FAYOLA G. “BELLE” (SHATTUCK/SHEPHERD) LAKE

Fayola G. “Belle” (Shattuck/Shepherd) Lake gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 9, 1905 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
D. April 6, 1971 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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  • Father: Ralph Clifford Shattuck born June 20, 1880 in Turtle Town, Rock County, WI, son of Frederick Eugene Shattuck and Harriet (North) Shattuck; married (1) Gladys Winnefred Donnelly on July 31, 1902 in Winnebago County, IL; married (2) Ella (Bickford) Shattuck (1890-1957) in 1925; married Ella Flint on November 4, 1939 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA; Ralph died July 13, 1967; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, IL
  • Step Father: William R. Shepherd born about 1898 in Hungary
  • Mother: Gladys Winnifred (Donnelly) (Shattuck) (Shepherd) Koeppen born May 14, 1884 in Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, IL daughter of Edward Donnelly (1850-1924) and Mary L. (Ferron) Donnelly (1856-1945); married (1) Ralph Clifford Shattuck on July 31, 1902; married (2) William R. Shepherd (1898-1978) about 1924; married (3) Jesse Clarence Koeppen (1902-1976) on September 19, 1960 in San Bernadino, CA; Gladys died December 1976; buried in Desert Lawn Cemetery, Mohave Valley, Mohave County, AZ
  • Husband: Raymond Francis Lake born March 20, 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, IL son of Anton “Anthony” Lakomecki (1881-1922) and Eufemico “Fannie” (Zelinski) Lakomecki (1882-1938); married on July 2, 1930 in Indiana; Raymond died April 10, 1964 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Raymond Francis Lake buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Dorothy Roberta (Lake) Ash born June 27, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (1) unknown O’Brien; married (2) Donald Wallace Ash (1923-1981) on October 22, 1949, son of Louis Jacob Ash (1896-1958) and Rose Eva (Farland) Ash (1899-1989); married (3) unknown Crowe; Dorothy died June 1, 1997 in Columbia, Boone County, MO; Dorothy and Donald are buried in Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, Linn County, MO; According to the Brookfield Daily News Bulletin, June 2, 1997:

   “Dorothy Roberta Ash, 72, Brookfield, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
   She was born June 27, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., daughter of Raymond and Fayola (Shattuck) Lake.  She married Donald Wallace Ash Oct. 22, 1949.  He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1981.
   Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Robert and Debbie Ash of Brookfield; on (sic) daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Ladwig of Zion, Ill.’ 12 dgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Bud Lewis, of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Walter Mortz of Thousand Palms, Calif., and Donna and Gary Pierce of Chaska, Minn., and other relatives.
   She was also preceded in death by her parents, and son-in-law.
   Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Meadville Cemetery with Father Tom Duggan officiating.  Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997 at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral home, Brookfield.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 that evening.”

 According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Dorothy Roberta Lake (Dorothy Robertalake Obrien) (Dorothy Ash) (Dorothy Crowe); Gender: Female; Race: White: Birth Date: 27 Jun 1924; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 1 Jun 1997; Father: Raymond F Lake; Mother: Fayola G Shattuck; SSN: 360125170; Notes: Jan 1942: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Lake; Jan 1946: Name listed as Dorothy Robertalake Obrien; May 1961: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Ash;: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Crowe; 24 Jun 1997: Name listed as Dorothy R Ash”

2.  Vincent Lake, born about 1927 in Illinois; died prior to 1964
3. 
Lovie Lorraine “Laurie” (Lake) (Cloos) Mrotz born December 9, 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (1) Frances James “Frank” Cloos (1928-1970), son of Frank Christ Cloos (1901-1962) and Dorothy (Anderson) (Cloos) Norling (1905-1980) (See section pertaining to Frank Christ Cloos buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Frances James “Frank” Cloos buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) Walter Charles Mrotz, Jr.(1929-2002) on August 6, 1956 in Cook County, IL son of Walter Charles Mrotz (1896-1957) and Irene Nora (Feil) Mrotz (1902-1960); Lovie died April 30, 2001 in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, CA; According to the Desert Sun (Palm Springs CA) Wednesday, May 2, 2001, page 8:

“Lovie Mrotz – Lovie Lorraine Mrotz, 70, of  Thousand Palms died April 30, 2001, in Rancho Mirage.  She was born December 9, 1930, to Raymond F. and Fayola Shattuck Lake in Chicago.  She was admitting supervisor with Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, Rancho Mirage for 17 years.  She is survived by her husband, W.C. of Thousand Palms; her son Walter Charles of Cathedral City; her daughter, Kelly of Cathedral City; her sister, Donna Pierce of Chaska, Minn.; and many grandchildren.  Services and burial will be private under the direction of Palm Springs Mortuary of Cathedral City.”

