Joseph Buck Wakefield

12 June 1852–23 July 1928 (Age 76)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Buck

When Joseph Buck Wakefield was born on 12 June 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Fleming Wakefield, was 39 and his mother, Susannah Garlick, was 31. He married Aretha Morilla Bates on 3 October 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 23 July 1928, in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Buck Wakefield
Aretha Morilla Bates
Marriage: 3 October 1870
Alpharetta Wakefield
Joseph Thomas Wakefield
Lillian Morinda Wakefield
Lansing Ira Wakefield
Erastus Snow Wakefield
Elizabeth Elliott Ella Wakefield
Myrtle Wakefield
Julia Wakefield
Herma Wakefield
Celia Wakefield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Gage, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Gage, Nebraska, United States
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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

    Mission to Brigham City, Arizona -- 1877 - 1881.

    Joseph Buck and Aretha Morilla Bates Wakefield and Morilla Spink Bates (Aretha’s Mother) Mission to Northern Arizona 1877 -- 1881 from the book: John Fleming Wakefield His Ancestors and Descendents …

    Sources (28)

    • Joseph B. Wakefield in entry for Wakefield, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Joseph Wakefield in household of Thomas Wakefield, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Buck Wakefield, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"

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