Lewis Martin Lageson

Male8 May 1885–13 July 1938

Brief Life History of Lewis Martin

When Lewis Martin Lageson was born on 8 May 1885, in Ellendale, Steele, Minnesota, United States, his father, Lars Lageson, was 32 and his mother, Gunhild Marie Andersdatter, was 28. He married Bessie Mae Deffenbaker about 1910, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Worth, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 July 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53.

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Lewis Martin Lageson
Bessie Mae Deffenbaker
Marriage: about 1910
Donald E Lageson
Edward Lageson

Sources (9)

  • Ludvie M Lageson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lewis Lageson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Ludvig Lageson in entry for Donald Eaman Lageson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1910United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State

    Age 4

    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 15

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Knute.

    Americanized form of Norwegian Lagesen: patronymic from Lage, a personal name meaning ‘friend’, which is of the same origin as -lagi in Old Norse félagi ‘comrade, partner’.

    Americanized form (and a very rare Swedish variant) of Lagesson, a rare Swedish cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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