Advertisement
Advertisement

Wanda Louise Mayfield (1916 - 2003)

A photo of Wanda Louise Mayfield
Add photo
Wanda Louise Mayfield
1916 - 2003
Born
January 7, 1916
Death
June 2, 2003
Summary
Wanda Louise Mayfield was born on January 7, 1916. She is the child of Joseph E. Mayfield and Clistie Gertrude (Harmon) Mayfield, with sibling Norman. She died on June 2, 2003 at 87 years old.
1 Follower
Updated: January 10, 2021
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Wanda Louise Mayfield. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Wanda's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Wanda is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Wanda's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Wanda Louise Mayfield
Most commonly known as
Wanda Louise Mayfield
Full name
Did Wanda go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Unknown. Did Wanda move a lot? Where was her last known location?
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Wanda Mayfield was born on
Birth
Wanda Mayfield died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Wanda.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Wanda Louise Mayfield?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Wanda's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Wanda born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did Wanda finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Wanda attend?

Religion

Was Wanda a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Wanda baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Wanda did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Wanda's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Wanda serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Wanda Mayfield?
View other bios of people named Wanda Mayfield
Advertisement
Advertisement
Wanda's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Mayfield family tree.

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Wanda's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Wanda.

Cancel

Share Wanda's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Wanda Louise Mayfield passed away on June 2, 2003 at 87 years old. She was born on January 7, 1916. She is the child of Joseph E. Mayfield and Clistie Gertrude (Harmon) Mayfield, with sibling Norman.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Wanda's lifetime.

In 1916, in the year that Wanda Louise Mayfield was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1929, when she was merely 13 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1931, by the time she was merely 15 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1950, when she was 34 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1973, she was 57 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top