Lake, William

199 William Lake, age 55. He was a 2nd Class Bedroom Steward on the Lusitania and was the son of the late Philip and Elizabeth Lake. He was born at Warrington, Lancashire, and it seems his birth had been registered there in the second quarter of 1860. There is a chance he was the William Lake who in 1881 was 21 years old and was described as a draper, a native of Lancashire, living at Knutsford Road in Lachford, Cheshire/Lancashire, England, with his family. His father was Philip Lake, a provisions dealer born about 1825 at Exeter, Lancashire (?), and his mother was Margaret, born about 1829 in Lancashire. William’s brothers and sisters were George, 18, a cabinet maker, Philip Edward, 16, an art fitter, Sarah Jane, 14, a dressmaker, Fanney, 12, Magge (Maggie), 10, Anne, 8, and Elizzie, 4. He was the husband of Martha Elizabeth Lake (nee Roberts), of 80, Brookdale Road, Liverpool. William Lake married Martha Elizabeth Roberts in St. Elphins, Warrington, Lancashire, on 1 November, 1882. His father was a Philip Lake. He was born around 1859 and was 23 at the time of his marriage. William Lake’s 1915 address was listed as 80 Brookdale Road, Liverpool. Obituary in Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, May 18.

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