Isa J. Wakefield


Brief Life History of Isa J.

When Isa J. Wakefield was born in 1884, in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, Willard Houlton Putnam, was 42 and her mother, Mary Louise Ward, was 37.

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Willard Houlton Putnam
Mary Louise Ward
Augustus Ward Putnam
Alice Louise Putnam
Isa J Putnam
Walter King Putnam
Isa J. Wakefield

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    World Events (3)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

    Age 2

    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

    Age 14

    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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