Charles Crosby Wakefield

16 February 1841–8 January 1923 (Age 81)
Seneca, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles Crosby

When Charles Crosby Wakefield was born on 16 February 1841, in Seneca, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, Dennis Wakefield, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Fairbanks Crosby, was 25. He married Josephine Ophelia Rogers on 3 November 1864. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 8 January 1923, in Morenci, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Morenci, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Crosby Wakefield
Josephine Ophelia Rogers
Marriage: 3 November 1864
Luella J. Wakefield
Dennis K. Wakefield
Cassius Edward Wakefield
Abigail Geneva Wakefield
Eva E. Wakefield

Spouse and Children

3 November 1864


    Luella J. Wakefield


    Dennis K. Wakefield


    Cassius Edward Wakefield


    Abigail Geneva Wakefield


    Eva E. Wakefield


Parents and Siblings

    Dennis Wakefield


    Abigail Fairbanks Crosby




World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Charles C Wakefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles C Wakefield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Chas C Wakefield, "United States Census, 1880"

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