The  Shelbyville  News
February 16, 2010
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Doris Tucker, 95, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, Columbus.
Born April 30, 1914, in Shelby County, to  George and Rose (Gephart) Pruitt.
Married  William H. Tucker  Aug. 25, 1931; he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1993.
Survivors:  son, Michael D. Tucker (wife, Margo) of Germantown, Tenn.; daughter-in-law,  Sandra Tucker of Hope; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; son,  Billy P. Tucker; and sisters,  Georgina Groves  and  Clarice Sanders.
Sales clerk at J.C. Penney Co. in Shelbyville for 20 years, retiring in 1984.
Member of Marietta United Methodist Church.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., Rev. Steven Gross officiating.
Interment:  Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 4, 2004
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Robert Dale “Bob” Drake, 76, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at his home.
Born Aug. 16, 1925, in Marietta, s/o  Carl R. and  Jeanie (Lohman) Drake.
Married  Martha Kendall on June 9, 1946, and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Terri Drake of Shelbyville; and two grandsons, Dylan Robert Drake and Delaney Drake, both of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur Drake,  Earl Drake  and  Harry Drake, and one sister, Bessie Dover.
Owner of Bob’s Chug-A-Lug and previously was a contractor.
Social member of Knights of Columbus and Sons of the Legion and former member of Eagles Lodge.
Formerly attended Flat Rock Christian Church.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home at 819 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Burial: Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 17, 2000
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Floyd “Bud” Drake, 69, Shelbyville, died Monday at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Shelbyville, s/o  Floyd B. and  Ruth (Hageman) Drake.
Married  Ann Coy  and she survives.
Farmer and a member of Norristown Farmers Lodge 147.
Other survivors include four sons,  James Drake  and  Tom Drake, both of Shelbyville,  Jerry Drake, Edinburgh, and  Larry Drake, Waldron; five daughters, Karen Hammond  and  Jennie Chrisman, both of Edinburgh,  Janie Burns  and  Mary Cangany, both of Flat Rock, and  Terri Runnebohm, Shelbyville; one brother, Donald Drake, Shelbyville; two sisters,  Louise Isley, Flat Rock, and  Mae Rose Kessler, Shelbyville; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one grandson.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope.
Burial Patterson Cemetery, Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 1, 2000
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Albert E. Drake, 93, Shelbyville, died Wednesday.
Born March 1, 1907, in Shelby County, s/o  Albert C. and Virginia (Ware) Drake.
Married  Nina Smock  on May 30, 1928; she preceded him in death on March 25, 1980.
Married  Gusta Cassady  on Aug. 2, 1981, and she survives.
Farmed until 1958 and then was a carpenter, retiring in 1987.
Member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church and a former member of First Church of the Nazarene.
Other survivors:  sons, Edward E. Drake, Williamsport, and  A. Wayne Drake, Cambridge City; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Doris J.) Payne, Chicago, Ill; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Letha) Deiwert, Shelbyville; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one stepson, one sister and one brother.
Lewis Creek Baptist Church, with the reverends Kenneth Jewell and Cliff Bunch officiating.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The  Shelbyville  News
Monday July 20, 1981
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Mrs. Beatrice Drake, 89, Shelbyville died Saturday July 18, 1981.  Born May 18, 1892 in Kokomo, Indiana, daughter of  William F. & Sarah (Hughes) Robinson.  On March 1, 1916 she was married to  Harry Drake, who died October 29, 1950.  Survivors are a daughter  Mrs. Lewis (Jean) Bass;  4 grandchildren and 1 grandchild.  A son  James William Drake  and 3 brothers preceded in death.  Buried Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, October 25, 1974
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DRAKE  RITES  ARE  SATURDAY
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Shelby County native, Mrs. Ina M. Drake, 76, 332 N. Temple Ave., Indianapolis, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Park United Methodist Church, 2601 E. New York St., Indianapolis.
Mrs. Drake was found dead Thursday morning.  She had not been ill and death was unexpected.
Harry Moore Peace Chapel, 2050 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis.  Burial will Liberty E.U.B. Cemetery.
Born in Waldron June 21, 1898, d/o  William R. and  Catherine A. (Huffman) Winton.  She attended the VanBuren Township School and lived in Shelby County until moving to Indianapolis 40 years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helena) Miller  and  Mrs. JoAnn Reder, Indianapolis; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and three sisters and one brother, including  Mrs. Rosanna Chapman  of Fountaintown and  Mrs. Audrey Courtney  of Morristown.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday February 21, 1950
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO  W. E. DRAKE, 75
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Lewis Creek Native Dies At Residence in Marion
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Willis Emmert Drake, 75, Shelby county native and retired farmer well-known throughout the county, died Monday in Marion, Indiana.  Ill for some time and seriously ill the past three months.
Born June 21, 1874, Drake homestead, one mile northwest of Lewis Creek.  S/o the late  George W. and Louisa (Hawkins) Drake.  On July 13, 1893, he was married to  Lucressie Trailor, who passed away on March 1, 1912.  Seven children born, six survive.  Married  Susie Billhiemer, who survives.
1929 Mr. Drake moved from Lewis Creek community to Marion.
Surviving are sons  Perry Drake, of Lewis Creek,  Roy of Muncie,  Marshall of Marion,  Rev. Herbert Drake  of Amboy, Indiana;  daughters  Mrs. Bertha Piersall  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Effie Hughes  of Galena, Ohio.  Another son, Morris Drake, died several years ago.
Also surviving:  brother, A. C. Drake, and sister, Mrs. Herman Weinantz, both of Lewis Creek.
Member of the Nelson Street Wesleyan Methodist Church at Marion, where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Wesleyan Methodist Church of Lewis Creek, Rev. Carl Beaver of the Nelson Street Church of Marion, assisted by Rev. G.B. Clay of the Lewis Creek Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Patterson cemetery.
Friends may call at the home of the son, Perry Drake in Lewis Creek.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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Raven  Funeral  Home  Records
Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.
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February 20, 1950
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Drake, Willis E. : b. June 21, 1874 in Shelby Co., Indiana
white
d. February 20, 1950, 4:00 A. M. at his residence, 1329 Nelson Street in Marion, Grant Co., Indiana
age, 75 years, 7 months and 29 days
physician, Dr. Renbarger of Marion, Indiana
services at the Nelson Street Church
clergy, Rev. Garl Beaver
occupation of the deceased, retired justice of peace
religion of the deceased, Wesleyan Methodist Church
lifetime resident of Indiana
father, George W. Drake
mother, Rebecca L. Hawkins
survivors wife Susie B. (?) Drake, 4 sons, Rev. Hubert Drake of Amboy, Indiana,  Roy O. Drake  of Muncie, Indiana,  Perry Drake  of Lewis Creek Indiana,  Marshall Drake  of Marion, Indiana, 2 daughters,  Bertha Piersall  of Indianapolis,  Effie Huges  of Galena, Ohio, 1 brother,  Albert Drake  of Lewis Creek, and 1 sister,  Eva Weinantz  of Lewis Creek
remains to Lewis Creek, Indiana
interment, Patterson Cemetery
(Marion, Grant Co., Indiana death records, Reel 9, book 13, page, 115; male, white, married; occupation, retired farmer; cause of death, generalized arteriosclerosis, coronary thrombosis, physician, Dr. Lester Renbarger; interment, Patterson Cemetery in Lewis Creek [Jackson Twp, Shelby Co, IN])
Contributed by Betty A. Reynolds,  Marion Public Library,  Indiana Room,  transcribed from Ravens Funeral Home - Book 5,  03 Nov 1946 - 20 May 1951


