|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1887|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1970|
Son of William Lake Perry & Heneritta Wallace Lake. Husband of Violet Larner Lake.
William Perry Lake, Jr. ran away from home at the age of 14 with another boy. He arrived in South Jacksonville, FL. in 1907. As a young man he worked the saw mills along the railroad to Cedar Keys, FL.
He enlisted in the US Navy, at Miami, Florida on December 21, 1917. Served on USS Albert from December 26, 1918 to February 17, 1919. Discharged from US Navy, Key West, FL. September 30, 1921.
William "Bill" was a machinist by trade, he ran the Gulf Oil Overhaul Shop in Jacksonville during the Great Depression. He also worked as a traveling troubleshooter for Gulf Oil trying to reduce the hijacking of oil tankers (trucks).
William Perry worked several years for Hucking Yacht Corporation developing and troubleshooting marine engines and drives of custom built yachts.
William owned the W.P. Lake Machine Shop at the foot of Newman Street in Jacksonville for many years. He also was employed as the machine shop superintendent at C.I.Capps and Rubin Iron Works in Jacksonville.
Violet Larner Lake (1907 - 1986)*
Maintained by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
Record added: Jul 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28304196
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