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William S. Cade. A former United States marshal of Oklahoma, long prominent as a lawyer and in polities both in Kansas and Oklahoma, William S. Cade is now living retired at Oklahoma City. He has lived in Oklahoma for the past thirteen years, and is a brother of Cassius M. Cade, whose name has been so prominent in Oklahoma political life and banking at Shawnee.
Born in a log house on a farm in Noble County, Ohio, January 27, 1849, William S. Cade is a son of Samuel and Emeline (Roe) Cade. Samuel Cade, who was born in Hancock County, Virginia, August 7, 1826, was a son of William Cade, a native of Virginia and of French ancestry. Samuel Cade died at Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1910. In 1848 he married Miss Roe, daughter of David and Mary (Miller) Roe. She was born at Millersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1823 and died at Anthony, Kansas, in 1899. She was closely related to the noted border character and Indian fighter, Lewis Wetzel, who was an associate of Daniel Boone in the exploration and settlement of the country west of the Alleghenies, and for whom a county in West Virginia is named. William S. Cade is one of a family of five children, three sons and two daughters, being the eldest. The others are: Bethemus M., who was born in 1850 and died in 1882; Ceola Virginia, who was born in 1853 and is now the wife of Henry Shaw, a farmer at Burton, Nebraska; Cassius Marcus, born in 1856 and is now a banker at Shawnee; and Mary L., born in 1858, the wife of George E. Clark of Shawnee.
Reared on his father’s farm in Noble County, Ohio, William S. Cade has depended on his own exertions largely to advance him from the position of a farm laborer. He attended the public schools, and in addition to a public school education he completed a teacher’s course in the Southwestern Normal at Lebanon, Ohio, and spent thirteen years in the active work of education both in Ohio and West Virginia. He more than paid his way all this time, and besides attending to the duties of the schoolroom he read law at every opportunity and finally in 1874 entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he finished his law studies.
In 1875, at Pomeroy, Ohio, Mr. Cade began his practice after admission to the Ohio bar, and was a resident of Pomeroy, Ohio, until 1879. In that year he moved out to Kansas, locating at Anthony and becoming a member of the original townsite builders. In 1882 he was elected on the republican ticket probate judge of Harper County and was the third man to fill such an office in that county. He enjoyed a large practice as a lawyer, made a fine reputation on account of his abilities and his professional services, and remained at Anthony until 1903. In that year he moved his law offices to Shawnee, Oklahoma, and remained in practice until 1907. He was then appointed postmaster of Shawnee and filled the office four years. In 1911 he was appointed United States marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma, and resigned the office in 1913. He has since lived retired at 903 West Thirteenth Street, Oklahoma City. Mr. Cade is an active Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
On April 11, 1883, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, he married Miss Elizabeth Sarah Hagenbuch, third daughter of Benjamin and Lavina (Thornton) Hagenbuch, both of whom are natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Cade was born at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, August 21, 1855. They are the parents of two children, one son and one daughter. Boyd Maurice, who was born at Anthony, Kansas, February 6, 1884, and is now living at Ouincy, Illinois, was married in 1905 at Shawnee to Miss Nellie Bly Newport, and their two children are named William N. and Nettie Elizabeth. Lavina Emeline, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cade, was born September 3, 1885, at Anthony, Kansas, and on July 25, 1904, married Guy T. Templeton, an insurance man at Oklahoma City, and they live at the home of Mr. Cade.