In a book from 1915 I found a sentence which reads "Mat Waite was the son of a silversmith, John Wake, who wrought at his trade near upon a century ago. His father also was a worker in silver." ::: However, when I go to the actual text of the book, it seems to read "John Waite" instead of "John Wake" so this could be some sort of error in translation ::: This must be an error which occurred when translating the physical text into digital text :::
There's a long history of a Wake family in England, which is of historical interest, but no mention of a "J. Wake" have I yet found :::
I get the feeling these would be English Colonial/English Provincial rather than American, what do you think when you look at the spoons?