Cordelia Lake

Brief Life History of Cordelia

When Cordelia Lake was born on 22 November 1870, in Boone, Boone, Nebraska, United States, her father, Christopher Henry Lake, was 45 and her mother, Louvina Miller, was 37. She married Obediah Jackson Hill on 25 January 1890, in Boone, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Washington District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Big Harts Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 June 1946, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Leet, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Obediah Jackson Hill
Cordelia Lake
Marriage: 25 January 1890
Donna Mae Hill
Myrtle Hill
James Earl Hill Sr
Herchel Critland Hill
Mattie Blanch Hill
Verna Hazel Hill
George Washington Hill
Baby Hill
Nora Rebel Hill
John Ray Hill
Luvina Susan Hill
Mary Harriet Hill
Ruby Pearl Hill
Obed Julian Hill
Ira Ellsworth Hill
Elloise Hill

Sources (24)

  • Delia C Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cordelia Lake, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Cordelia Lake, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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Name Meaning

English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.

English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).

North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Lower Saxony so named, or a topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lake ‘swamp, swampy meadow’ (Middle Dutch also ‘border water’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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