Walter Clark Lake

11 November 1864–1922 (Age 57)
Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Clark

When Walter Clark Lake was born on 11 November 1864, in Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Ezra Lake, was 22 and his mother, Harret Ann Adams, was 21. He married Rebecca J. Sharp on 13 May 1888, in Atlantic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years and Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1900. He died in 1922, at the age of 58, and was buried in Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States.

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Walter Clark Lake
Rebecca J. Sharp
Marriage: 13 May 1888
Olive Lake

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  • Marriage
    13 May 1888Atlantic, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    Age 13
    Post office est. Oct 25, 1877
    Age 17
    John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Walter Lake in household of Ezra Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Walter C Lake in household of Ezra A Lake, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Walter Lake, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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