Newton WAKEFIELD, 1903 WA -1980 ID (see obituary), was an engineer, and son of attorney (and John's namesake) William John Charles WAKEFIELD (b 4 Sep 1862 VT) and Louise AMMANN, (b Mar 1873 IL). The WAKEFIELD line traces back to Jonathan WAKEFIELD in 1705 Wells, Maine. WJCW was the son of Luther & Lorinda (PLACE) WAKEFIELD, married 27 Jul 1858 . Lorinda traces back to Enoch PLACE in 1631 England.
In 1870, WJCW, age 8, lived with his parents (Luther & Lorinda WAKEFIELD) in Hinesburg VT. --Chittenden County, Hinesburg, page 6.
In Mar 1873, Louise AMMANN was born to Arnold & Caroline (SCHWAB) AMMANN. Arnold and Caroline married 30 Jun 1870 in St Louis MO. Arnold was born 6 Apr 1845 in Wittenwil, Thurgau, Switzerland to Johann Heinrich AMMANN and Anna Magdalena (---).
In 1880, Louise is living with her parents in Sangamon IL (erroneously listed as "male"). --view census transcript.
In 1880, "Willie" and his dad, Luther, were living with the constable in Ludlow VT. -- view census transcript.
on 10 Jun 1896, William JC WAKEFIELD married Louise AMMANN. B Mar 1873 IL, parents b Switzerland and Germany.
In 1900, WJCW and Louise, married 4 years, lived at 2328 W First Ave, Spokane. This remained their address through at least the 1930 census See GoogleMaps Streetview. Louise's mother, Caroline AMMANN, b Aug 1852 GER, widow, lived in Spokane with son Charles E, b Feb 1881 IL (SWI, GER), view census. Helen WAKEFIELD was born 1 Mar 1901 at Spokane to WJCW & Louise. Newton WAKEFIELD was born (unnamed) on 17 May 1903, and baptized Episcopalian.
In 1910, the WAKEFIELD family, including attorney WJCW, Newton 7, and domestic helpers, are in Spokane. -- view census transcript.
In 1920, Newton, 16 and his family are in Spokane. view census transcript. Newton attended MIT in 1923-1926, graduated with BS in General Engineering
In 1930, Newton, 26, aviation engineer, was single and living at home. view census transcript.
On 4 Jul 1931, William JC WAKEFIELD died in Spokane.
In WW2, Newton WAKEFIELD was a civil engineer, Navy and airline pilot, and landed the first plane at NAS Whidbey Island, on 5 Aug 1942. He later became Operations Officer there.
Newton married 11 May 1942 at St Thomas, Cd'A to Mary Dorothy BRESNAN (10 Jun 1906- 6 Jun 1973; daughter of Hugh and Susan (CLARK) BRESNAN). After 1973, he married  widow Vera I (CRISSEY) [McDONALD]. Newton died in March 1980. Vera then married Justin '28 BRODERICK in 1981. She died in 1997.
Dorothy (BRESNAN) WAKEFIELD