Vestula Pogue

1896–1985 (Age 88)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Vestula

When Vestula Pogue was born in November 1896, in Mississippi, United States, her father, James Wesley Pogue, was 27 and her mother, Sally J. Kornegay, was 38. She married Walter Harry Wakeman in 1919, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1985. She died on 11 February 1985, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Walter Harry Wakeman
Vestula Pogue
Marriage: 1919
Dixie Fay Wakeman
Robert R Wakeman
Dorris Mae Wakeman
Virginia Lee Wakeman

Spouse and Children

Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


    Dixie Fay Wakeman


    Robert R Wakeman


    Dorris Mae Wakeman



Parents and Siblings

    James Wesley Pogue





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Irish (northeastern Ulster): reduced form of Scottish Pollock .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vestula Pogue in household of Wesley J Pogue, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vestula Pogue in household of Jas W Pogue, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tula Wakeman in household of Walter H Wakeman, "United States Census, 1940"

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