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Wade Dobbins BOSTICK

Male 1874 - 1944  (70 years)

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  • Name Wade Dobbins BOSTICK 
    Born 22 Jan 1874  Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1944  China Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sunset Cemetery Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial Sunset Cemetery Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
      Plot Shamrock Section
      Memorial ID 45772966
    Notes 
    • ARRIVAL: 1 MAR 1912 San Francisco, California aboard "Steam Ship China"
      ARRIVAL: 3 AUG 1921 Vancouver, Washington aboard "Empress of Japan"
      ARRIVAL: 29 APR 1929 Los Angeles, California aboard "Tenyo Maru"
      ARRIVAL: 13 NOV 1935 Seattle, Washington aboard "President McKinley"
      Residence: 1930 Wake Forest, Wake, North Carolina
    • Wade Dobbins Bostick
      Pastor First Baptist Church Hillsborough NC, 1899-

      Wade D. Bostic(k) was called to pastor the church on September 17, 1899 and moderated the church conference the following week on September 23, 1899. Evangelist J.T. Edmonson preached at the church on June 7, 1900 and Bro. R.P. Walker of the Bethel Baptist Church was ordained at the church on December 28, 1900.1 J.T. Edmonson is listed as the Evangelist for Kentucky in a newspaper article written in 1902.2 Why Bro. Walker was ordained at the Hillsboro church is not known. He is listed as a new pastor serving the North Henderson Church in the Tar River Association in 1902.3 On the fourth Sunday in March 1901, Bro. Frank Royal, a retired missionary from China, preached. The exact date of Bostick?s resignation as pastor is not known but it had to have been prior to December 1901 when Charles Maddry was called as pastor.

      Wade Dobbins Bostick was born in Rutherford County, NC on Jan. 22, 1874 to Samuel Evans and Jane Price Suttle Bostick. There were 16 children; three became missionaries to China; Wade, his older brother George Pleasant (G.P.) and their younger sister Attie Texas. G.P. served in China from 1889-1926. His first wife Bertha Belle Bryan served with him from 1889-1890 until she died there of small pox. He remarried a missionary widow, Mary Jane Thornton, and they served together from 1890-1903 when she died there of pneumonia. His third wife, Lena Gertrude Stover, served with him in China from 1907-1926. Wade served in China from 1894-1931 before and after his marriage to Flora Holloway in 1901. Attie served in China from 1900 to 1943.4 She arrived during the Boxer Rebellion and had to cope with many hardships ending with her captured by the Japanese in 1941 and internment for two years.5 Together with their spouses, it is said that the Bostick family served a total of 170 years in China.

      Apparently, Bostick had returned from China to attend Wake Forest College when he met Flora Holloway, a student at nearby Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She is listed as graduating from there in 1903. She was born in Raleigh on July 7, 1878. She married Bostick on October 23, 1901 about the time that he resigned as pastor of the Hillsboro Church.6 By 1905, they are listed as missionaries to China. She gave birth to two children, Wade H. (bd. August 11 1907) and Oreon H. (bd. February 23, 1911) while living in Pochow, Anhwei Province, China.7 A 1919 report notes that ?Mr. Wade Bostick, of the Southern Baptist Mission, Pochow, Anhwei, is developing in connection with his school, particularly along the lines of garden crops and cattle.8 In a 1924 magazine article describing her tours of the mission field in China, Kathleen Mallory writes:

      YIU HING YIEN KIANG
      December 8-11.

      But before sundown we reached Pochow where Mr. and Mrs. Wade Bostick hospitably opened their home to us. They live on the boy's school compound, its very well equipped dormitories, and administration building being nearly completed. Near the school is its dairy and not very far off is its farm. These two industries help many boys to work their way through school, while they learn useful trades. As a means of increasing the stock, Mr. Bostick is trying, to sell rugs in America. These rugs are made of dog skins and are really beautiful. When five or more are sent to one address in America the rugs can be sold for about $7 or $10 each, thus netting about $5 a piece for the school. Certainly I do hope that many who read these travel talks will write for five or more such rugs and sell them in their community. Once you see them you will realize how nice they are and will rejoice in this easy way of helping the boys to help themselves. Write to Mr. Wade Bostick, Pochow, Anwhel, China.9

      So it appears that agricultural development and teaching husbandry skills were important work for Bostick. He and Flora left China in 1931. Flora died on April 17, 1934 in North Carolina. Bostick is listed as having a second wife, Estelle Perry Gough. They were married in Wake Forest on March 3, 1936.6 There is little information on the Internet about his life after returning from China. He died on September 24, 1944 at age 66. He is buried in the Sunset Cemetery in Shelby, Cleveland County, NC.10

