Nellie Florence WAKEFIELD

Nellie Florence WAKEFIELD

Female 1889 - 2002  (112 years)

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  • Name Nellie Florence WAKEFIELD 
    Born 28 Oct 1889  Plano, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 21 May 1910  Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1) William Roush, head, male, white, age 41, married, able to read and write, born in Missouri, father born in Pensylvania, mother born in Illinois, (mother tongue English), third mariage, married two years, occupation miner.
      2) Nellie Roush, wife, white, age 20, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, (mother tongue English), able to read and write, married two years, birthed two children.
      3) Clyde Roush, age 3, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.
      4) Raymond Roush, age 10/12, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    1910 U.S. Census
    1910 U.S. Census
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) William Rouse, head, male, home owned (free), 1440 DIxon Street, white, age 48, married, not able to read or write, born in Missouri, father and mother born in United States, occupation teamster (garbage).
      2) Nellie Rouse, wife, white, age 31, able to read and write, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa.
      3) Raymond, son, white male, age 10, attending school, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.
      4) Arthur Rouse, son, white male, age 8, attending school, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.
      5) Harold Rouse, son, white male, age 5, born in Iowa, father born in Missour, mother born in Iowa.
    • Role: Household Member
    1920 US Census
    1920 US Census
    Census 1925  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1) William Rouse, white male, age 33, born in Missouri, residence place 1212 Dixon Street in Des Moines' Ward 7, head of household, married, owns home free, value of this home $500, attended rural school, highest reader completed 3rd.
      2) Nellie Rouse,whit female, age 36, attended grade school, completed 6th grade.
      3) Raymond Rouse, white male, age 15, single, attended high school, highest grade completed 10th, attending school.
      4) Arthur Rouse, white male, age 13, single, attending grade school, completed 4th grade
      5) Harold Rouse, white male, age 10, single, attending grade school, completed 4th grade
    • Role: Household Member
    1925 State Census
    1925 State Census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Name Nellie Florence Rouse 
    _FSFTID LRT6-G4D 
    _UID C4862EB1B5EF49A1AF291259CE9D3B48E86C 
    Died 3 Apr 2002  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Des Moines, Iowa 50317 
    Person ID I3673  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 

    Father Samuel WAKEFIELD,   b. 1853, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother C. Ellen [--?--],   b. 1857, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1877  [5
    Family ID F1425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Adam ROUSH,   b. 16 Jan 1871, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1952, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1907  [6
    Census 21 May 1910  Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1 Jan 1925  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Divorced Abt 1928 
    Divorce Filed 4 Apr 1928  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • A petition for divorce was filed by Nellie Rouse against William A. Rouse, 1211 East Seventeenth street. Rouse, she alleged, struck and beat her, used vile and abusive language and threatened her.
    Petition for Divorce
    Petition for Divorce
    Divorced Bef 1930  [11, 12, 13
    Divorce 
    Children 
     1. George Raymond ROUSE,   b. 3 Jul 1909, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1985  (Age 76 years)
     2. Arthur ROUSE,   b. 12 Jan 1912, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1992  (Age 80 years)
     3. Harold David ROUSE,   b. 11 Dec 1914, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1993, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Merle William ROUSE,   b. 16 Apr 1918, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1918, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Clyde WAKEFIELD,   b. 1907, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Roy YATES,   b. Abt 1885, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 16 Apr 1930  [14
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1889 - Plano, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 May 1910 - Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 May 1910 - Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jan 1920 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jan 1920 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1925 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jan 1925 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorce Filed - 4 Apr 1928 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 2002 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Des Moines, Iowa 50317 - - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    gramma nellie email photo.jpg
    gramma nellie email photo.jpg
    Nellie Florence Wakefield (taken circa 1901)

  • Notes 


    • The oldest known Iowan is Nellie Cross of Des Moines who is 112 years old. Mrs. Cross was born in Plano Iowa in 1889 and currently resides with a granddaughter in her own home in Des Moines. She lived on a farm near Centerville until she married and moved to Des Moines. She raised four boys. Nellie's granddaughter said it was eventful when Nellie turned 111 in October 2000. Her grandmother, Nellie, celebrated this special occasion at the Meskwaki Casino in Tama. Nellie credits her long life to not drinking or smoking. She always liked to be outdoors and loved to fish. Until a few years ago, Nellie routinely worked in her yard -- in fact her granddaughter remembered when she was 104 she raked 28 bags of leaves from her yard. More recently, Nellie's health has declined, but she still reminisces about much of her life when visiting with friends and family. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Centenarian Fact Sheet, TMG Src#: 382.

