Jeptha Minor Lake

Male28 August 1898–24 October 1960

Brief Life History of Jeptha Minor

When Jeptha Minor Lake was born on 28 August 1898, in Farber, Audrain, Missouri, United States, his father, Rufus Arthur Lake, was 27 and his mother, Pearl Ethel Williams, was 23. He married Anna Marie Oswald on 1 July 1928, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in United States in 1949 and World for about 5 years. He died on 24 October 1960, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeptha Minor Lake
1898–1960
Anna Marie Oswald
1902–1997
Marriage: 1 July 1928
Jay Vaughn Lake
1931–2015

Sources (31)

  • J Minor Lake, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jeptha Minor Lake - Government record: birth: 28 August 1898; Farber, Audrain, Missouri, United States
  • Minor Lake, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1928Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

    Age 2

    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 18

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.

    English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).

    North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Lower Saxony so named, or a topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lake ‘swamp, swampy meadow’ (Middle Dutch also ‘border water’).

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

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    Biography of Jeptha Minor Lake

    Jeptha Minor Lake was born in Audrain County, Missouri, three miles from Farber on August 28, 1898, on the Lake family farm. He was given the name Jeptha Minor Lake because “Grandmother Lake” request …

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