Archibald Overton Lake

23 June 1878–
Richmond, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Archibald Overton

When Archibald Overton Lake was born on 23 June 1878, in Richmond, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Frederick Lake, was 39 and his mother, Elicia Adelaide Parks, was 32. He married Viola Lyman on 18 September 1899, in Brookville, Milton, Halton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Archibald Overton Lake
Viola Lyman
Marriage: 18 September 1899
Hazel Evelyn Lake
Harold Grange Verner Lake
Lillian Viola Muriel Lake

Spouse and Children

18 September 1899
Brookville, Milton, Halton, Ontario, Canada


    Hazel Evelyn Lake


    Harold Grange Verner Lake


    Lillian Viola Muriel Lake


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World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 8

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 56

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Country): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus. This meaning, which ousted the native sense, came too late to be found as a place name element, but may lie behind some examples of the surname.2 Part translation of French Beaulac .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archibald Lake in household of James Lake, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Archie Overton Lake in entry for Viela Muriel Lake, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Archie Lake in entry for Harold Grange Verner Lake, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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