Milford Herlin Wakefield

13 July 1888–May 1982 (Age 93)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Milford Herlin

When Milford Herlin Wakefield was born on 13 July 1888, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Wakefield, was 37 and his mother, Martha Susan Parkhurst, was 31. He married Martha Alice Smith on 19 March 1910, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Coffee, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died in May 1982, in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milford Herlin Wakefield
Martha Alice Smith
Marriage: 19 March 1910
Clyde Vernon Wakefield
Holice Courtlin Wakefield
Christine Ruth Wakefield

Spouse and Children

19 March 1910
Smith, Tennessee, United States


    Clyde Vernon Wakefield


    Holice Courtlin Wakefield


    Christine Ruth Wakefield


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Wakefield


    Martha Susan Parkhurst




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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Sources (3)

  • M H Wakefield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Milford Wakefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Milford H Wakefield in household of Thomas J Wakefield, "United States Census, 1900"

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