William M Wakefield

about 1854–1921 (Age 67)
Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of William M

When William M Wakefield was born about 1854, in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Wakefield, was 31 and his mother, Emaline Moore, was 27. He lived in Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Ames, Story, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died in 1921, at the age of 67, and was buried in Boone, Boone, Iowa, 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 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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  • William Wakefield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William M Wakefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Wakefield in household of Jack Wakefield, "United States Census, 1880"

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