William Wakefield & grandson c. 1900

William WakefieldAge: 7218341907

Name
William Wakefield
Given names
William
Surname
Wakefield
Birth August 17, 1834 37
Death of a motherElizabeth Clark
1836 (Age 16 months)

Marriage of a parentJohn WakefieldAnn BartramView family
1838 (Age 3)
Citation details: Shardlow Vol. 19 p. 463 March-June 1838
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Wakefield
July 1839 (Age 4)
Education 1840 (Age 5)

School or college: Infants' School, Melbourne
Occupation
boy of all work
1849 (Age 14)
Employer: Mr. Mathias Scott, Linen & Woollen Drapers
Note: Pigot's Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, 1835
Death of a sisterHannah Wakefield
1851 (Age 16)
Residence 1851 (Age 16)
Text:
John Wakefield. 54. Stanton by Bridge. Higher Ann Wakefield. 53. Melbourne Willianne Wakefield. 16 Elizabeth Wakefield. 11
Occupation
Laborer for brass and iron bedstead manufacturer
April 1853 (Age 18)
Employer: Peyton & Harlow, Bordesley Works
Note: Worked 6 months and quit. Not satisfied with wages.
MarriageSarah WrightView family
October 9, 1853 (Age 19)
Text:
Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick 9 October 1853 William Wakefield, 21, Bachelor, Fitter, Wharf Street father John Wakefield, fitter Sarah Wright, 22, Spinster, Wharf Street father Philip Wright, weaver Married in the Parish Church of St. Thomas after Banns by Geo. S. Ball, Rector in the presence of Robert Layton and (the mark of) Elizabeth Silks
Note: Witnesses Robert Alexander Layton (b. 24 May 1835) and Frances Elizabeth Silk (b.7 May 1832) were wed on 5 Nov. 1854 at St. Martin Church, Birmingham. Layton's parents were George Layton and Sarah Wood. Silk's parents were John Silk and Caroline Edwards.
Occupation
Stationary Engineer
October 15, 1853 (Age 19)
Employer: Samuel Whitfield bedstead and safe manufactory
Birth of a son
#1
Henry “Harry” Wakefield
November 11, 1854 (Age 20)
Death of a sonHenry “Harry” Wakefield
December 1854 (Age 20)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Emily Ann Wakefield
April 11, 1856 (Age 21)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Clara Wakefield
December 21, 1859 (Age 25)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Clara Wakefield Patterson death
Occupation
Engineer
between 1855 and 1859 (Age 20)
Employer: Peyton & Harlow Bedstead
Birth of a daughter
#4
Eliza “Lizzie” Wakefield
September 27, 1860 (Age 26)
Publication: pamphlet, 1999
Text:
in this year My Dear Daughter Eliza was given to us on September the 27th 1860
Occupation 1860 (Age 25)
Employer: Thomas Piggott Boiler Works
Note: Worked for 8 months and then Mr. Duncan Morrison my dear friend from the Bordesley Works, starting in business for himself on Charlotte street and needing an engineer gave me a letter to Mr. Piggott asking my release to serve him.
Birth of a son
#5
Frederick William Wakefield
April 26, 1863 (Age 28)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Alice Wakefield
1864 (Age 29)

Occupation
Engineer
between 1861 and 1865 (Age 26)
Address: Charlotte Street
Employer: Mr. Duncan Morrison, Albion Works
Note: Place was newly built and machinery had to be set up and everything to get in good shape for work...…
Note: Slater's Royal National Commercial -Warwickshire 1862
Residence 1861 (Age 26)
Source: 1861 census
Text:
William Wakefield. 26 Sarah Wakefield Emily. Daughter
Birth of a son
#7
Ernest Henry Wakefield
August 27, 1866 (Age 32)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: death of Ernest Henry Wakefield
Text:
born 27 Aug 1866 Birmingham, England died Vermilion, Ohio
Death of a daughterAlice Wakefield
1866 (Age 31)

Emigration April 25, 1867 (Age 32)
Publication: www.immigrantships.net
Citation details: immigrantships.net/v10/arrivalsv10/nycv10.html Hecla, 25 April 1867
Text:
241 Wm Wakefield laborer
Note: Took ship "Hecla" from Liverpool to NY, where was met by wife's sister's husband, Thomas Dunmore.
Death of a fatherJohn Wakefield
1867 (Age 32)

