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 
    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
    Person ID I3673  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 18 Apr 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  [2
    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. Abt 1952, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1907 
    Census 21 May 1910  Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1 Jan 1925  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Divorced Bef 1930  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. George Raymond ROUSE,   b. 3 Jul 1909,   d. 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 ROUSE,   b. 11 Dec 1914, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1993  (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, , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Living
    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  [8
    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 - 14 Jan 1920 - 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 MapsDied - 3 Apr 2002 - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    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. [S531] 1900 Census IA Appanoose County, TMG Src#: 563., Sam M. Wakefield (Reliability: 0).

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

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

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

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

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

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


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