Grace A. Lake

FemaleJuly 1881–1943

Brief Life History of Grace A.

When Grace A. Lake was born in July 1881, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, John Winfield Lake, was 26 and her mother, Lucinda Rhoda Markwick, was 23. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Mervin M Casler. She lived in New Bremen, Lewis, New York, United States for about 5 years and Croghan, Croghan, Lewis, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1943, in Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Petries Corners, Lewis, New York, United States.

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Mervin M Casler
Grace A. Lake
Laura Louise Casler
Mervin Casler
Vivian Casler
Julia Jane Casler
Marion R Casler

Sources (6)

  • Grace A Castler in household of Mervin Castler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Lake in entry for Albert Lee Phillips and Laura Louise Casler, "New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935"
  • Grace A Casler in household of Mervin Casler, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.

English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).

North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Lower Saxony so named, or a topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lake ‘swamp, swampy meadow’ (Middle Dutch also ‘border water’).

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

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