Mary Elizabeth Wakeland

4 October 1891–28 November 1953 (Age 62)
Boonville, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wakeland was born on 4 October 1891, in Boonville, Warrick, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel W Wakeland, was 38 and her mother, MARY BELLE ROBINSON, was 32. She married Virgil Ray Newstetter on 25 December 1920, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 November 1953, in Highland Park, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Ray Newstetter
Mary Elizabeth Wakeland
Marriage: 25 December 1920
Mildred Lorriane Newstetter
Robert Leroy Newstetter

Spouse and Children

25 December 1920
United States


    Mildred Lorriane Newstetter


    Robert Leroy Newstetter


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel W Wakeland






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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 15

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Wackland on the Isle of Wight (recorded in 1249 as Wakelande), which is named from an Old English wacu ‘watch’, ‘wake’ + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’. The modern English surname, however, is found mainly in the north Midlands, which may point to another source, now lost.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Newstetter in household of Virgil Newstetter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabath Wakeland in household of Sam Wakeland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Newstetter in household of Emma C Newstetter, "United States Census, 1920"

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