Monday, February 18, 2008

Jesse F. Wakefield's Enlistment Photograph

When you finally join the military one of the first things you do is get a photograph of yourself in uniform for yourself but mostly for your family back home. Often the uniform is only a "half" uniform just large enough to accommodate the photograph. This photograph of Jesse Farris Franklin Wakefield from 1943 is likely one of those photographs. His enlistment, at the time of this photograph, is likely just beginning.

Willard Totten WAKEFIELD was born on March 16, 1903 in Madison, IN. He died in 1964. He was married to Loretta Elizabeth BRUTHER (daughter of Jesse F. BRUTHER and Elizabeth "Lizzie" LOWRY) on October 16, 1922 in LaFayette, Indiana. Loretta Elizabeth BRUTHER was born on June 17, 1905. She died on September 15, 1974.

Willard Totten WAKEFIELD and Loretta Elizabeth BRUTHER had the following children:

+11 Jesse Farris Franklin WAKEFIELD (born on April 8, 1923).
+12 Clifford Ray WAKEFIELD (born on September 12, 1924).
+13 Willard Darrell WAKEFIELD (born on March 31, 1928).
+14 Richard Dale WAKEFIELD (born on May 22, 1931).
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Joyce W said...

Perhaps you might be interested in Walter Jackson Wakefield, born 2-26-1889. He was married to Martha Jane Ward. Residence was Winston County, Probaly Delmar or Lynn - close to Haleyville. Martha was descended from Joseph Marion Ward - sheriff. He was a founder of the Tories of the Hills because Winston County remained Union throughout the Civil War. His story can be looked up on the net.
Joyce Wakefield

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