John Lake Wallin

1878–1941 (Age 62)
Benton, Polk, Tennessee

The Life of John Lake

When John Lake Wallin was born on 15 November 1878, his father, James Madison Wallin, was 32 and his mother, Eglantine McClary, was 31. He married Bessie Lee Dodson on 4 September 1907, in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in San Diego Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 31 January 1941, at the age of 62.

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John Lake Wallin
Bessie Lee Dodson
Marriage: 4 September 1907
Ruby Lois Wallin

Spouse & Children

4 September 1907
Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Swedish: variant of Vallin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John L Wallin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John L Wallin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Wallin in household of James Wallin, "United States Census, 1880"

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