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 Emma Althea Lake Humphreys and her brother

 Charles Wilbur Lake, called Charlie.  There definitely is

 a family resemblance and both of them reflect their

 somewhat well-to-do upbringing.  Emma was known to

 have  made her other relatives aware of her pride in

 her background even though we know that she,

 her mother, Sophia Matilda Taft Lake, and her siblings

 had their times of struggle and deprivation after

 the untimely death of their father Valentine Amey Lake

 in Rockton, Illinois.   To her, "keeping up

 appearances" was  important. 


 This photo was made available courtesy of Dawn

  LaVerne Coon Barber, a great-grand daughter of Hattie

  May Lake and Henry Poor.