Ida May Ake

22 December 1884–22 January 1954 (Age 69)
La Porte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ida May

When Ida May Ake was born on 22 December 1884, in La Porte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Ake, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Jane Smith, was 22. She married Charles Leroy Lewis on 7 October 1908, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 19, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 22 January 1954, in Westville, New Durham Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Arthur L Todd
Ida May Ake
Marriage: 10 June 1919
Herbert Harley Todd

Spouse and Children

10 June 1919
LaPorte, Indiana, United States


    Herbert Harley Todd


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Ake





World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 5

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a prominent oak tree, from Middle English ake ‘oak’, or a habitational name from the village of Aike, near Lockington, East Yorkshire, which is named with Old English āc ‘oak’, dative āce ‘(place at) the oak tree’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ida Todd in household of Arthur Todd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Todd in household of Arthur Todd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ida M Todd in household of Arthur L Todd, "United States Census, 1930"

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