Mabel Laverne Wadsworth

27 August 1907–May 1986 (Age 78)
Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Mabel Laverne

When Mabel Laverne Wadsworth was born on 27 August 1907, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States, her father, Parker W Wadsworth, was 39 and her mother, Lucy L Swears, was 31. She married Donald Loraine Oakes on 23 October 1926, in Maine, United States. She died in May 1986, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 78.

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Donald Loraine Oakes
Mabel Laverne Wadsworth
Marriage: 23 October 1926

Spouse and Children

23 October 1926
Maine, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 10

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 21

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wæddi + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mable Oakes in household of Donold Oakes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel L Wadsworth in household of Parker W Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel L Oakes in household of Parker W Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1930"

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