Charles William Wake

18 December 1860–February 1932 (Age 71)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Charles William

When Charles William Wake was born on 18 December 1860, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Charles Wake, was 34 and his mother, Emma Shefford, was 25. He married Flora Etta Demoss on 25 March 1885, in Platte, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Beaver Election Precinct, Boone, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died in February 1932, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Wake
Flora Etta Demoss
Marriage: 25 March 1885
Charles Christian Wake
Dora Marguerite Wake
Ethel P. Wake

Spouse and Children

25 March 1885
Platte, Nebraska, United States



    Dora Marguerite Wake


    Ethel P. Wake


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 7

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: from the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning ‘wakeful’, ‘vigilant’ (from vaka ‘to remain awake’), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham , and Wakeley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Wake in household of Charles Wake, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C W Wase, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles W Wake, "United States Census, 1930"

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