M. D. Wakefield suffered a paralytic shock Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wasson.
He was left in a critical condition. His daughter, Mrs. Edgar Wellman of the vicinity of
Durhamville, was called here Tuesday.
Camden Advance Journal: July 28, 1921
Mr. Wakefield was a son of Chauncy Wakefield and Catherine Stowell Wakefield, born in Camden
August 16, 1851, practically all of his life being spent here. When a young boy he moved to
Annsville with his parents but after a short time they returned to Camden.
His marriage with Miss Ella Swanson occurred in young manhood. Several years ago they sold
their farm in the country to Frank Johnson, going to Vernon, where they bought another
splendid farm. Mr. Wakefield devoted his life to farming, and met with great success at this
occupation. He was of a quiet but very friendly dispositon and always most devoted to his
home. Many years ago he united with the Camden Presbyterian church.
Besides one daughter, Mrs. Edward Wellman of Durhamville, he leaves two brothers and two
sisters, Nathan Wakefield, whose home is in California, Alfred Wakefield of Camden, Mrs.
Edith Wakefield of Vernon and Mrs. Sarah Moyer of Utica; five grandchildren and several
nephews and nieces.
The funeral was attended two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Wasson, Rev. George McCulloch, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. The bearers
were nephews of the deceased: Charles Wakefield, Arthur Wakefield, Henry Wakefield and Geo.
W. Dana, and burial was made in the family plot in Forest Park cemetery.
Among those present at the service from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wellman and
family, Mrs. Edith Wakefield, her daughter and husband, and Mr. and Mrs. Leets from Vernon;
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wakefield from Rome; Mrs. Sarah Moyer from Utica; Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Wakefield and family from Chadwicks; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Swanson from Eastland, Tex.; Mr. and
Mrs. Giles Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walker and family from Westmoreland.
WAKEFIELD - In Camden, N.Y., July 21, 1921, Mathew D. Wakefield, aged nearly 70 years.
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