Earnest Cash Wakefield

26 August 1901–7 April 1983 (Age 81)
Montague, Montague, Texas, United States

The Life of Earnest Cash

When Earnest Cash Wakefield was born on 26 August 1901, in Montague, Montague, Texas, United States, his father, William W. Wakefield, was 21 and his mother, Adella Della Hollis, was 17. He married Jewel Fay Hays in November 1921. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Memphis, Hall, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 7 April 1983, in Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earnest Cash Wakefield
Jewel Fay Hays
Marriage: November 1921
Wayne Noel Wakefield
Hays Dearman Wakefield
Ray Dell Wakefield
Darlene Wakefield
Deral Wakefield

Spouse and Children

November 1921


Parents and Siblings




    Mary Ola Wakefield


    Remus Clayton Wakefield


    Luvina Wakefield


    Emmett Gilliard Wakefield


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ernest Wakefield in household of William Wakefield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evert Wakefied, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest C Wakefield, "United States Census, 1940"

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