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Family Journal  September 2009-August 2010

Mary Mefferd, daughter of Gladys Lake and (late) Leslie Lake is recuperating following breast surgery.  She will be taking radiation treatments in the next few weeks and covets your prayers. Gladys Lake, widow of Leslie T. Lake is recuperating at home in Columbia, Tennessee following a heart attack shortly after Christmas.  Email the WebMaster for […]


Sunday, April 20, 2008 By William Kelly To fly with the birds, the run like horses, to sink and swim with fishes, to move and go where no man has gone before, to do things man has never done and be the first to do it, were all hallmarks of man’s great technological leaps of […]

2015-03-14 * Charles Henry Masland 3rd

Charles Henry Masland 3rd, husband of Virginia Parlin Masland and son of Charles H. Masland 2nd and Beatrice Graham Masland, died on March 14, 2015 at the age of 94. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their four children: Charles (Chad) H. Masland 4th (wife, Robin Masland), Deborah P. Masland (husband, Marc […]

Family keeps Tale Spinner’s historical photo tradition alive – OC Sentinel article

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:01 pm By KRISTEN KELLEHER/Sentinel staff | 0 comments OCEAN CITY – The children of the late Edna Streaker May, known to many as the South End Tale Spinner for her storytelling abilities, continued a tradition their mother carried on for  more than 30 years. The family displayed thousands of pictures of Ocean City from […]

Essay – Alexa Mealey – 2016 LFHA OCHS Scholarship Award Receipient

Alexa Mealey Ocean City, New Jersey has always been one of the most special places in the world for me. It was built on values I stand firm in and has always remained true to its origins. My knowledge of the enormous impact the Lake family has had on our society is still growing but […]

Minutes of LFHA Annual Business Meeting – 2015

MINUTES OF THE LAKE FAMILY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING August 29, 2015 The meeting was brought to order by President Dr. Janice Lake Betts at 3:15 pm. We joined in singing “Blesst Be the Tie That Binds”, Ray Dunbar led us in prayer. Harry Lake read from scripture, Psalm 33, verses 1 – 10. […]

Minutes of LFHA Annual Business Meeting – 2018

The Lake Family Historical Association 2018 Business Meeting Minutes Aug. 25, 2018 Welcome and Call to order: 2:04 pm Hymn: Amazing Grace Prayer:  Harry Lake Scripture Reading: Gavin Crowley, Harry & Sharon’s grandson Scripture Reference: Proverbs 4: 1-10 Prayer Roll:  John Rush, Connie King and Pearl Gill and their families need prayers. President Janice Betts […]

2014-10-24 * Desiree (Faunce) Simmons

Obituary On October 24, 2014, Desiree Faunce Simmons passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved, after a brave, defiant fight with cancer in Griffin, GA. She was born in Tampa, Florida on June 3, 1956. She grew up in Griffin, where she attended Griffin High School. Desiree resided […]

2017-08-02 * Joseph Alton Loveland

November 1, 1943 – August 2, 2017 https://www.wimbergfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Joseph-Loveland/#!/Obituary Obituary for Joseph Alton Loveland Joseph Alton Loveland, Jr., 73, of Port Republic, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division. Joe attended Port Republic Elementary school and graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1961. Joe was known as the “no […]

2016-08-29 * Todd Paul Mark Cheesman

Todd P. Cheesman, 48, a resident of Concord, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 29 at Hospice House in Concord, NH after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan (Therriault) Cheesman and his daughter Sarah. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Davis, of Philadelphia, PA; his […]

2019-07-31 * Barbara Joan Abel

Barbara Abel passed away on July 31, 2019. Information regarding Barbara Abel’s funeral service:Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday. August 9, 2019 from 10am until her funeral service at 11am at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, Pa 19090. Her graveside service will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial […]

2019-06 * Teresa S. Godfrey (Sharp)

In Memory of Teresa S. Godfrey 1928 – 2019 Obituary of Teresa S. Godfrey Teresa S. Godfrey (nee Sharp) 90, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at her home. A  life long Ocean City resident, Terry was a graduate of Ocean City High School class of 1948 and the New Jersey Institute of Commerce in […]

