Emma Wakefield

1857–1952 (Age 94)
Upwell, Norfolk, England

The Life of Emma

When Emma Wakefield was born on 6 January 1857, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Wakefield, was 29 and her mother, Maria Billings, was 32. She married George Guttridge in 1876, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Runcton Holme with South Runcton-Wallington and Thorpeland, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Downham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died in 1952, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

George Guttridge
Emma Wakefield
Marriage: 1876

Spouse and Children

Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 23

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 47

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and probably also from a place of the same name in Northamptonshire. Both are named from an Old English wacu ‘vigil’, ‘festival’ (a derivative of wac(i)an ‘to watch or wake’) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, i.e. a patch of open land where a fair was held.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Wakefield in household of Maria Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Emma Guttridge in household of George Guttridge, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Emma Wakefield in household of John Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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