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1 William LAKE Sr.
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Birth:         30 Jul 1826, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, England
Death:         11 Oct 1918, 427 Eighth Ave. Clinton, IA
Occ:           Engineer, Lawyer, Iowa State Legislature, Justice Peace
Father:        John LAKE (1795-1856)
Mother:        Flora Margaret PONTIFEX (1802-1869)
Batch Number C022691 1725-1875 Source Call No. 0104918 Printout call No. Film 0820607
Biography
In the 1860 census Wm and wife Elizabeth are living in Clinton Iowa with sons Wm. and John and daughter Flora.  William is working as a day laborer.  In 1870 Wm. Sr.  is a machinist and Wm. Jr is a Tinsmith.  In the 1870 census, I also find a Wm. Lake (Jr) single, born in England in 1849 who is a tinsmith living in Cook Co. These census reports were done about a month apart so it is possible that William Jr. was counted twice.
Immigrated to America in 1849, traveling from Liverpool to New York aboard the ship Andrew Foster, the Lakes settled into Elgin Illinois where the family were some of the city pioneers.  Lake Street in Elgin is named after William and his house is still standing on the corner of Lake St. and Michigan.  The family then moved to Clinton, Iowa in 1857.  William became an attorney in 1871 and lived in Clinton until his death in 1918.  He was 92 years old.
William was a member of Western Star Lodge 100 in 1859, was a Shriner, A Royal Arch Mason, Keystone Chapter; a Knight Templar; and a member of DeMolay consistory.  He and Elizabeth were members of the First Baptist Church.   William was also a member of the Clinton Country Pioneers' Association as President for 10 yrs. Make several trips back to England one of which was in 1909.  He also visited the Holy Lands when he was in his 80's as that is where he was during the time of the 1910 census.. 
Spouse:        Elizabeth MEREDITH
Birth:         27 Mar 1824, Llangattock Vibon Avel, Monmouthshire, Wales
Death:         4 Jun 1897, Clinton, IA
Burial:        Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, IA
Father:        James MEREDITH (1780-)
Mother:        Eleanor POWELL (1799-~1851)
Marr:          7 Oct 1848, Monmouthshire, England
Children:      William (1849-1934)
               Harriot (1851-1852)
               John (1854-1883)
               Flora A. (1856-1861)
               Eleanor Elizabeth (1860-1935)
               Frederick Henry (-1863)
               James (-1863)
1.1a William LAKE Jr.*
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Birth:         2 Jan 1849, Skenfrith, Monmouthsire, Wales
Death:         22 May 1934, Highland Park, IL - Lake Co.
Spouse:        Louisa M. HENDRICKS
Birth:         15 Oct 1853, Tottleben, Sachsen, Preussen
Death:         3 Jul 1915, Clinton, Iowa
Burial:        Springdale Cemetery, Clinton Iowa
Father:        Johann Benjamin HEINRICH (1821-1887)
Mother:        Maria Elisabetha LEICH (1826-)
Marr:          27 Dec 1881, Cook Co. Illinois - License #0005851
Children:      Jennie Elizabeth (1883-1974)
               Charles William (1885-1981)
               Louisa Irene (1887-1943)
               Sebastian Greenway (1889-1946)
               John (1891-1949)
               Female Infant (-1892)
Other Spouses Mabel
1.1b William LAKE Jr.* (See above)
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Spouse:        Mabel
Children:      Willie
Other Spouses Louisa M. HENDRICKS
1.2 Harriot LAKE
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Birth:         Jul 1851, Elgin, Il
Death:         Apr 1852, Elgin, Il
1.3 John LAKE
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Birth:         28 Sep 1854, Elgin, Il
Death:         18 Sep 1883, Fort Dodge, Iowa
John and Leda are found in the 1880 census, living in Clinton Iowa with son Frederick.
Spouse:        Leda KINCH
Birth:         abt 1860, Aurora, Illinois
Death:         1934, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Burial:        Oakhill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Father:        Lewis KINCH (1832-)
Mother:        Henrietta (Nettie) STILES (1837-)
In the 1910 census, Berry twp, Grant Co. Oklahoma with her daughter Nina.  At this time Fred is visiting England with his grandfather Wm. Lake as found on the Ellis Island Records. Leda in working in a Millenary Shop and eventually opens her own.    
Children:      Fredrick (1879-1935)
Death:         1861, Clinton, Iowa
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Birth:         1856, Elgin, Il
1.4 Flora A. LAKE
Birth:  abt 1857
Death:  abt 1869
1.5 Eleanor Elizabeth LAKE
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Birth:         28 Nov 1860, Clinton, Iowa
Death:         27 Sep 1935, Clinton, Iowa
Member of Clinton chapter 65 OES and GIA to B of LE.
Spouse:        C. H. (Clayton B.) OLNEY
Birth:         14 Feb 1860, Thomson, Ill
Death:         10 Oct 1940, Clinton, Iowa
Burial:        12 Oct 1940, Springdale cemetery, Clinton Iowa
Occ:           North Western railway engineer
Father:        Levi Harris OLNEY (1823-1901)
Mother:        Eunice Camilla HOUSE (1826-)
Marr:          12 Jun 1884, Clinton, Iowa
Children:      Alfred (Elford) L. (1887-1965)
               Mae (1889-)
               Ralph H. (1891-)
               Esther Pearl (1895-1939)
               Isabel Mildred (1897-1979)
1.6 Frederick Henry LAKE
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Death:         1863
1.7 James LAKE
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Death:         1863
Sources:
1841 Wales Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO),
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: M653_316; Page: 73; Image: 302.
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Clinton Ward 4, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: M593_384; Page: 155; Image: 312.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: T9_334; Family History Film: 1254334; Page: 194.2000; Enumeration District: 290; Image: 0390.
Iowa State Census, 1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Iowa. 1895 Iowa State Census. Des Moines, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: T623 425; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 10.
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Clinton Ward 3, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: T624_398; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 723.
Marriage certificate to Elizabeth Meredith.
Letters, published biography, obit, among others.