Klaasje Clara de Vries

8 May 1887–4 October 1973 (Age 86)
Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Klaasje Clara

When Klaasje Clara de Vries was born on 8 May 1887, in Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Pieter Sjoerd DeVries, was 44 and her mother, Trijnte Snijder, was 41. She married Benjamin H Lake on 12 April 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and South Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 October 1973, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Benjamin H Lake
Klaasje Clara de Vries
Marriage: 12 April 1907
Robert Benjamin Lake
Ruth Iona Lake
Muriel Lake

Spouse and Children

12 April 1907


    Robert Benjamin Lake



    Muriel Lake


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Lake in household of Benjamin Lake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Lake in household of Benjamin Lake, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Lake in household of Benjamin H Lake, "United States Census, 1910"

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