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Lakey, Alice (14 October 1857–18 June 1935), pure-food crusader, was born in Shanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Charles D. Lakey, a clergyman and, later, an insurance publicist, and Ruth Jaques, who died when Alice was six. The next year her father married Emily Jane Jackson, a painter. After public and private schooling in Chicago, Lakey, with her stepmother, went abroad in 1879 and studied “the art of singing in the old Italian method” in Florence, Paris, and London. Lakey gave concerts in England, where critics complimented her “sympathetic mezzo-soprano voice” and “refined and unaffected manner.” Returning to America in 1888, Lakey gave a few performances, but poor health prevented a concert career, although she taught voice for several years. In 1895 the family moved to Cranford, New Jersey....