      References:
      Minutes of First Baptist Church Hillsborough, NC from November 19, 1853 to December 2, 1953.
      The Breckenridge news: n. Wednesday, February 10, 1909. Cloverport, KY: John D. Babbage, 1909. Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=brcnews;cc=brcnews;view=toc;idno=brc1909021001
      Taylor, Thomas, J. D.D., A History of the Tar River Baptist Association, 1830-1921. Prepared and Published by order of the Association, 1923 (?). Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/fullview.aspx?id=tah
      Rootsweb Genealogical Database: Some Families of East Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas & Virginia, Person Page 583. Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lewgriffin/p583.htm#i11162
      Adams, Rebekah E. Called to China: Attie Bostick's Life & Missionary Letters From China: 1900-1943. Halldale Publishing Company; Farnborough, England. 2006
      Johnson and Hanson Family Trees. Flora Holloway. Accessed March 31, 2012 at http://johnsonhansonfamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I14899&tree=JoHa
      Glover, Conrad N. and Austin T. Powers. The American Baptist Association, 1924-1974. Original Copyright 1979 Bogard Press, Texarkana, TX. Printed electronically by permission; The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc. Version 1.0 2005. Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/ Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2060.PDF
      Lobenstine, E.C. and Warnshusi, A.L., editors. The China Mission Year Book 1919. Shanghai Kwang Hsueh Publishing House 1920. Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://www.archive.org/stream/chinamission10unknuoft/chinamission10unknuoft_djvu.txt
      Baptist Messenger. Volume 12: Number 3, January 14, 1924. Owned and published by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, OK. Accessed on March 31, 2012 at: http://ds.bgco.org/docushare/dsweb/GetRendition/Document-8010/html
      W.D. Floyd. Sunset Cemetery Index: Shamrock Section. Shelby, Cleveland County, NC. Accessed March 31, 2012 at: http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/cleveland/cemeteries/shamrock.txt

      Compiled by Reginald Carter, Historian, FBC Hillsborough
    Person ID I13745  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 

    Father Samuel Evans BOSTICK,   b. 10 Jul 1830, Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1910, Shelby, Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Jane Price SUTTLE,   b. 21 Jan 1835, Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1921, Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1850  Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Flora HOLLOWAY,   b. 07 Jul 1878, Raleigh, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1934, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1901  Raleigh, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Wade Huntsman BOSTICK,   b. 11 Aug 1907, Pochow, Anhwei Province, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1984, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Oreon H BOSTICK,   b. 23 Feb 1911, Pochow, Anhwei Province, China Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F5232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Wade Dobbins Bostick
    Wade Dobbins Bostick
    The photograph of Wade Dobbins Bostick was extracted and retouched from an article in the Bible Recorder published on Wednesday, December 08, 1915. Pg.1.
    S S China
    S S China
    The Steam Ship China was built for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company for their San Francisco, Yokahama, and Hong Kong service.

    Launched in 1889, it was the smaller vessel in the fleet being 320 feet long and 40 feet in the Beam with three decks, four holds and four masts. It was capable of 17 knots and was powered by a 953 n.h.p. steam engine and single screw.

    Originally designed to accommodate 139 first class passengers, 33 second, and 519 third class, she had a major refit in 1903 and emerged with accommodation for 139 first class passengers, 41 second, and 347 third class.
    Empress of Japan
    Empress of Japan
    Built by Naval Construction and Armaments Co., Ltd., Barrow, England. Tonnage: 5,940. Dimensions: 455' x 51'. Twin-screw, 18 knots. Triple expansion engines. Three masts and two funnels. Steel hull.
    Launched December 13, 1890. Attained a speed of 18.91 knots on her trials. Held the trans-Pacific speed record for a number of years, until bettered by the Empress of Russia. In service Vancouver-Hong Kong, 1891-1914, 1915-1922. Served as auxiliary cruiser during the 1914-1915 period Scrapped in 1926. Sister ships: Empress of China and Empress of India.
    Tenyo Maru
    Tenyo Maru
    The "Tenyo Maru", "Shinyo Maru" and "Chiyo Maru" were sister ships built for the Toyo Kisen Kaisha company in Tokyo, Japan. They were triple screw turbine steamers capable of 21.6 knots.

    Headstones
    Wade Dobbins Bostick_Headstone
    Wade Dobbins Bostick_Headstone
    Burial Sunset Cemetery Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
    Plot Shamrock Section
    Memorial ID 45772966


  

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