Mary Louisa Brakefield

1903–1965 (Age 62)
Santiago, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Mary Louisa

When Mary Louisa Brakefield was born on 19 October 1903, in Santiago, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Samuel Brakefield, was 32 and her mother, Esther Nancy Allen, was 27. She married Claude James Milward on 20 April 1927, in Montrose, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fallon, Montana, United States for about 5 years and Green Bluff Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 15 October 1965, in Colbert, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Louisa Brakefield
Claude James Milward
Marriage: 20 April 1927
James Edward Milward
Stanley Ward Milward
Shirley Ann Milward
Arlene Esther Milward

Spouse & Children

20 April 1927
Montrose, Dane, Wisconsin, United States


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1913: Fallon, Montana, United States

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English brake ‘thicket’, ‘bracken’ ( see Brake ) + feld ‘open country’, ‘cleared land’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Brakefield in household of John S Brakefield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Milward in household of Claud Milward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary L Milward in household of Claude J Milward, "United States Census, 1930"

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