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Charles W. Lake

      Charles W. Lake was born in Butler, Mo.,  December 3, 1866, and has lived in Missouri all his life, with the exception of the years from 1867 to 1872, when his parents resided in Springfield, Illinois.  He spent his boyhood in Carthage, Mo., where he received his education.

     In 1887 he came to Kansas City, and accepted the position of assistant cashier with the old firm of G. Y. Smith & Co., where he remained until the dissolution of the company in 1892.  In November, 1893, Mr. Lake entered the employment of the Kansas City Times, then under the management of Witten McDonald, and during his eight years of service with that paper worked under six different managers and six different managements.

     In October, 1901, Mr. Lake became interested in trade-journalism, and in company with Mr. Will Stricklette and Mr. Frank Markward incorporated the Kansas City Manufacturer, owned by them, under the title of the Manufacturing Publishing Company.  He is secretary and treasurer of the company.

     Mr. Lake is also interested in mining, and has been singularly successful, both in the zinc fields of Missouri and the gold fields of Boulder, Colo.  He has lately become interested in the Oronogo district, also in the Fortuna district, near Tipton.
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