In 1914, Arthur C. Wade, able lawyer, successful businessman, earnest farmer, devoted friend and counselor, died at his home on East Fifth Street in Jamestown shortly after 5 o'clock in the morning. The news spread rapidly and caused universal sorrow throughout the city and county. In the death of Wade there passed from the scene of action one of the ablest lawyers in the state of New York, a man of forceful character and strong likes and dislikes, which made for him many warm friends and some enemies. Wade was a man of generous impulses and he was unquestionably misunderstood by some in the community. This was because he did not advertise his benefactions and many kindly and generous deeds were known only to the persons benefiting by them.