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Mary PoleyAge: 7618741951

Name
Mary Poley
Given names
Mary
Surname
Poley
Birth September 28, 1874 40 39
Citation details: May 15, 1951
Text:
Neighboring Deaths and Funerals Mrs. Mary P. Wakefield Vermilion, May 15 Mrs. Mary P. Wakefield, 76, died this morning at her home 142 Main-st. after an illness of three years. She was the widow of Commodore Fred W. Wakefield, founder of the F. W. Wakefield Brass Co., here, who died in 1934. Mrs. Wakefield was born Sept. 28, 1874 in Brooklyn, N. Y., and has been a resident of Vermilion for the past 45 years. She was a member of the Congregational Church and its King's Daughters Sunday School Class and Missionary Society and the Vermilion Sorosis. Surviving are six sons, Albert, William, George and Theodore, all of Vermilion and Fred and Ernest, both Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hofrichter, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Ruth Stutz, Vermilion; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. ...
Baptism
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Text:
Mary & Clara - Twins- Born - Sept. 28 - 1873- Clara Deceased Baptized at Bethal [sic] of Plymouth Church - Brooklyn. N.Y.
Birth of a brotherAlbert Edward Poley
June 7, 1875 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a sisterFlorence Jane Poley (Harriott)
February 28, 1878 (Age 3)
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Source: 1900 census
Citation details: Richmond, Richmond, New York
Text:
Harriott, James C. May R. Florence Feb. 1879 Cleavland Nov. 1880
Birth of a brotherWalter Cleavland Poley (James C. Harriott)
November 23, 1880 (Age 6)
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Text:
Walter Cleve (Harriott) Brooklyn (b. 23 Nov '81)
Source: 1900 census
Citation details: Richmond, Richmond, New York
Text:
James C. Harriott 54 July 1845 NY, NY, NY. Tea sampler May R. Wife. 43 Sept 1856 NY, Germany, Ireland Florence daughter 21 Feb 1879 NY, NY, NY. sewing Cleaveland. son. 19 Nov. 1880 NY, NY, NY. Clerk, banking
Citation details: State of New York, Certificate and Record of Birth
Text:
Florence Madeline Harriott date of birth Feb. 5th 1901 father's name J. Cleveland Harriott birthplace Brooklyn age 21
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Poley
1880 (Age 5)
Text:
Poley, William 73 1 c. 275
Death of a motherEmma Hart Sceats
1881 (Age 6)
Event
permission to enter Orphan Asylum
November 2, 1881 (Age 7)
Residence November 7, 1881 (Age 7)
Address: Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
Note: The orphanage ledgers were checked through 1895 and do not show when Mary was discharged.
Adoption of a brotherWalter Cleavland Poley (James C. Harriott)
1882 (Age 7)
Religious marriageFrederick William WakefieldView family
February 14, 1895 (Age 20)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Note: Marriage was performed by Rev. William Gaston, pastor of North Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.
Birth of a son
#1
Albert F. Wakefield
March 9, 1896 (Age 21)

Death of a fatherThomas Poley
April 2, 1897 (Age 22)
Citation details: April 3, 1897, 7
Text:
DIED Poley - At I. O. O. F. Home, Hollis, L. I. April 2, 1897, Thomas Poley Sr., aged 64; Bright’s Disease
Note: I. O. O. F. is an abbreviation for Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Hollis is a neighborhood in Queens, New York.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Alice M. Wakefield
June 11, 1898 (Age 23)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: death record for Alice Wakefield
Birth of a son
#3
William Ralph Wakefield
1900 (Age 25)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ruth Marion Wakefield
November 19, 1903 (Age 29)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003
Text:
19 Nov 1903 father Frederick William Wakefield mother Mary Poley
Birth of a son
#5
Frederick Wright “Fred” Wakefield
February 17, 1908 (Age 33)
Birth of a son
#6
George Patterson Wakefield
April 11, 1910 (Age 35)
Birth of a son
#7
Theodore Dunmore Wakefield
1912 (Age 37)
Birth of a son
#8
Ernest Henry Wakefield
February 11, 1915 (Age 40)
Death of a daughterAlice M. Wakefield
March 23, 1918 (Age 43)
Cause: died during surgery
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Death of a brotherFrederick Henry Poley
May 8, 1918 (Age 43)
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Marriage of a childAlbert F. WakefieldMary Ada ParsonsView family
Type: Religious marriage
September 6, 1919 (Age 44)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
misc.
Made flag for Fouled Anchor Club
1922 (Age 47)
Note: Flag is connected with the River Rats. They included her sons George, Ted, and Ernie Wakefield. Other members were Wakefield cousins Alf Buell and Bill Steane, and John Horton.
Description
dishwater blonde hair, hazel eyes