Publication: pamphlet, 1999
Citation details: p. 2
Text:
He past away in the fall of 1867 after a life of hard work and a bare living, but he has a long rest before him.
Occupation
manufacturing laborer
June 1867 (Age 32)
Employer: Hickok Eagle Works, bookbinding machinery
Source: hickokmfg.com
Citation details: Accessed 2017
Text:
In 1844 William Orville Hickok established the Eagle works and became a manufacturer of bookbinders' specialities. ... Sometime between 1844 and 1850 his ideas began to click. ... By 1853 the Ruling machines were in constant use in every state of the Union. Today our full-service manufacturing facility is successful....
Occupation
pipe fitter
January 1868 (Age 33)
Employer: William Wilkshire
Occupation June 1868 (Age 33)
Employer: G. Hickok
Emigration October 1868 (Age 34)
Note: Sailed on City of Paris.
Occupation
custodian
1869 (Age 34)
Employer: Birmingham Free Library
Note: Worked for John Davies Mullins, who was married to a cousin of his wife, Harriet Godridge Friend. About J. D. Mullins it is written, "has at all times borne the character of an exceedingly strict disciplinarian." Old and New Birmingham, A History of the Town and Its People, by Robert Kirkup Dent, 1880, p. 516.
Residence 1871 (Age 36)
Source: 1871 census
Text:
William Wakefield 37 Sarah Wakefield. 37 Emily A. Daughter. 14 Clara. Daughter. 13 Eliza. Daughter. 11 Frederick. Son. 9 Ernest. Son. 6 Arthur J. Son. 1
Birth of a son
#8
Arthur John Wakefield
October 26, 1872 (Age 38)
Emigration April 6, 1873 (Age 38)
Note: Second emigration. Took White Star Line to NY.
Occupation
lead pipe fitter
May 1873 (Age 38)
Employer: Mr. Thomas Dunmore
Marriage of a childJohn CopelandEmily Ann WakefieldView family
October 25, 1874 (Age 40)
Note: Witnesses to marriage were Sarah Copeland and Thomas Taylor.
Occupation
worked in lead pipe manufacturing company
between 1874 and 1876 (Age 39)
Employer: Gibson, Roberts, and Price
Citation details: "The W. J. Roberts House: Restoration of a Grand Franklin Boulevard Home
Text:
Here in Cleveland, Roberts became associated with Samuel Gibson and W. H. Price, and the three started the Gibson, Roberts and Price (later simply Gibson & Price) lead works in the area of the Flats on the east side of the Cuyahoga River at Oxbow Bend, originally known as Cleveland Centre. There the three men built a factory that produced lead piping and other lead products. The business rapidly grew and manufactured products at this location well into the twentieth century when it merged with other companies to become the United Lead Co.
Occupation 1877 (Age 42)
Address: 262 Race St. Cincinnati, Ohio
Employer: Mr. Hugh McCollum
Death of a sonArthur John Wakefield
August 27, 1878 (Age 44)
Cause: diptheria
Marriage of a childHyatt Meshack PattersonClara WakefieldView family
December 30, 1880 (Age 46)

Publication: 1917
Citation details: p. 3282
Note: Hyatt Patterson is listed as a widower on 1880 census.
Occupation
worker in wire mill
1880 (Age 45)
Employer: American Steel and Wire Company
Source: 1880 census
Text:
William Wakefield. 47. Working wire mill Sarah Wakefield. 49. Keeping house Frederick Wakefield 15. Working wire mill Clara Wakefield. 22 dressmaker Eliza Wakefield. 19. Dressmaker E. Wakefield. 13. At school
Death of a wifeSarah Wright
August 8, 1882 (Age 47)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001
Text:
Sarah Wakefield death, 08 Aug 1882 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Harvard St. Female 50 (estimated),married, white father's name John Wakefield Mother's name, Wakefield
Burial of a wifeSarah Wright
August 10, 1882 (Age 47)
Cemetery: Harvard Grove
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Records, 1824-2001
Text:
Sarah Wakefield, age 56
Text:
Sarah Wakefield unknown - 8 Aug 1882 Lake View Cemetery Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Publication: pamphlet, 1999
Text:
My Dear Wife Died on the 8th of August 1882 while we were living on Harvard st Newburgh in Harvard st Cemetery we laid her to rest A Loving Mother and Faithfull Wife
Marriage of a childJames William MathewsEliza “Lizzie” WakefieldView family
Type: Religious marriage
February 22, 1883 (Age 48)
Address: Miles St near Gaylord & Broadway Newburgh Heights Cleveland, Ohio
Publication: Cuyahoga County Archives
Citation details: vol. 26, page 170, page match 71
Note: Ceremony performed by Rev. A. A. Knight.
Marriage of a childErnest Henry WakefieldMary Etta WoolbridgeView family
October 6, 1886 (Age 52)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Marriage of a childFrederick William WakefieldCaroline “Carrie” MillerView family
September 21, 1887 (Age 53)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Marriage license
Note: Marriage was performed by Rev. William Gaston, pastor of North Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.
Death of a daughterEliza “Lizzie” Wakefield
May 14, 1890 (Age 55)

Publication: pamphlet, 1999
Text:
My daughter Eliza the wife of J. W. Matthews passed from this life May 14 1890 leaving her husband and 3 sons Willie, Ralph and Hyatt amd many that were Dear to her to mourn our loss but she is safe Dying in the Faith of Him who is able to save to the uttermost all those that come to God through Him. She rests in Harvard street Cemetery Newburgh.
Burial of a daughterEliza “Lizzie” Wakefield
1890 (Age 55)
Cemetery: Harvard St. Cemetery
Note: now Harvard Grove Cemetery
Marriage of a childFrederick William WakefieldMary PoleyView family
Type: Religious marriage
February 14, 1895 (Age 60)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Note: Marriage was performed by Rev. William Gaston, pastor of North Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.
Residence 1895 (Age 60)
Address: 208 Bayne St. Cleveland
Note: Went to live with son F. W. Wakefield and his new wife Mary Poley Wakefield.
Residence 1900 (Age 65)
Source: 1900 census
Text:
William Wakefield, lodger
Death June 25, 1907 (Age 72)
Burial
Address: Cleveland, Ohio
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: August 12, 1821Melbourne, Derbyshire, England
17 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
8 years
Father’s family with Ann Bartram - View family
father
step-mother
 
