Wakefield

about 1806–before 1820 (Age 14)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Wakefield

When Wakefield was born about 1806, her father, John Wakefield, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Newton, was 37. She died before 1820, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

John Wakefield
1759–1828
Elizabeth Newton
1769–1882
Wakefield
1806–1820
David B Wakefield
1809–1853
James W Wakefield
1811–1858
Elizabeth Wakefield
1815–1858
John W Wakefield
1816–1893
Mary Wakefield
1812–1890
Margaret M. J. Wakefield
1819–1906
William C Wakefield
1821–1884

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 6

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

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.

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