Jasper Jackson Mayfield

10 October 1897–23 January 1971 (Age 73)
Jasper, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jasper Jackson

When Jasper Jackson Mayfield was born on 10 October 1897, in Jasper, Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, Stonewall Jackson Mayfield, was 34 and his mother, Martha Minerva Josephine "Mattie" Coker, was 28. He married Lois Royal on 18 April 1922, in Talladega, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 23 January 1971, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jasper Jackson Mayfield
Lois Royal
Marriage: 18 April 1922
Frances Vanilla Mayfield
Jasper Mayfield Jr
Royal Stewart Mayfield
Maxwell Mack Mayfield
Gene Ray Mayfield

Spouse and Children

18 April 1922
Talladega, Alabama, United States


    Frances Vanilla Mayfield



    Royal Stewart Mayfield



    Gene Ray Mayfield


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jasper Maxfield in household of Stony Maxfield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jasper Mayfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack Mayfield, "United States Census, 1930"

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