2018-12-16 * Gladys Lake

Obituary for Gladys Mary Lamb Lake Gladys Mary Lamb Lake, 90 of Columbia, TN went Home to Jesus on December 16, 2018. She was a bright light in this world and to know her was to love her. Gladys was born in Northfield, NJ. She and husband Les retired from Acme Vial and traveled for […]

2016-06-26 Reunion Memory

Title Share Your Memories: Focus again this year on getting our younger family members involved. Following the business meeting, we enjoyed a delicious old-fashioned picnic dinner. Felicia Betts provided musical accompaniment during dinner. After dinner our guest speaker gave a comprehensive history of the early development of Ocean City as we know it today.  A great day was had […]

Genealogy with Tech – Getting Started

Get Data First, in your preferred method of record-keeping, either on paper or in a genealogy database on your computer or online, record all that you know already. Then talk to close family members for anything they may know about previous generations. You should start with the oldest generation still alive, because you never know […]

2015-06-14 * Edith June (Steele) Davis

    1919-2015 – Edith June Davis (nee Steele), age 96 of Aldan, died at Little Flower Manor Nursing Home on June 14, 2015. Mrs. Davis was born in Philadelphia to the late Richard and Edith (nee Hansen) Steele. Edith was a graduate of Upper Darby High in 1937, University of Pennsylvania in 1948, Glassboro […]

2016-12-08 * William Naylor Jr

Adams-Perfect Funeral Homes, Inc. – Northfield Obituary William passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016. William was a resident of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey at the time of his passing. He graduated from Pleasantville High School. He served his country in Germany and was honorably Discharged. He was married to Elizabeth. A visitation will be […]

2016-03-20 * Victoria (Llavda) English

   ENGLISH, VICTORIA (Llavda) – 89, of Pleasantville passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 surrounded by her nieces. She was born on November 15, 1926. Victoria was the surviving member of the four Llavda sisters and was predeceased by her sisters and their spouses: Margaret Schlum, Mary (Walt) Hubiak, and Helen (Tom) Kinsell. She […]

2004-08-28 * Rodney J “Rocky” Adams

Rodney J. “Rocky” Adams, a retired insurance company executive, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, at the age of 76.  He was the husband of Doris L. (Lauber) Adams.  Mr. Adams, formerly of Kulpsville and Norristown, resided at Normandy Farms for the past four years.  Born in McKeesport on Feb. 17, 1928, he […]


Brief history of the Lake Family Historical Association Founded over 110 years ago, the Lake Family Historical Association has been meeting annually, having their last meeting in August of this year. It was founded by the same Lake brothers that founded Ocean City, New Jersey, and that city has been an “anchor” to the Association. […]

2015-02-11 * Marion (Bette) Elizabeth Lake

LAKE, MARION ELIZABETH (Bette) – Born in Absecon, NJ on December 9, 1923 and residing in Pleasantville, NJ. Predeceased by parents Lewis Henry and Rose Steelman Price Lake; brother Private First Class Lewis (Bud) Henry Lake, Jr.; sisters Laura Florence Lake Bird of Georgia; and Alice Lake Parks of Ohio. Surviving are: niece Donna Anne […]

2018-04-23 * Robert Michael Turner

Turner, Robert Michael, – of Port Republic. On Monday evening, April 23rd, the world lost a devoted Husband, loving Father & caring Pop Pop. Robert Michael Turner (69) of Port Republic passed unexpectedly in his home town, surrounded by his loved ones. Mike was born in Atlantic City on January 18, 1949 to Edgar and […]

Brief history of the Lake Family Historical Association 

Founded over 110 years ago, the Lake Family Historical Association has been meeting annually, having their last meeting in August of this year.  It was founded by the same Lake brothers that founded Ocean City, New Jersey, and that city has been an “anchor” to the Association. The Ocean City Museum opens early on the […]

Essay of Luke Dice – Recipient of 2017 Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship

