Sunday, 16 September 1877 - pg. 4
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
COCHRAN, GA., Sept. 11, 1877.
THE wind bloweth where it listeth, and no man knoweth from whence it came or whither it goeth, God who is able to give holds also the power to takeaway. Knowing His infinite wisdom, we question not His justice, nor murmur at his dispensation, although in our short sightedness do fail to see His purpose.
At a meeting of the town Council of Cochran, the following preamble and resolutions were this day adopted:
WHEREAS, Our highly appreciated and beloved Mayor, William Wade, has succumbed to the final destiny of all mankind, and paid Nature's last debt in yielding up his life to that dreadful scourge Typhoid fever, and recognizing the band of God in our deprivation of a citizen so useful to our town; so influential in his tendency to promotion of good conduct, so devoted to family and friends; so firm yet gentle in his nature, so exacting yet forgiving in his disposition, so noble yet not haughty in his general demeanor, dignified without ostentation, affable without offensive familiarity and polite without affected ceremony, all combined constitute him one of Nature's noblemen;...
Mayor Wade was laid to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Cochran.