Biography of Leslie W. Lake


Lake, Leslie W., Hamburg, was born in that town, April 25, 1849. He was educated in the public schools, Griffith Institute, and was graduated from the State Normal School of Buffalo, N. Y. He taught school several years and has been principal of Hamburg and Aurora Academies, also the School of Practice in Buffalo, N. Y. He was school commissioner from 1888 until 1891. In 1891 he formed a copartnership with A. C. Eddy; in the grocery business, which continues until now. Mr. Lake is a member of Fraternal Lodge No. 625, F. & A. M. and the I. O. O. F. Mr. Lake's father, Samuel, was born in the town of Boston, Erie county, N. Y., in 1818. He married Syiphina Pierce of his cnative town and they had two children, Leslie W. (as above) and Hortense. He died in 1858 and his wife in 1866.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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