I think of the Lake Family every week as I am employed because of them! The Lake Family founded the Tabernacle where I work each Tuesday and Thursday, after school, to help elementary students with their homework and life-skills at SonClub. While scrolling through the list of different scholarship opportunities, I immediately recognized the Lake […]

2015-07-15 * Claire Mae (Booye) Anderson

Obituary of Claire Anderson ANDERSON, Claire Mae (Booye), 92, of Margate, New Jersey and formerly of Waldorf, MD died November 7, 2015. Born on June 2, 1923 in Atlantic City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mae E. Booye. Claire graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1940 and, like many […]

2016-03-18 * Richard K Booye

Obituary of Richard Booye Booye, Richard ‘Dick’ age 86, of Ventnor passed away peacefully at home, on March 18, after a long battle with Parkinsons. Richard graduated ACHS. He served his country in the Korean War with the U.S Navy. He worked for Ole Hansen & Sons at the Margate Bridge for over 30 years […]

2002 January – Lois (Miller) Johnson, wife of Joseph Johnson

Of Cherry Hill age 71. Beloved wife of Joseph Johnson and survived by children Mark and Jody Johnson of Long Beach CA and Marilyn and James Williamson Jr. of Marlton a brother Alvin H. Miller Jr. of Cherry Hill and a sister Jane M. Fox of Moorestown. Mrs. Johnson formerly was employed by Countryway Bridal […]

2009-09-06 * Gerald M Williams

November 4, 1936 – September 6, 2009 Obituary for Gerald M. Williams Williams, Gerald M. Jr. “Jerry”, 72 Egg Harbor Township passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009. He was born and raised and lived all of his life in Egg Harbor Township. He worked for Jerry Williams Well Drilling Company in Egg Harbor Township, […]

2012-08-23 * George F Lake Jr

George F. Lake, Jr., 68, of Brick, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Surviving is his wife of 47 years Frances Eichholz Lake; his brother James Lake and his wife Melinda of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters Jo-Anne Lake Williams -Maxwell and her husband Allen of Warrenville, S.C.; and Kathleen Lake, Mesa, […]

2016-10 * Harvey Lake Tennis Award Ring from King of Sweden Discovered!

Harvey Y Lake was born Oct 25, 1874 in Petersburg New Jersey. He was the 5th child of Rev. Dr. Simon Wesley Lake and Mary Jane Scull. His paternal grandparents were Henry Lake and Sarah Blake. He attended public schools in Trenton.  He later lost his job as due to current events and decided to […]

The Lake Family Historical Association website is now secure!

In order to protect any personal information on our website, a secure certificate has been installed to encrypt any information sent to or from the website, and it will show in browsers as secure when https is used to load instead of http. You will see the green lock and the word “Secure” when using […]

2017-02-10 – Mikail Bluewater Hughes

Birth announcement for Mikail Bluewater Hughes, born Feb. 10, 2017 to Erin and Dylan Hughes. Grandmother – Valerie Hughes: Greatgrandmother – Barbara Abel: Great-greatgrandmother – Helen Price: Great-great-great-grandmother – Helen Conover: Great-great-great-greatgrandmother Julia Eugenia Lake.  Submitted by Barbara Abel.

2014-11-17 * Carlton G Johnson Jr

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/southjerseytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=173215072 Carlton G. Johnson Jr. Vineland, NJ-  Carlton G. Johnson, Jr., age 86 of Vineland, died Monday, November 17, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. Born in Atlantic City, son of the late Carlton G. Sr. & Sara Mildred (VanSant) Johnson, he was a 1946 graduate of Pleasantville High School. He […]

2003-01-12 * Grace Tribbett

Birth: Sep. 15, 1908 Death: Jan. 12, 2003 TRIBBETT, GRACE, 94, of Stuart, FL, died Sunday, January 12 in Martin Nursing & Restorative Center, Stuart. She was a native of Newfield and had been a resident of Stuart for the past 35 years coming from Newfield. Prior to retirement, she was a teacher in South […]

2007-11-08 * Robert (Bob) F Kapus

KAPUS, ROBERT F. 76 – entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 8, 2007 at Meadowview Nursing Home, Northfield, after a lengthy illness. Born in Riverside, the son of the late Francis and Laura (Schmid) Kapus, he attended local public schools. He joined the US Coast Guard in Cape May, in January 1949. He served proudly, retiring as USCG ENCS in […]

