William Eugene Wakefield

Brief Life History of William Eugene

When William Eugene Wakefield was born on 6 September 1879, in Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Alexander Wakefield, was 24 and his mother, Susan Elizabeth Winton, was 24. He married Myrtle L. Potts on 9 December 1906, in Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son 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 3 May 1935, in Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Fair Play, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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William Eugene Wakefield
Myrtle L. Potts
Marriage: 9 December 1906
Georgia P Wakefield
Athel Eugene Wakefield
Kathleen Wakefield
Norma Jean Wakefield

Sources (13)

  • William J Wakefield in household of Robert A Wakefield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm C Wakefield, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Eugene Wakefield, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


Historical Boundaries 1865: Madison, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Madison, Montana, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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