Publication: Electrical World
New York, NY, United States
Mr. J. H. Wade. — Every now and then some old characters drift into Wall street whom very few people of this generation know, and yet that have had more to do with the business of Wall street than hundreds of those who are in it to-day. Jeptha H. Wade, of Cleveland, dropped into the office of a banker the other day to ask for some information, but no one knew him. They did not recognize the man who, as much an any one else, was responsible for stretching the Western Union wires across the continent, and who, more than any one else, with the possible exception of Amasa Stone, built up the railroad system of Ohio. Mr. Wade is now a white-haired man of more than seventy, wearing the traditional black frock-coat, and looking very much like a staid, respectable citizen from the interior. N. Y. World.
|Date completed:||July 17, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;|