Sperry Nelson Lake

July 1871–23 August 1922 (Age 51)
North Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Sperry Nelson

When Sperry Nelson Lake was born in July 1871, in North Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Frederick Lake, was 32 and his mother, Elicia Adelaide Parks, was 25. He married Minnie Bockus on 5 December 1894, in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and York, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 23 August 1922, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 51, and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Sperry Nelson Lake
1871–1922
Minnie Bockus
1874–1927
Marriage: 5 December 1894
Kenneth Burton Lake
1896–
Edith May Lake
1902–
Sperry Nelson Lake
1904–1904
Fred Lake
1905–
Lake
1911–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1894
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

    Male1896–Male

    Edith May Lake

    Female1902–Female

    Sperry Nelson Lake

    Male1904–1904Male

    Fred Lake

    Male1905–Male

    Lake

    Male1911–1911Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 12

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 15

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 35

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sperry Lake in household of James Lake, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Sperry Nelson Lake, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Sperry N Lake in entry for Fred Lake, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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