According to Karen Lightowler’s research, the discrepancy between Elizabeth Lake and Elizabeth Bulloss is an administrative mistake. Elizabeth was killed during the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. She appears on the historical record when her stepfather, David Lake, makes a claim for her death. As such, her name was recorded as Elizabeth Lake, not Elizabeth Bulloss.
Living in Long Croft, it is unsurprising that she was affected by the flood. However, she was not buried in Wardsend until 22nd September that year, which suggests it took some time for her injuries to take her.
She was 17 years old
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Lightowler, K., Sheffield Flood: The Aftermath, 2007, p. 40
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