2017-05-17 * Linda Lingo Prospero

I just found this on Facebook… Friends, Family and Neighbors: We wanted to let you know that mom’s (Linda Lingo Prospero) brave battle with cancer ended early this morning. We appreciate all of your kind thoughts and words. Visitation in Boerne TX: Friday, May 19, 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm Vaughan’s Funeral Home 319 E […]

2017-08-14 – Francis Bry Abel

Francis Bry Abel, son of Bud and Cynthia Abel, enlisted in the Air Force and completed Basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Lackland, Texas with high honors. He is presently stationed in New Mexico at Cannon AFB. We are all very proud of him. Submitted by Grandmother Barbara Abel.

2017-07-26 * Alfred W Lake

Alfred W. Lake, Jr. Longtime Howell resident, ‘loved to talk about fishing’ Alfred W. Lake, Jr., 91, of Howell, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Bella Terra, Jackson, N.J. Alfred born in Woodbury, N.J., and had lived in Old Bridge, N.J., before moving to Howell in 1972. Alfred had worked for International […]

Minutes of LFHA Annual Business Meeting – 2016

MINUTES OF THE LAKE FAMILY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING At the Ocean City Tabernacle, Ocean City NJ, on August 27, 2016 The meeting was brought to order by President Dr. Janice Lake Betts at 3:13 pm. We joined in singing “Blesst Be the Tie That Binds”, then President Dr. Janice Betts led us in […]

2017-02-14 * Delicia Rush

Delicia Rush, daughter of Beth Eldridge, granddaughter of Leslie Rush, passed away on February 14, 2017.  She was survived by three children,  the oldest child is Brian Booker,  Amir Dasheem Craig and Lee Lee. RUSH  Delicia of Paterson beloved mother of three visiting Tues. 10am Services 11.00 at the Madonna Funeral Home 109 Howe Av […]

2017-07-15 Joseph Esposito and Julie Tottori Wedding

The beautiful Julie Tottori, daughter of Lawrence and Aileen Tottori, became Mrs. Joseph Esposito,son of Leslie Orman née Lake and the Late Thomas Esposito They were married on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Half Moon Bay California.      

2017-05-17 Jocelyn Noelle Dempsey born to Abigail Rush and Garland Dempsey

The Lake Family Historical Association welcomes the newest member of the family, born May 17, 2017 to Abigail Rush and Garland Dempsey, a daughter, Jocelyn Noelle Dempsey. Grandparents are Vincent E Rush II (grandson of Mildred Ida Lake) and Sherri Seuff. Congratulations Abby and Garland !!!

2016-10-19 * Doris M Lord

Doris M. Lord, age 95, of Linwood, passed away October 19th at home surrounded by family. She was a descendant of the Lake family and a lifelong resident of Linwood. She was known for her beautiful cakes and gingerbread designs. Doris was predeceased by husband Parry, son Parry W.and granddaughter Susan; survived by 3 daughters […]

2017-05-06 * Gladys Adams Merryman

Merryman, Gladys Adams, – 91, of Ocean City, NJ passed away at home on May 6, 2017 with her family by her side. Her one son, Charles B. Merryman, passed away two years ago before her. Surviving are one brother, Joseph Adams of Galloway, three children, Carol Lavis, Robert Merryman both of Ocean City, and […]

Amendment to the Constitution Approved August 26, 2017

Article V Section I previously read: “There shall be an annual meeting of the Association on the second Thursday of September of each year, at the place decided on at the previous annual meeting. The Executive Committee shall have the power to change this date for any single meeting, and to arrange for special meetings […]

2005-10-05 Got wick? Handmade Gift Shoppe, handmade by Doris Rush-Lopez

  I create natural wax candles, natural soaps, bath and body products, crocheted tea, kitchen or bathroom towels and other items, all things handmade with love!  703-828-SOAP (7627) Got wick? Handmade Gift Shoppe website      Got wick? Handmade Gift Shoppe on Facebook

2009-03-29 Aiden Wilde, son of Stephen and Brenda Wilde

Brenda and her husband Stephen Wilde welcomed their son Aiden on March 29, 2009. Her twin sister, Melissa, had her little boy just a month before! Melissa and Brenda are the great-granddaughters of Gladys and (late) Leslie Lake through their daughter Leslie Esposito-Orman and granddaughter Virginiaanne McInnes.

