Wanda Mayfield

11 July 1951–1962 (Age 10)
Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Wanda

When Wanda Mayfield was born on 11 July 1951, in Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States, her father, Ralph Mayfield, was 44 and her mother, Myrtle Crosby, was 34. She died in 1962, at the age of 11.

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Ralph Mayfield
1906–1981
Myrtle Crosby
1916–1986
Wanda Mayfield
1951–1962

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World Events (3)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 4

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 5

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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.

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