4.  Donna Rae (Lake) Pierce; married Gary E. Pierce in 1961 in McHenry County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 3, 1961, page 2:

MARRIAGE LICENCES

Gary E. Pierce and Donna L. Lake, both of Wonder Lake.”

  • Siblings:
    • Dorothy Gladys (Shattuck) LeBrasca born June 11, 1903 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL; married James Cyrus LeBrasca (1900-1980); Dorothy died November 6, 1998 in Clark County, WA; Dorothy and James are buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, OR; According to the Oregonian (Portland OR) November 8, 1998, page D10:

Dorothy G. LeBrasca
   A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, in Willamette National Cemetery for Dorothy G. LeBrasca, who died Nov. 6 at age 95.
   Mrs. LeBrasca was born June 11, 1903, in Rockford, Ill.  Her maiden name was Shattuck.  She was a supervisor for Sears.  She was head of the Dorcas Society for the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Vancouver, Wash.  She married James, who died in 1980.
   Survivors include her brother, William Shepherd of Pigeon Ford, Ten.
   Arrangements are by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.”

    • Capitola Lovie Shattuck born November 24, 1909 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL; Capitola died March 2, 1921 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI; buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI
    • Donnelly “Donald” Ferron Shattuck/Shepherd born August 6, 1915 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI (took his stepfather’s last name); Veteran (June 28, 1943 – October 21, 1943); married (1) Rose (unknown last name) ; married (2) Corrine M. Clark on April 3, 1966 in Clark County, NV; Donnelly died August 14, 1977 in Riverside County, CA; buried in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, CA; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Donnelly Ferron Shepherd; Address: 2740 W. Wilcox St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Telephone: None; Age in Years: 25; Date of Birth: Aug. 6, 1915; Place of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Rose Shepherd; Relationship of That Person: Wife: Address of That Person: 2740 W. Wilcox St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: Donnelly Shepherd (Electrician); Place of Employment: 2740 Wilcox St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Race: White: Height: 5′ 5″; Weight: 122″; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde: Complextion: Light”

    • Arametta Patricia “Pat” (Shattuck/Shepherd) Bates born November 10, 1917 in Michigan (took her stepfather’s last name); married J. P. “Jake” Bates; died October 3, 1993 in Rancho Mirgae, Riverside County CA; buried in San Gorgonio Memorial Park, Banning, Riverside County, CA; According to the Desert Sun (Palm Springs CA) Thursday, October 7, 1993, page 4:

“Arametta Bates, 75, in Sky Valley chamber – Services for Arametta “Pat” Bates, 75, of Sky Valley will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Wiefels and Son Funeral Home in Banning.  Mrs. Bates, a native of Saginaw, Mich., died Sunday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.  She was active in the Women’s Club of Sky Valley and Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Survivors include her husband, J.P. Bates; seven stepsons, Glen Bates Sr., Jake Bates Jr., Nettie Bates, Alfred Lassiter and Jan Bates, all of Banning, Dana Bates of Desert Hot Springs and Kelly Bates of Palm Springs; a brother William Shepard of Pigeon Froge, Tenn; a sister Dorothy Lebraska of Vancouver, Wash.; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Wiefels and Son, Banning Chapel.  Burial will be at San Gorgonio Memorial Park, 2201 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning.”

