Robert Wakefield

7 February 1852–1936 (Age 83)
Upwell, Norfolk, England

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Wakefield was born on 7 February 1852, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wakefield, was 25 and his mother, Maria Billings, was 11849. He married Rebecca Rich in 1879, in Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1936, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wakefield
1852–1936
Rebecca Rich
1861–
Marriage: 1879
Edith Wakefield
1880–1917
George William Wakefield
1883–
John William Wakefield
1881–
Henrietta Emma A. Wakefield
1888–1974
Hugh Wakefield
1893–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1879Upwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 28
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1884
    Age 32
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Robert Wakefield in household of Maria Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Robert Wakefield, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Robert Wakefield in entry for Henrietta Wakefield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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