Sarah Ellen Wakefield

8 July 1854–18 October 1938 (Age 84)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Wakefield was born on 8 July 1854, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, John Fleming Wakefield, was 41 and her mother, Susannah Garlick, was 34. She married Orville Ephraim Bates on 25 January 1869, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and World in 1935. She died on 18 October 1938, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orville Ephraim Bates
Sarah Ellen Wakefield
Marriage: 25 January 1869
Susan Morilla Bates
Orville Erastus Bates
Aretha Mariah Bates
Ellen Irene Bates
Laron Lionel Bates
Wilford Woodruff Bates
Ormus Merritt Bates
Lyman Ether Bates
Mary Elizabeth Bates
LaSelle Monford Bates
Ivan Milo Bates
Arthello Leon Bates

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1869Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 3
    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 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 22
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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.

    Story Highlight


    LIFE HISTORY OF THOMAS GARLICK WAKEFIELD Account written by Fern Wakefield Mendenhall (daughter) Thomas Garlick Wakefield was born June 16, 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He was a son of …

    Sources (35)

    • Sarah E Bates in household of John Runyan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah A E. Wakefield in entry for Ivan Milo Bates and Lettie Alzada Palmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Clara Ellen Wakefield in entry for Arthello Leon Bates, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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