Ocie Goodwin Wakeland

21 October 1903–1 June 1980 (Age 76)
Nash, Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life of Ocie Goodwin

When Ocie Goodwin Wakeland was born on 21 October 1903, in Nash, Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Edwin Denis Wakeland, was 23 and his mother, Gladys Davenport, was 22. He married Grace Jones on 26 September 1925, in Johnson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Johnson, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 June 1980, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Godley, Johnson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ocie Goodwin Wakeland
Jessie Mae Layland
Marriage: 9 November 1934
Jerry Melvin Wakeland
James Ocie Wakeland

Spouse and Children

9 November 1934
Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States


    Jerry Melvin Wakeland


    James Ocie Wakeland


Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Denis Wakeland


    Gladys Davenport





    Carrie Eula Wakeland


    Thelma Louise Wakeland


    Scottie Uzell Wakeland


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Orse Wakeland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olse Wakeland in household of Edward Wakeland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ocse G Wakeland, "United States Census, 1930"

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