From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Marion Shade, the eldest son of Richard and Sarah E. (Chasey) Shade, resides on section 31, Salem Township, on part of the homestead of his father. Richard Shade was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1833, and was there reared to manhood, and married Sarah E. Chasey, a native of Ohio, born in 1835. In 1858 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled on section 32, Salem Township. In September, 1864, Mr. Shade enlisted in the Twenty-ninty Indiana Infantry, and served till the close of the war. He died on the old homestead Feb. 15, 1878, leaving a widow and ten children. Marion, the eldest son, was reared in Salem Township, receiving a common-school education. Since reaching manhood he has given his attention to agriculture and is now one of the rising young farmers of the township. He married Ella B. Parsons, daughter of George W. Parsons, of Crawford County, Ohio.
Submitted by Kim Davoli