He was the son of Charles Brant & Mariah Louise (Johnson) Wakefield. He married Nancy Minerva Allen.
For children I show:
Chester Wakefield Grace Wakefield Juanita Wakefield Loah Wakefield Pearl Wakefield Velda Wakefield Virgie Wakefield Ira Edward Wakefield 1904 – 1964 Gloia Wakefield 1906 – 1908 Iris Edna Wakefield 1909 – 1967 Winfred C Wakefield 1911 – 1915
Siblings of James Pinkney:
William Wakefield Marshall Wakefield John Wakefield Jasper Wakefield Sarah Wakefield 1862 - 1900 Rutha Ann "Ruthie" Wakefield 1869 - 1942 Dovie Susan Wakefield
Obituary: (courtesty of Dave Bollinger) James P. Wakefield Dies County Resident 77 years.
James Pinkney Wakefield, son of Charles and Louisa (Johnson) Wakefield, was born in Howell County Missouri and moved to Wayne Co. at the age of six weeks. He spent his enter life here, until he was called to rest at his home near Silva, November 9, 1950, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. L.A. Davis and Rev. Orla Parker was held at the New Prospect Church Sunday afternoon, with music by the Silva quartette. Burial was in the nearby cemetery. Pallbearers were Clecy and Clyde Westmoreland, Bob and Donald Wakefield, Hensley and Clarance DeSpain and Alvin Allen.
On September 2, 1897 he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Allen. To this union 11 children were born. One son Winfred and one daughter Gloia preceding their father in death.
He is survived by his wife, and the following children: Grace Westmoreland of Patterson, Pearl DeSpain of Marquant, Virgie Allen of Piedmont, Ira Wakefield of Silva, Iris Bollinger of Silva, Junita Joy of Eureka Kansas, Chester Wakefield, Loah Twidwell and Velda Schlater all of Cahokia, Ill. He leaves 35 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren.
Mr. Wakefield professed his faith in Christ a number of years ago and joined with the New Prospect Baptist Church. He was an excellent citizen and was known and loved by all who knew him. He was a kindly father to a large family, all of whom will miss him greatly.