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George Patterson WakefieldAge: 9119102001

Name
George Patterson Wakefield
Given names
George Patterson
Surname
Wakefield
Birth April 11, 1910 46 36
Birth of a brotherTheodore Dunmore Wakefield
1912 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a brotherErnest Henry Wakefield
February 11, 1915 (Age 4)
Death of a sisterAlice M. Wakefield
March 23, 1918 (Age 7)
Cause: died during surgery
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Education
high school graduation
June 1928 (Age 18)

School or college: Vermilion High School
Education
studied engineering
between 1930 and 1933 (Age 19)
School or college: Fenn College of Engineering
Source: Daily Press
Publication: Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia)
Citation details: June 17, 2001, "George Patterson Wakefield."
Education 1933 (Age 22)

School or college: Ohio University
Source: Daily Press
Publication: Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia)
Citation details: June 17, 2001
Death of a fatherFrederick William Wakefield
June 4, 1934 (Age 24)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Death date for Frederick Wakefield
invention
"Magic Mary" paper doll
1940 (Age 29)

Note: Featured magnet that held dresses in place.
Death of a motherMary Poley
April 1951 (Age 40)
Death of a brotherAlbert F. Wakefield
August 10, 1969 (Age 59)
Occupation
lighting designer
between 1932 and 1970 (Age 21)
Employer: F. W. Wakefield Brass Co.
Note: Held 18 patents.
Death of a sisterRuth Marion Wakefield
June 18, 1974 (Age 64)
Cause: breast cancer
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Death of a half-sisterClara Mabel “Dearie Dee” Wakefield
June 1980 (Age 70)
Publication: www.FamilySearch.org
Citation details: Clara Hofrichter, U. S. Social Security Death Index
Death of a brotherFrederick Wright “Fred” Wakefield
June 18, 1987 (Age 77)
Death of a brotherTheodore Dunmore Wakefield
October 1992 (Age 82)
Residence 1998 (Age 87)
Residence 2000 (Age 89)
Community service
Vermilion school board

Note: Served for 12 years.
Community service
trustee Great Lakes Historical Society

community service
Commodore Vermilion Boat Club

community service
President Vermilion Rotary

community service
President Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

Death June 16, 2001 (Age 91)
Family with parents - View family
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Marriage: February 14, 1895Cleveland OH
13 months
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2 years
elder sister
small Alice M. WakefieldAlice M. Wakefield
Birth: June 11, 1898 35 24Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Death: March 23, 1918Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
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step-mother
 
Marriage: September 21, 1887Cuyahoga County, Ohio
10 months
half-sister
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daughter
daughter
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EducationDaily Press
Publication: Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia)
Citation details: June 17, 2001, "George Patterson Wakefield."
EducationDaily Press
Publication: Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia)
Citation details: June 17, 2001
Occupation
Held 18 patents. During WWII developed infrared signal lights used by the Navy to send coded messages ship to ship without detection by Japanese forces. Retired at the age of 59.
invention
Featured magnet that held dresses in place. Listed in 1946 Milton Bradley toy catalog.
Community service
Served for 12 years.
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