Charles Frederick Valentine Wakefield

Male14 February 1898–4 June 1982

Brief Life History of Charles Frederick Valentine

When Charles Frederick Valentine Wakefield was born on 14 February 1898, in Cold Spring, Saint Mary, Jamaica, his father, Henry George Wakefield, was 30 and his mother, Emilia Triganza, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with May Elizabeth Parry. He lived in Representative District 9, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940 and Newark Monthly Meeting, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1950. He died on 4 June 1982, in Delaware, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Head Of Christiana Church Cemetery, Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Charles Frederick Valentine Wakefield
May Elizabeth Parry
Iris Ivemund Francis Wakefield
Joyce Audrey Wakefield
George Frederick Wakefield
Barbara Jo Wakefield

Sources (16)

  • Charles F Wakefield, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charles Frederick Valentine Wakefield, "Delaware, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Charles F. Wakefield, "BillionGraves Index"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 15

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

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