Marriage: 1838Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
19 months
half-sister
Family with Sarah Wright - View family
wife
 
Marriage: October 9, 1853St. Thomas Parish Church, Birmingham, England
13 months
son
17 months
daughter
4 years
daughter
9 months
daughter
3 years
son
20 months
daughter
3 years
son
6 years
son
Arthur John Wakefield
Birth: October 26, 1872 38 42England
Death: August 27, 1878Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Residence1851 British census
Text:
John Wakefield. 54. Stanton by Bridge. Higher Ann Wakefield. 53. Melbourne Willianne Wakefield. 16 Elizabeth Wakefield. 11
Marriagemarriage license of William Wakefield and Sarah Wright
Text:
Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick 9 October 1853 William Wakefield, 21, Bachelor, Fitter, Wharf Street father John Wakefield, fitter Sarah Wright, 22, Spinster, Wharf Street father Philip Wright, weaver Married in the Parish Church of St. Thomas after Banns by Geo. S. Ball, Rector in the presence of Robert Layton and (the mark of) Elizabeth Silks
Residence1861 census
Text:
William Wakefield. 26 Sarah Wakefield Emily. Daughter
EmigrationImmigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Publication: www.immigrantships.net
Citation details: immigrantships.net/v10/arrivalsv10/nycv10.html Hecla, 25 April 1867
Text:
241 Wm Wakefield laborer
Occupationhickokmfg.com
Citation details: Accessed 2017
Text:
In 1844 William Orville Hickok established the Eagle works and became a manufacturer of bookbinders' specialities. ... Sometime between 1844 and 1850 his ideas began to click. ... By 1853 the Ruling machines were in constant use in every state of the Union. Today our full-service manufacturing facility is successful....
Residence1871 census
Text:
William Wakefield 37 Sarah Wakefield. 37 Emily A. Daughter. 14 Clara. Daughter. 13 Eliza. Daughter. 11 Frederick. Son. 9 Ernest. Son. 6 Arthur J. Son. 1
Occupationclevelandhistorical.org
Citation details: "The W. J. Roberts House: Restoration of a Grand Franklin Boulevard Home
Text:
Here in Cleveland, Roberts became associated with Samuel Gibson and W. H. Price, and the three started the Gibson, Roberts and Price (later simply Gibson & Price) lead works in the area of the Flats on the east side of the Cuyahoga River at Oxbow Bend, originally known as Cleveland Centre. There the three men built a factory that produced lead piping and other lead products. The business rapidly grew and manufactured products at this location well into the twentieth century when it merged with other companies to become the United Lead Co.
Occupation1880 census
Text:
William Wakefield. 47. Working wire mill Sarah Wakefield. 49. Keeping house Frederick Wakefield 15. Working wire mill Clara Wakefield. 22 dressmaker Eliza Wakefield. 19. Dressmaker E. Wakefield. 13. At school
Residence1900 census
Text:
William Wakefield, lodger
Burialfindagrave.com
Occupation
Pigot's Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, 1835
Occupation
Worked 6 months and quit. Not satisfied with wages. (from William Wakefield's autobiography)
Marriage
Witnesses Robert Alexander Layton (b. 24 May 1835) and Frances Elizabeth Silk (b.7 May 1832) were wed on 5 Nov. 1854 at St. Martin Church, Birmingham. Layton's parents were George Layton and Sarah Wood. Silk's parents were John Silk and Caroline Edwards.
Occupation
Worked for 8 months and then Mr. Duncan Morrison my dear friend from the Bordesley Works, starting in business for himself on Charlotte street and needing an engineer gave me a letter to Mr. Piggott asking my release to serve him.
Occupation
Place was newly built and machinery had to be set up and everything to get in good shape for work..... after about 4 years of success Mr. Morrison was taken sick and died. Duncan Morrison died in Birmingham 16 Feb 1865.
Occupation
Slater's Royal National Commercial -Warwickshire 1862 Morrison, Duncan, Albion Works, Charlotte St.
Emigration
Took ship "Hecla" from Liverpool to NY, where was met by wife's sister's husband, Thomas Dunmore.
Emigration
Sailed on City of Paris.
Occupation
Worked for John Davies Mullins, who was married to a cousin of his wife, Harriet Godridge Friend. About J. D. Mullins it is written, "has at all times borne the character of an exceedingly strict disciplinarian." Old and New Birmingham, A History of the Town and Its People, by Robert Kirkup Dent, 1880, p. 516.
Emigration
Second emigration. Took White Star Line to NY.
Residence
Went to live with son F. W. Wakefield and his new wife Mary Poley Wakefield.
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