed with the brilliant leader of the Liberal party, William E. Gladstone, who served as prime minister four times between 1868 and 1894. Victoria disapproved of the democratic reforms he enunciated, such as abolishing the purchase of military commissions and legalizing trade unions, and his powerful intellectualized method of argument. She was also strongly opposed to his policy of home rule for Ireland. The Conservative leader Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, who served as prime minister three times between 1885 and 1902, more often found favor with the queen. Like Disraeli, he advocated protecting British interests and increasing British influence abroad.
Victoria's popularity among all classes in British society reached its height in the last two decades of her reign. Her golden jubilee in 1887 and her diamond jubilee in 1897 were occasions for great public rejoicing. Her subjects were then enjoying an unprecedented period of prosperous complacency, and her enthusiastic execution of the Boer War increased her appeal at home and abroad. Victoria died on January 22, 1901. Her 63-year reign was the longest in the history of England. Her descendants, including 40 grandchildren, married into almost every royal family of Europe.
With her personal example of honesty, patriotism, and devotion to family life, Victoria became a living symbol of the solidity of the British Empire. The many years of her reign, often referred to as the Victorian age, witnessed the rise of the middle class and were marked by a deeply conservative morality and intense nationalism.
Victoria's correspondence was published in three series, Letters, 1837-61 (3 vol., 1907), Letters, 1862-85 (3 vol., 1926-1928), and Letters, 1886-1901 (3 vol., 1930-32).
Funk + Wagnall s Encyclopedia
Hazel Wade was a teacher of Cosmetology in Pasadena, and an avid photographer.spouse: >Kugler, Lawrence (<1897 - )
Hubert Wade, son of Josias Brown Wade was born Oct. 26, 1870 in Garnett, Kansas. Very little is known to me about Hubert aside from the fact that he did some preaching during his life, but his principal occupation was that of a barber. He married Susan Bailey, a Christian woman who has been a sweet grandmother to me and who is descended from a fine line of people. Hubert joined the Nazarene church in Kansas. Hubert lived with his son, Josiah Wade, after his (Hubert's) stroke. He and Susan separated once over his chasing another woman. (Source: From a conversation with Frederick Wade, son of Josiah Brown Wade, and written by Betty Wade, Hubert's granddaughter, and included in Mae Wade's Notebook).spouse: >Bailey, Susan Kiser (1870 - 1964)
Josiah Wade had an Electronics business. Changed his middle name from Mervin (or Merwin) to Brown hoping to get money from his granddad of same name. His dad, Hubert, lived with Josiah after his stroke. (Source: Frederick Wade, 11/30/96)spouse: >Porter, Edith (1902 - 1989)
Julius Wade was married several times. Had a Potato Chip Factory on San Fernando Road around 1933-35. In 1943 or 1944 he had a Juice business. Then moved to El Centro and started the restaurant supply business. All the Wade men had businesses of their own. He played the piano! He was highly intelligent, about 6', 200 lbs, brunette hair and soft brown eyes. Attended the Nazarene Academy, now in San Diego at Point Loma. Studied all religions. Didn't belong to any church at the end of his life. Enjoyed gambling in his early days, frequenting the gambling ships that were off the coast in the 30's. (Source: From conversation with Frederick Wade, son of Josiah Merwin Brown Wade) His step-daughter, Evelyn, said he carried his Bible around and read it all the time. He owned a Restaurant Supply business in Imperial Co., CA and was evidently a successful businessman. His obituary appeared in the Imperial Valley Press, July 10, 1987, page 3. His body was donated to science. (Source: Barbara (Wade) Googe, Prescott, Arizona)spouse: >Stewart, Lois Ione (1911 - 1992)
Ralph Wesley Wade, a popular and successful businessman of Long Beach, is owner of the Home Supply Co. of 1001 Pine Ave. Began working for the company in 1925 on a very small salary, and within a few years he was able to purchase the business of which he is now the sole owner. The merchandise handled includes window shades, linoleum, wall coverings, chrome steel furniture and their accessories.spouse: >Rasmussen, Sally Belle (1897 - 1980)
A native of Denver, CO, Mr. Wade was born Nov. 19, 1901, the son of Hubert and Susan Bailey Wade. Mr. Wade attended grade schools in Kansas and came to Long Beach in 1922. Prior to joining the Home Supply Co. he was engaged in auto top and upholstering work.
Mr. Wade is a member of several important local organizations and belongs to the Executive's Association of Long Beach of which he is a member of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, a member and treasurer of the Long Beach Builders Exchange, and is an active member of the Kiwanis International. He is a member of AF+AM Lodge #595 of Long Beach and is a member of the Ancient and Egyptian Order of Sciots.
On Nov. 14, 1921, Miss Sally Rasmussen became the wife of Mr. Wade. They had one daughter, Betty Jeanne. Mr. Wade attributes the success which he has made in Long Beach to hard work and very close attention to the details of business. (Source: Excerpt from Long Beach Blue Book) _______________
From Betty Wade (his only child): "On the night of April 4, 1952 we received a call informing us that Daddy was suddenly stricken with nausea. As he was at that time confined to the hospital after a heart attack some weeks earlier, we were concerned, as we knew that any sudden strain might prove to be fatal. So we hurried down and when we arrived at the hospital and went to his room to see how he was doing, we found the room empty, and a fear clutched my heart, as I knew he was dead. I had lost a dear friend. His loss was, and is, a deep one to me and to all those who loved him. Through the dim mist of the past, the greatest quality that I remember he possessed, was his compassion for his fellow man and his true spirit of forgiveness. He was a religious man in spirit, although he didn't adhere to any particular doctrine, for his love for humanity denotes his love of God.
