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May 20, 1905 Meredosia Budget

The remains of the late William Harrison Lake, whose death occurred at his home in Chicago on last Saturday morning arrived here at 8:20 o'clock Monday morning via the Wabash and were taken direct to the M.E. church, where at 11 o'clock the funeral obsequies were held, the pastor, Rev. C.H. Davis being in charge of the ceremonies. The body was laid to rest in the Hodges cemetery, which is at the foot of the bluffs, three miles east of Meredosia. William Harrison Lake was born in Indiana in 1842 and was therefore in the sixty-third year of his age when called from earth to the world beyond. While a small child he was brought by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Lake, to the immediate vicinity of Meredosia, where he resided till about the year 1888, when he removed to Kansas City, MO., and after a residence of a few years in that city he removed to St. Louis and later removing to Chicago, which place was his final earthly home. He served a period of three years in the civil war in the Eleventh regiment, Missouri infantry volunteers. His wife, who was Miss Sarah Hodges, and three sons, all of whom reside in Chicago, survive him. He is also survived by one brother, Jonathan Lake of Clayton, and probably one sister, Mr. Ellen Williamson, is still living. H.L. Lake and Mrs. Lourissa J. Hale of Meredosia are first cousins of the deceased.

Submitted by: Jeanie Hale Lowe

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