Religion
Congregational Church
1930 (Age 55)
Death of a brotherGeorge Charles Poley
May 28, 1931 (Age 56)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
Text:
George C. Poley Age 65 Occupation: contractor Birth date: 29 April 1866 Birthplace: England Mother's name: Wright Mother's birthplace: England Spouse's name: Margaret Poley Burial date: 01 Jun 1931 Cemetery: Lake View
Occupation
housewife
1931 (Age 56)

Note: All of her children were living at home, including Ruth's family and widower Al, although two of her sons were attending college. The only hired help was Dumby Getz who helped with the laundry.
Death of a husbandFrederick William Wakefield
June 4, 1934 (Age 59)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Death date for Frederick Wakefield
Death of a brotherThomas Poley Jr.
after 1939 (Age 64)
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Death of a sisterElizabeth Charlotte Poley
June 9, 1941 (Age 66)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Text:
Death of Elizabeth Jeone (Jevne)
Death of a sisterEmma Sarah Poley
January 14, 1944 (Age 69)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Emma S. McVeen, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
Text:
Emma S. McVeen death 14 Jan 1944 Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio widowed Father's name Thomas C. Poley Mother's name Emma Tyne spouse's name Edward H. McVeen
Note: Mother's name was Emma Hart Sceats.
Marriage of a childAlbert F. WakefieldLydie PoleyView family
about 1946 (Age 71)

Death April 1951 (Age 76)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: January 23, 1856St. Mary's, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England
9 months
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
Alice Jessie Poley
Birth: June 9, 1864 30 28England
Death: 1865Mile End, London, Middlesex, England
23 months
elder brother
23 months
elder brother
20 months
elder sister
19 months
elder brother
3 years
8 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Frederick William Wakefield - View family
husband
 
Marriage: February 14, 1895Cleveland OH
13 months
son
2 years
daughter
small Alice M. WakefieldAlice M. Wakefield
Birth: June 11, 1898 35 23Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Death: March 23, 1918Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
4 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
Frederick William Wakefield + Caroline “Carrie” Miller - View family
husband
husband’s wife
 
Marriage: September 21, 1887Cuyahoga County, Ohio
10 months
step-daughter

BirthSandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio)
Citation details: May 15, 1951
Text:
Neighboring Deaths and Funerals Mrs. Mary P. Wakefield Vermilion, May 15 Mrs. Mary P. Wakefield, 76, died this morning at her home 142 Main-st. after an illness of three years. She was the widow of Commodore Fred W. Wakefield, founder of the F. W. Wakefield Brass Co., here, who died in 1934. Mrs. Wakefield was born Sept. 28, 1874 in Brooklyn, N. Y., and has been a resident of Vermilion for the past 45 years. She was a member of the Congregational Church and its King's Daughters Sunday School Class and Missionary Society and the Vermilion Sorosis. Surviving are six sons, Albert, William, George and Theodore, all of Vermilion and Fred and Ernest, both Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hofrichter, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Ruth Stutz, Vermilion; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. ...
BaptismThomas Z. Poley, Jr. personal record
Publication: sent from Thomas Z. Poley, Jr. to May & Albert Poley to George Wakefield to Molly Milner
Text:
Mary & Clara - Twins- Born - Sept. 28 - 1873- Clara Deceased Baptized at Bethal [sic] of Plymouth Church - Brooklyn. N.Y.
Marriagefamilysearch.org
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
misc.Collection of Margaret Wakefield Worcester
Descriptionmemory of Nancy Stutz Butler
Religionmemory of Nancy Stutz Butler
Occupationmemory of Nancy Stutz Butler
Source1880 census
Citation details: NA film number T9-0842 p. no. 153 A Brooklyn, NY
Residence
The orphanage ledgers were checked through 1895 and do not show when Mary was discharged.
Marriage
Marriage was performed by Rev. William Gaston, pastor of North Presbyterian Church, Cleveland.
misc.
Flag is connected with the River Rats. They included her sons George, Ted, and Ernie Wakefield. Other members were Wakefield cousins Alf Buell and Bill Steane, and John Horton.
Occupation
All of her children were living at home, including Ruth's family and widower Al, although two of her sons were attending college. The only hired help was Dumby Getz who helped with the laundry.
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