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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

LAKE, Harry (Bedford IA)



IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO: "Harry Lake, Bedford Iowa"

PHOTO TAKEN: unknown location and photographer, but likely Bedford Iowa c. 1904

PURCHASED: This image is part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream.

This is Harry Clifford Lake, born 27 June 1882 in Conway, Iowa, to parents Albert Enos Lake (1850-1940) and Sarah L. Reed (1848-_).

The family is found on the 1900 Federal Census:

1900 Federal Census > Iowa > Taylor > Bedford

  • LAKE, Albert E., head, Sept 1850, 49, born in Mass of Mass parents, County Treasurer
  • LAKE, Sarah L., wife, July 1848, 51, born in Mass of RI & MA parents
  • LAKE, Walter H., son, Mar 1878, 22 single, born in Iowa, Deputy Treasurer
  • LAKE, Harry C., son, Jun 1882, 17 single, born in Iowa, at School

Harry married Harriet "Maud" Barr, and they had two daughters and two sons:

  • Julia Lake (1921) m. Ferringer
  • Harriet Alberta Lake (1922-2009) m. John R. Morgan
  • Harry J. Lake (1924-2000) m. Mary Grace Gangemi
  • Clifford John Lake (1928-2002)

The family is found on the 1930 Census:

1930 Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Indiana County

  • LAKE, Harry, head, 47, born in Iowa of Mass parents, specialty salesman food products
  • LAKE, Harriet Maude, wife, 34, born in PA of PA parents
  • LAKE, Julia, dau, 9, born in PA
  • LAKE, Alberta, dau, 7, born in PA
  • LAKE, Harry Jr, son, 5, born in PA
  • LAKE, Clifford J., son, 1yr 7mo, born in PA

Harry died 1 Jun 1976 (age 93) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His memorial at Findagrave can be found here.


  1. Welcome to GeneaBloggers. Your focus of saving old photos is one of my favorite activities, too. I scoop up photos for whom I can find descendants and then mail the photos with a note, as a gift.

  2. Congratulations on your 10th blogiversary. A decade is a huge accomplishment.