Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     WADE WAGLAY, who resides about four miles north from Krupp on an estate of over one thousand acres of fine pasture land, is one of the wealthy and substantial men of the Big Bend.  He has labored here for all the years since May, 1887, the date of his settlement on a pre-emption where he now resides.  His attention has been directed for the main part to stock raising.  In this industry, he has gained a marked success and has fine herds at this time.  Naturally, as a prudent man, he has taken considerable interest in general farming that he might have sufficient forage to keep his stock through the hard winters, and the terrible losses sustained by different stockmen have not fallen on him.
     Wade Waglay was born in Crosby county, Texas, on March 16, 1860, the son of Joseph and Ann (Coffey) Waglay, natives of Louisiana, and of German ancestrage.  Wade was educated in the public schools of Austin, Texas, and there remained until 1882.  Then he migrated to New Mexico, and began work in the stock business for the firm of Lyon & Campbell, the largest operators in that territory.  Four years later, he returned to Texas and at the date mentioned above he came to Washington and settled.  He took up stock raising at first with J. F. Popple.  Mr. Waglay is a man of thoroughness and excellent ability and the success he has achieved is the direct result of his efforts bestowed in wisdom.  He is widely known and universally respected and esteemed.
     At Spokane, on April 8, 1903, Mr. Waglay married Mrs. Clara Wheatley, the daughter of Noah and Anna Reams, natives of Ohio, and early immigrants to California via the Horn.  Mrs. Waglay was born in Sutter county, California, in 1860.  By her former marriage she has three children, Ethel, Maud, and Roy, all born in California.