He had an adventurous spirit and was always trying something new. Aside from his linoleum store in Long Beach, he bought and sold another store in Bellflower. He branched out into a dime store in Torrance, a T.V. venture in Hollywood and land speculations in Montana and Bellflower.
He was often disappointed in his business investments, although he always provided a good standard of living for us. His spirit of gambling on the future never left him to the end. When my husband, John, and I visited him in the hospital he was eagerly telling us that as soon as he was well he wanted to buy a big cattle ranch and have John manage it. So with hope still within him, he passed on to what would be his greatest adventure of all." (Source: Barbara (Wade) Googe, Prescott, Arizona)
BENJAMIN WAITE, the Hero of Hatfield, whose appealing letter from Albany to his friends and relatives at Hatfield was forwarded to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts, who, immediately issued an order that on or before the day previously appointed as a fast, the letter be publicly read in all the churches of Massachusetts for the quickening of the work of charity.spouse: >Leonard, Martha (1649 - 1704)
Though well known, the story may bear a brief repetition. In September of 1677, just two years after the first destruction of Deerfield, and the massacre at Bloody Brook, a party of Indians from Canada fell upon Hatfield, killing nine persons, wounding four and carrying away seventeen, after which Deerfield was attacked and several of its settlers were also taken into captivity. Then began the terrible march to Canada and the pawning of the captives to the French - for rum!
On the 24th of October, accurate information of the captives reached Hatfield, and Benjamin Waite and Stephen Jennings, whose wife and children were of the number, started upon their work of ransom. Obtaining a commission from the Governor of Massachusetts, they proceeded under great discouragements and hardships to Canada, where, at Sorrell and Vicinity, they found all the captives, save three, who had been slain. Two children had been born, a daughter to Benjamin Waite, named Canada, and a daughter to Stephen Jennings, called Captivity.
Through the aid of the French governor all were ransomed, under a promise of a payment of two hundred pounds to the Indians, and having accomplished this, the two men, in the early spring of 1678, started homeward with their redeemed families and friends. Albany was reached on the 22nd of May and a trusty messenger sent to Hatfield with a letter explaining what had happened. After five more days at Albany, the party walked twenty miles to Kinderhook, where horses and provision awaited them. At Westfield they were met by friends and wanderers and reached Hatfield amid great rejoicing. Jeremiah Waite resided in that part of Hatfield, which in 1771 became the separate town of Whately, Massachusetts. (Source: History of Whately, Massachusetts, f. 275).
Bement Chronicles in America 1928, pp. 87-89
The information on the descendants Benjamin and Polly (Mott) Waite was provided by Thomas Walter Grzywacz, Sr. of ___________, Pennsylvania. (March, 1998).spouse: >Mott, Polly (1778 - 1864)
Born in Canada while her mother and sisters were held captive by the Indians. Refer to the Rachel Bement (1742-1814) notes for more detail about the abduction.spouse: >Smith, Joseph (1670 - 1752)
Miriam Waite, and the information on her descendant line was provided by Penni Fox, Lakeland, Florida (December 1997).spouse: >Train, Oliver (<1764 - )
Thomas Waite immigrated in 1633 to Boston, MA.spouse: >???, Eleanor (1605 - 1669)
Hannah Wakelee died at age 21, had one daughter who resided in Tarkio, Missouri about 1915. (Source: Spencer BeMent, Ann Arbor, Michigan; June 1998)spouse: >Upson, Willis (>1827 - )
Died one day after her birth.
George was living with his grandmother, Mary Walker, in Mackinaw in 1910 (census); and was raised by his Uncle Frank Walker in Mackinaw. George graduated from the Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Most of his adult life was devoted to teaching Agriculture at the high school level; he taught school in Iowa and finally in St. Elmo, Illinois in 1941 where he remained until 1961 before retiring after teaching for more than 25 years. He was active in both the Lions Club and the St. Elmo United Methodist Church. Eleanor graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a degree in Public School Music, and taught 7th and 8th grades in both Mackinaw and St. Elmo, Illinois; retiring in 1971. She still resides in St. Elmo, Fayette Co., Illinois and is active in the Methodist Church there, and served as organist for more than 20 years before retiring from that position in 1993.spouse: >private
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2913, Date of Import: 30 Apr 1997]spouse: >Beaumont, Mary Elizabeth (1882 - 1963)
LIVED IN CANADA AND WISCONSIN
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 28, Ed. 1, Tree #0167, Date of Import: 24 Nov 1998]spouse: >Lyke, William Beaumont (1839 - 1904)
Dwight Mason Warner and his wife, Jane Catherine Ramsay are both buried at Warmers, New York. They had eight children.spouse: >Ramsay, Jane Catherine (1827 - 1911)