Harry R. (Curley) Wakefield

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, March 18, 1956

H. R. Wakefield Taken By Death

Harry R. (Curley) Wakefield, 63, proprietor of two Lewiston restaurant-taverns, died at his home at 1027 9th Ave. last night at 10.

Death was caused by leukemia, a disease he had had for the last five years.

He owned and operated Curley's No. 1 in North Lewiston for many years, and more recently added Curley's No. 2 at 1704 Main St. He had worked most of his life as a baker and groceryman, running a service station at one time, before retiring from these activities in 1947. Also prior to his retirement, he owned and operated the J. T. Moser cherry orchards in North Lewiston.

He was born May 11, 1892, at Barry, Ill. He resided in Illinois until 1920, when he came to Clarkston. Five years later he moved to Lewiston, where he had since made his home.

He married Vallie Hammond at Hannibal, Mo., Feb. 7, 1914.

He was a member of Lewiston Elks Lodge.

Survivors besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Georgina LaRocque of Lewiston; a brother, Cecil Wakefield of St. Louis, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Frank Finn of Decatur, Ill.

Funeral services are pending at the Brower-Wann Funeral Home.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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