    • Rene Clifford Shattuck/Shepherd born April 11, 1919 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI (took his stephfather’s last name); Rene died August 7, 1950 in Cook County, IL; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Rene Clifford Shepherd; Address: 2740 Wilcox, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Telephone: None; Age in Years: 21; Date of Birth: April 11, 1919; Place of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Gladys Winifred Shepherd; Relationship of That Person: Mother; Address of That Person: 2740 Wilcox, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Not Employed; Race: White; Height: 5′ 2″; Weight: 105; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Sallow; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Subnormal (mother’s verification); Signed: Oct. 16 1940”

  • Step-siblings:
    • William “Will” Raymond Stanford Shepherd, Jr. born April 26, 1927 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; last residence in Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, TN; William died November 26, 1999; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: William Raymond Stanford Shepherd Jr.; Place of Residence: 2740 W. Wilcox St., Chicago, Ill; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: Kedzie 5720; Age in Years: Date of Birth: April 16, 1927; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Gladys Shepherd – 2740 W Wilxoc St; Employer’s Name and Address: Burgess Batter Co. (Part Time) – Student; Place of Employment: 180 No Wabash Ave, Chicago, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5-6 3/4; Weight: 130; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Sallow; Signed: 4-16-45”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Rockford City, Rockford Township, Winnebago County, IL living at 1419 16 Avenue, the household members were: Ralph Schattuck, head, age 30, married once for 8 years, born in Wisconsin, father born in Vermont, mother born in Wisconsin, occupation: action worker – piano action; Gladys Schattuck, wife, age 26, married once for 8 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Dorothy Schattuck, daughter, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Fayola Schattuck, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Lovie Schattuck, daughter, age 5/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Saginaw City, Saginaw County, MI living 220 Brockway St., the household members were: Ralph C. Shattuck, head, age 39, married, born in Wisconsin, parents born in U.S.A., occupation: machinist – (illegible); Gladys W. Shattuck, age 35, married, born in Illinois, father born in Ireland, mother born in New York; Fayola G. Shattuck, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Lovie L. Shattuck, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Donnelly F. Shattuck, son, age 4 5/12, single, born in Michigan; Arametta P. Shattuck, daughter, age 2 1/12, singe, born in Michigan; Rene C. Shattuck, son, age 9/12, single, born in Michigan.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2123 Winchester Ave., the household members were: William Shepherd, head, age 32, married first at age 26, born in Hungary, parents born in Hungary, occupation driver – oil truck; Gladys Shepherd, wife, age 46, married first at age 18, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Fayola Shepherd, step-daughter, age 25, married first at age 16, born in Illinois, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois, Donnely Shepherd, step-son, age 15, single, born in Michigan, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois; Arametta Shepherd, step-daughter, age 12, single, born in Michigan, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois; Rene Shepherd, step-son, age 11, single, born in Michigan, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois; William Shepherd, son, age 2 11/12, single, born in Illinois, father born in Hungary, mother born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2921 Fulton Street, the household members were: Raymond Lake, head, age 32, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: chaueffeur – petroleum dealers; Fayola Lake, wife, age 35, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois lived in same place in 1935; Dorothy Lake, daughter, age 15, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Vincent Lake, son, age 13, single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Lorraine Lake, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, April 8, 1971, page 137:

“LAKE – Fay G. Lake, age 66, of North Chicago, Ill., beloved wife of the Raymond F.; dear mother of Dorothy (Donald) Ash, Lovie (Walter) Mratz and Donna Rae (Gary) Pierce; fond daughter of Gladys Koeppen; fond sister of Dorothy Le Brasca, Patricia Shepherd, Dr. Don Shepherd and Will Ray Shepherd; dear grandmother of five; great- grandmother of six.  Resting at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Interment Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake.  223-8122.”

According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Thursday, April 8, 1971, page 5:

   “FAY LAKE – WONDER LAKE – Funeral services for Mrs. Fay Lake, 66, 1645 Lakeside Avenue, North Chicago, formerly of Wonder Lake, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Strang chapel Grayslake, with burial in Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake.  Friends may call in the Chapel.
   Mrs. Lake, who died Tuesday, April 6, in McHenry Hospital, was born March 9, 1905, in Rockford, and resided in Wonder Lake for 15 years before moving to North Chicago three years ago.
   Her husband, Raymond, died in April 1965, and she was also preceded in death by a grandson.
   Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Ash, North Chicago, Mrs. Walter (Lovie) Mrotz, Cathedral, Calif., and Mrs. Gary (Donna Rae) Pierce, McHenry; her mother, Mrs. Gladys Koeppeh, Kingman, Ariz.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy LeBrasca, Vancouver, Wash., and Miss Patricia Shepherd, Palm Springs, Calif.; and two brothers, Dr. Donald Shepherd, Palm Springs, Calif., and Will Ray Shepherd, Chicago.”