Wade H. Post

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
John “Bill” Wheeler
December 10, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York, Volume ll.
pg. 116

Wade H. Post, M.D. For sixteen consecutive years Doctor Post has
applied himself to the practice of medicine and the varied service demanded of
a capable and high minded physician in the Masontown community of Preston
County. He came here as successor to the old physician, Doctor Cobun, who had
carried most of the burden of local practice.
Doctor Post was born in Lewis County, West Virginia, April 8, 1877. His
grandfather, John Post, spent his active life in Lewis County, and married a
Miss Cookman. Of their eight children, six are still living. William F. Post,
father of Doctor Post, was a native of Lewis County and married Elizabeth Jane
Young, of Harrison County. Her children were: Scott of Seattle, Washington;
Birdie, wife of W.E. Rhodes, of Lewis County; Wilda, wife of Dr. C.L. Cookman,
of Buckhannon, West Virginia; Wade H.; Ansel B., of Lost Creek, West Virginia;
and Porter W., who was killed in an automobile accident at Morgantown in June
1919, leaving a wife and daughter, Jane Porter Post.
Wade H. Post lived on his father’s farm during his youth and continued to
call that his home until he was about twenty-five years of age and qualified for
professional work. He was educated in the county schools,in Union College at
Buckhannon one term, then in the national Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio,
and prepared for his profession in the Baltimore Medical College, where he
graduated in 1901. Dr. Post first practiced at Jane Lew in Lewis County,
remaining there a year, and then at dellglow in Monongalia County. When he
located at Masontown he moved only a short distance across the county line from
Dellglow. Doctor Post has served a year as president of the County Medical
Society, is a member of the West Virginia State and American Medical
Association, is a local surgeon for the Baltimore & Ohio Railway and a member
of the Railway Surgeons Association of the Baltimore & Ohio system.
Aside from hi busy days as a physican, Doctor Post was one of the organizers
and is first vice president and one of the directors of the Bank of Masontown.
he is also president of the Reed Run Coal Company, and has had other business
interests but has disposed of them. He avoids to many of the honors and
responsibilities of politics, but is a member of the Executive Committee of the
Democratic Party in Preston County. His first national vote went to Mr. Bryan
in 1900. Doctor Post is affiliated with Preston Lodge No. 90, A.F. and A. M.,
Royal Arch Chapter No. 30 at Morgantown; Osiris Temple of the Mystic Shrine in
Wheeling; and he is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd fellows and
Knight of Pythias.
In Harrison County, October 7, 1902, Doctor Post married Miss Mary Eleanor
Eib, a native of that county and sixth and youngest child of James M and
Arminda (Arnold) Eib. Her father was a farmer of the Lost Creek community and
member of an old family of German origin. Doctor Post lost his first wife by
death. She is survived by three children: Mary Christine, James William and
Helena Arminda. At Rockville, Maryland, April 8, 1915, Doctor Post married Miss
Grace Clayton. The only child born to Doctor and Mrs. Post died in infancy.