    2. [S874] Iowa, Appanoose County - 1910 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Appanoose, (http://www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 390, Bellair, enumeration district (ED) 0012, p. 14A, dwelling 283 (Reliability: 3).
      William Roush, head, male, white, age 41, married, able to read and write, born in Missouri, father born in Pensylvania, mother born in Illinois, (mother tongue English), third mariage, married two years, occupation miner; Nellie Roush, wife, white, age 20, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, (mother tongue English), able to read and write, married two years, birthed two children; Clyde Roush, age 3, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; Raymond Roush, age 10/12, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa.

    3. [S875] Iowa, Polk County - 1920 U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), T625, roll 509, Des Moines, enumeration district (ED) 160, p. 16A, dwelling 359 (Reliability: 3).
      William Rouse, head, male, home owned (free), white, age 48, married, not able to read or write, born in Missouri, father and mother born in United States, occupation teamster (garbage); Nellie Rouse, wife, white, age 31, able to read and write, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa; Raymond, son, white male, age 10, attending school, able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; Arthur Rouse, son, white male, age 8, attending school, born in Iowa, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; Harold Rouse, son, white male, age 5, born in Iowa, father born in Missour, mother born in Iowa.

    4. [S1065] Find A Grave NEW, (http://www.findagrave.com: 2016), accessed 4 May 2017, Nellie F. Cross, 101159028. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S531] 1900 Census IA Appanoose County, TMG Src#: 563., Sam M. Wakefield (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S813] Des Moines Register, Iowa. Des Moines., "William A. Rouse Services Friday," 19 Nov 1952, p. 10, col. 6; digital images, \i Newspapers.com\i0  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 18 Sep 2017). (Reliability: 3).
      Services for William A. Rouse, 82, of 125 E. Kirkwood ave., will be at 3 p. m. Friday at the Hamilton funeral home, with burial in Laurel Hill cemetery. Mr. Rouse, a Des Moines resident 65 years, died of a coronary occlusion Tuesday at his home following a three-year illness. A native of Chillicothe, Mo., Mr. Rouse formerly was a teamster for the city. Surviving are three sons, George R., with whom he made his home, Arthur F. and Harold D., both of Des Moines; two daughters, Mrs. May Butler of Des Moines and Mrs. Myrtle Pedersen of Fort Des Moines; a stepson Clyde Wakefield of Detroit, Mich.; 22 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

    7. [S525] 1910 Census IA Appanoose Co, TMG Src#: 557., William Roush (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S367] 1920 Census IA Polk Co, William Rouse (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S527] 1925 Census Wm Rouse, (1 Jan 1925), TMG Src#: 559., 212 Dixon Street (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S1186] Des Moines Tribune, Iowa. Des Moines., 4 Apr 1928, p. 17, col. 2; digital images, \i Newspapers.com\i0  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 26 Nov 2017). (Reliability: 3).
      A petition for divorce was filed by Nellie Rouse against William A. Rouse, 1211 East Seventeenth street. Rouse, she alleged, struck and beat her, used vile and abusive language and threatened her.

    11. [S376] 1930 Census IA Polk Co, TMG Src#: 414., David H. Roush (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S376] 1930 Census IA Polk Co, TMG Src#: 414., Roy Yates (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S813] Des Moines Register, Iowa. Des Moines., 4 Apr 1928, p. 17, col. 2; digital images, \i Newspaperscom\i0  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 Sep 2017). (Reliability: 3).
      A petition for divorce was filed by Nellie Rouse against William A. Rouse, 1211 East Seventeenth street. Rouse, she alleged, struck and beat her, used vile and abusive language and threatened her.

    14. [S367] 1920 Census IA Polk Co, Roy Yates (Reliability: 0).


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