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Robert G. Wakefield (1866)

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Robert G. Wakefield
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Robert Wakefield was born on August 2, 1866 in Canada West, the son of Hannah Jane Thomson 1833-1905 and John Wakefield 1828-1909. He may have been born in Markham Township, the township to the north of Scarborough, as that is where his parents lived on a farm. Or he may have been born in Scarborough Township where is parents moved sometime prior to 1871. He died on June 10, 1887 and is buried in the cemetery of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Bendale, Scarborough.

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[1] 1968 Paterson family tree: shows Robert as the 6th child of Hannah & John.

[2] birth date: the original profile of Robert Wakefield, created by Katharine E., and based on a a file – Andrew-thomson.ged – shows a birth date of July 16, 1866. The headstone at Bendale shows Aug 2, 1866.

[3] 1871 census, Ontario, 45 East York, Scarboro Div 1, pg 72, household 265: John Wakefield (42), born England – farmer; Hannah (38); Joseph (18); Martg (16); April (14), presumably Agnes; ?as J (12), presumably James; John (10); John Robt (8); Andrew (4); Family is Presbyterian & English. [The census taker has put two of the children, Andrew and John Robt in the incorrect order.]

[4] 1881 census, Ontario, York West (136), Vaughan (E), Div 1, pg 17: John Wakefield (52), English, farmer; Hannah (48), Scotch; James (23); Mary Marsh (28), widow; John (20); Andrew (19); Robert (15); Marget (8).

[5] St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Bendale, cemetery, headstone: “In memory of Hannah Jane beloved wife of John [b]orn Mar. 14, 1833, died Oct. 14, 1905; John Wakefield born Oct. 20, 1828, died Aug. 28, 1909; And their children Robert G. born Aug. 2, 1866, died June 10, 1887; William born May 30, 1869, died Apr. 6, 1870”


Thank you to Katharine E for creating WikiTree profile Wakefield-496 through the import of andrew thomson.ged on Jun 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Katharine and others.

The current biography was prepared by Fred Paterson Nix on Dec 5, 2013.

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