2009 William Conover, son of Ryan and Melissa Conover

Melissa and Ryan Conover welcomed a new son, William on February? , 2009. Her twin sister, Brenda, had her little boy just a month later! Melissa and Brenda are the great-granddaughters of Gladys and (late) Leslie Lake through their daughter Leslie Esposito-Orman and granddaughter Virginiaanne McInnes.

2009-09-27 Icelynn Johanna Elliott daughter of Gary Elliot and Cheryl Cathcart

On September 27, 2009, Cheryl Cathcart, daughter of Millie Kirkner, and Gary Elliott welcomed a baby girl, weighing in at 5 lbs. and 11 oz. named Icelynn Johanna Elliott.

2009-10-01 Elizabeth Nichole Crowley daughter of Christopher Jude Crowley and Sara Crowley

On October 1, 2009 Christopher Jude Crowley II (son of Rebekah D. Lake Crowley) and his wife Sarah had their first child, a girl named Elizabeth Nichole. “Jude” is the grandson of Harry Vincent Lake and great-grandson of Vincent Ira “Bud” Lake.

2009-11-23 Christopher DiSario Son of Jeff and Monique (Lake) DiSario

Jeff and Monique (Lake) DiSario of California welcomed Christopher on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:16 am.  He was 7 lbs. 6 oz. and 20 inches long.  He joins 2 brothers, Nathan and Caleb, and two sisters, Jordan and Adrianna.  Monique is the daughter of Thomas and Renate Lake of Rusk, Texas, and granddaughter of […]

2009-10-17 * Dorothy A Lake

Dorothy A. Lake, 87, widow of Rev. Calvin M. Lake, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. Born April 19, 1922 in Collingswood, NJ, Mrs. Lake was the daughter of the late Robert Armstrong and Grace Mathaur Armstrong. She was a pastor’s wife and homemaker. She […]

2009-11-16 * Joseph Nathaniel Vincent

Joseph Vincent, 14 months. Baby Joseph went to be with Jesus November 16, 2009.  He is the infant son of Kathleen and Charles Vincent and twin brother of Joshua. He is survived by his parents and his five brothers, Joshua, Christopher, Benjamin, Timothy, and John Paul.  Thank you all so much for your prayers, we had so […]

“Lady Moody’s House” Now Designated a Historical Landmark

On October 8, 2015, the property forever known as “Lady Moody’s House” was designated a Landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission! Thanks to all who helped!  For more information,  Extra, Extra, Read all about it!

The Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship Program

The Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship Program is an award given yearly to an Ocean City High School student in their senior year, in the amount of $500. Entrants will submit an essay on the impact of the Lake Family on Ocean City, as we know it today. The funds for this scholarship are donated and […]

2016 Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship Award to OCHS Student

At an Awards Ceremony in Ocean City High School on June 6th, 2016, The Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship was awarded to Alexa Mealey. The award was in the amount of $500 for her essay on the impact of the Lake Family on Ocean City, as we know it today. Here is a copy of […]

2014-03-21 Avelyn Grace Almeyda daughter of Juan E Almeyda III and Sarah Vellner

Born to Juan E Almeyda III and Sarah Vellner, a girl on March 21, 2014. Her name is Avelyn Grace Almeyda. Grandmother is Doris Rush-Lopez, whose grandmother is Mildred Ida Lake.

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The Lake Family Historical Association ADDRESS UPDATE REQUEST    Below are listed the names of members of the Lake Family Historical Association for which we have no current address. Do you have an updated address or know how we can reach these  LAKE FAMILY MEMBERS?  Please send updates to WebMaster  Last Name  First Name Last Known Address       Anthony […]