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William Henry Wakefield
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1877
Plano
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1957
Centerville
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

William Henry Wakefield passed away at the age of 79 years. He was born to George G. and Minerva Bell Wells Wakefield near Plano, Iowa. He had been in failing health for several years. He married Cadie Grace Stargel on May 7, 1910. There were 15 children born to this union.
He spent most of his life in Iowa with the exception of three years in Missouri and a year in Mexico. He was a farmer pouring his working years into farming, he had also worked on the Milwaukee Railroad, at coal mining, house-moving, threshing machine operator and a teamster.
He is survived by his wife; children, Harold Wakefield of Exline, IA, Lena Rossona of Brooklyn, NY, Anna Margetich of Rock Island, IL, Grace Irene Walker of Elko, NV, Marie Lawson of Promise City, IA, Sarah Mikels, Alice Wakefield, Woodrow Wakefield, Ruth Benz, and Bobby Wakefield all of Centerville, IA, Harry Wakefield of Colona, IL, Everett Wakefield serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Riley, KS. Ray Wakefield and Margaret Robinson of Los Angles, CA and Cleo Higgs of Mt. Vernon, WA. from his first marriage to Margaret; sisters, Hattie Brandsfield of Cedar Rapids, IA and Ella Johnson of Centerville, IA as well as 36 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lydia and Sadie, brothers, Jess and Ben Wakefield, Infant daughter and son, Ersel Wakefield killed in combat in World War II. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Ganus Wakefield (1855 - 1907)
  Minerva Bell Wells (1851 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Cadie Grace Stargel Wakefield (1892 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  William Harold Wakefield (1911 - 1979)*
  Lena Mae Wakefield (1912 - 1993)*
  Anna Merle Wakefield Clark (1915 - 1998)*
  Grace Irene Wakefield Walker (1917 - 1979)*
  Marie Ellen Wakefield Boyer (1919 - 1992)*
  Sarah Bell Wakefield Hanson (1921 - 2012)*
  Alice Jean Wakefield Stewart (1922 - 2005)*
  Ruth Benz (1927 - 2013)*
  Harry Howard Wakefield (1930 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Cathryn Wakefield McGrann (1875 - ____)*
  William Henry Wakefield (1877 - 1957)
  Mary E. Wakefield (1878 - 1878)*
  Sarah Wakefield Smith (1889 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Philadelphia Cemetery
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Judy Lu
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105857132
William Henry Wakefield
Added by: William Rodgers
 
William Henry Wakefield
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Added by: Debbie Smith
 
 
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My Papa will always be remembered as a kind and loving person and will be in our hearts forever. Love You! Judy
- Judy Lu
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013
 
 
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