Elizabeth Lake was born 1818 to John Lake and Jane Hilacon. She married James Fordham who was born in 1812 and died in 1892. James was a carpenter in Ontario. They moved to Claybanks, Michigan about 1877 and remained in Claybanks until their death. Elizabeth died 1899. Both are buried in Flower Creek Cemetery, Oceana County, Michigan. James and Elizabeth had five children: William Randal, Helen Jane Baker, Josephine Ballard, James Elgin (1855-1933), Mary Ann Munn James Fordham's father is John Fordham Sr. born 1782 in England (Wales?) and died July 17 1860.
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Claybanks, Oceana County
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