Homer Martin Lavake

18 March 1872–about 1940 (Age 67)
Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Homer Martin

When Homer Martin Lavake was born on 18 March 1872, in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Marcus Lavake, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elisabeth Todd, was 32. He married Sarah Lethe Joiner on 14 February 1894, in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sand Lake, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years and Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States in 1935. He died about 1940, in Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hayward, Sawyer, Wisconsin, United States.

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Homer Martin Lavake
Sarah Lethe Joiner
Marriage: 14 February 1894
Lane A Levake
Anita Ione Levake
Jane Lavake
John Maurice Levake
Morris Lavake
Lucille Joiner Levake
Sencille Z Levake
Theodore Alvin Levake
Homer Nielson Levake
Morris Volk
Robert Levake

Spouse and Children

14 February 1894
Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States


    Lane A Levake


    Anita Ione Levake


    Jane Lavake



    Morris Lavake


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Clarence Leslie Lavake


    Addie Celestia Levake



    Warren Edward Lavake


    Oscar Alonzo Levake


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 North German: variant of Laack .2 Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads near Oslo named Låke, possibly from a river name from Old Norse leka ‘drip’, ‘leak’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homer E. Le Vake in household of John A. Le Vake, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Homer M Lavake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Homer M Lavake, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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