Mary Cashman Wakefield

20 April 1850–17 April 1920 (Age 69)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Cashman

When Mary Cashman Wakefield was born on 20 April 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, John Fleming Wakefield, was 37 and her mother, Susannah Garlick, was 29. She married George Hardin Vance on 20 December 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 17 April 1920, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Hardin Vance
Mary Cashman Wakefield
Marriage: 20 December 1869
Martha Susannah Vance
Mary Ellen Vance
Sarah Elizabeth Vance
George Hyrum Vance
Julia Frances Vance
Byron Alvin Vance
Myron Alma Vance
Alice Elnora Vance
Maybel Marinda Vance

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    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 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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.

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Vance in household of George H Vance, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Waitefield in entry for Martha Susana Bilk, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Davies in household of Reece Davies, "United States Census, 1860"

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