When John David LaFollette was born on 25 June 1856, in Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Jerome Boneparte La Follette, was 24 and his mother, Sophia Jane Howard, was 25. He married T D Mae Belcher on 26 October 1896, in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States. He lived in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States for about 30 years and Election Precinct 1 East Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1940, in Crook, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States.
Altered form of French Lefollet (also Le Follet): variant of Follet, a nickname from follet ‘mad, crazy’. Because of the altered feminine-like ending, which reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t, the masculine definite article le was similarly changed to the feminine form la. The surname Lefollet or Le Follet is very rare in France.
History: John Lefollet was recorded in 1752 living along the Wallkill River in NJ. He is believed to be the progenitor of the Lafollette Family.