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Submitted by
David Yost

Below is the pension information for Sarah E. Lake, the widow of Jed Lake, showing that he had died by at least 1914.

No. 792,040
Pension Certificate of
Sarah E. Lake

Payable Quarterly
By the Disbursing Clerk
Bureau of Pensions

Group 1

Act of April 19, 1908

No. 792.040 Original

United States of America
Bureau of Pensions

It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States

Sarah E. Lake, Widow of Jed Lake who was a Lieutenant Colonel, 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month, to commence July 13, 1914 and to continue during her widowhood.

Given at the Department of the Interior this
Sixteenth day of June
One thousand nine hundred and fifteen
And of the Independence of the United States
Of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.

Signed: Secretary of the Interior

Countersigned: Commissioner of Pensions.

Group 1.

TO BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE PENSION CERTIFICATE

Wid. Ctf. 792.040
Department of the Interior
Service C. W. Bureau of Pensions

Pnsr's Name: Sarah E. Lake
Washington DC Nov 29, 1916

Pursuant to Section 1 of the Act of Congress approved by the President, September 8, 1916, granting increase of pension of a widow who was the wife of a soldier, sailor or marine during the period of his service in the Civil War, or who is the widow of a soldier, sailor or marine who served in the Civil War, the War with Mexico, or the War of 1812, and who has reached the age of 70 years, the pension in the above-described case is increased to $20 per month, commencing September 8, 1916.

Signed: Secretary of the Interior
Countersigned: Commissioner of Pensions.

Your pension is increased to $25 per month from October 6, 1917, by the Act of Congress approved on that date.

ATTACH THIS SLIP SECURELY TO THE FACE OF YOUR PENSION CERTIFICATE.

Signed: Commissioner of Pensions.