Louise Jane Wake

5 August 1854–7 January 1936 (Age 81)
Faceby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Louise Jane

When Louise Jane Wake was born on 5 August 1854, in Faceby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Wake, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 30. She married Charles Christian Beringer on 24 January 1877, in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 January 1936, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Charles Christian Beringer
Louise Jane Wake
Marriage: 24 January 1877
Elsie Irene Beringer
Jane Louisa Berringer
George William Beringer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1877Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 3
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 13
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 22
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English:occupational name for ‘(man of) the watch’, from Middle English wak, wake ‘wake, vigil, watch, period of guard duty’ (Old English wacu, Old Norse vaka). It alternates with the synonymous Middle English wache (Old English wacce), hence the variant Watch. The surname was also interchangeable with Waite (the equivalent Old French term) which, like Wake, was sometimes translated as Latin vigil ‘(one who is) watchful, alert’. Compare the synonymous Vail . When the bearers had high social status, the surname probably denoted an officer with responsibility for the security of a castle, town, or royal person. Compare Wakeman .variant of Wack .

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Louise Jane Wake in entry for Jane L Or Jennie Louise Beringer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jane Beringer in household of C C Beringer, "New Mexico Territorial Census, 1885"
    • Jane Wake, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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