Robert Alexander Wakefield

15 October 1854–12 September 1931 (Age 76)
Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert Alexander

When Robert Alexander Wakefield was born on 15 October 1854, in Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, John W Wakefield, was 37 and his mother, Mary Martha Fox, was 39. He married Susan Elizabeth Winton on 4 February 1877, in Cedar, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Madison Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Madison Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 12 September 1931, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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Robert Alexander Wakefield
Susan Elizabeth Winton
Marriage: 4 February 1877
John Lawrence Wakefield
William Eugene Wakefield
Stella G. Wakefield
James H Wakefield
Thomas A Wakefield
Bertha L. Wakefield
Vescha Wakefield
Albert L. Wakefield

Spouse and Children

4 February 1877
Cedar, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Robert A Wakefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert A Wakefield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Wakefield, "United States Census, 1920"

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