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 2, 1950
Page 4 column 2
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DEATH  CLAIMS  HARRY  DRAKE
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Week's Illness Fatal To Farmer; Rites Wednesday
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(Monday, October 30)
          Harry O. Drake, Brandywine township farmer, died at his home this morning at 2:30 o'clock after a week's illness. He was 61 years of age.
          Born in Hancock county on September 26, 1889, Mr. Drake had resided in Shelby county since boyhood.  He was the son of  Albert and Ina (Akeman) Drake.  On March 1, 1916, he was married to  Beatrice Robinson  who survives with a son and a daughter, William Drake  of Shelby county, and  Mrs. Preston Ferguson  of this city.  Also surviving are two grandchildren.
          Funeral services at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Mortuary, Rev. Roscoe M. Wolverton will officiate and interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Tuesday.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak


The  Marion  Leader-Tribune
Marion, Indiana
Tuesday, February 21, 1950
Page 3, Col 5
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          Funeral services for  Willis E. Drake, 75, former Franklin township trustee and justice of the peace who died at 4 a.m. Monday at his home, 1329 West Nelson street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nelson street Wesleyan Methodist church with Rev. Garl Beavers, pastor, in charge.  The body will be taken to Lewis Creek, Ind., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and burial will be in the Patterson cemetery there.
          Born in Shelby county, Mr. Drake moved to Marion in 1929 after retiring as a farmer in southern Indiana.  He was a trustee from 1943 to 1947 and was a member of the Nelson street church.  Mr. Drake had been in ill health for the past five months.
          Survivors include the widow, Suzie B.,  four sons, the  Rev. Hubert Drake, Amboy;  Roy, Muncie;  Perry, Lewis Creek, Ind., and  Mrshall[sic], Marion; two daughters,  Mrs. Bertha Piersall, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Effie Hughes,  Galena, O.; one brother,  Albert Drake, Lewis Creek, one sister,  Mrs. Eva Weinantz, Lewis Creek and 26 grandchildren.
        The body will be taken to the residence at noon today, and friends may call until time for the services.
Contributed by Betty A. Reynolds,  Marion Public Library,  Indiana Room


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 26, 1944
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FORMER  RESIDENT
DIES  IN  ILLINOIS
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Mrs. Grace Drake, Wife of
Claude Drake, Dies
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          Mrs. Grace Drake, wife of  Claude Drake, former manager of the local Atlantic and Pacific Store, died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the home of her aunts, the  Misses Nannie and  Mary Harris, in East Lynn, Illinois.  She had been ill several months and death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Mr. and Mrs. Drake’s home was in Manilla, but they formerly resided in this city.
          Mrs. Drake was born near Rankin, Illinois, July 24, 1896, the daughter of  Charles and Nettie Chenoweth.  She was forty-eight years of age.
          She was married to Mr. Drake on January 24, 1917.  He survives with one son, Claude Lavaughn Drake, now serving overseas with the U.S. Army.
          Mrs. Drake became a member of the Methodist Church in East Lynn and later moved her membership to the local First Methodist Church.  She was a member of Naamah chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Shelby County Mothers’ Service Club,
          Brief funeral services were held at Hoopston, Illinois, Monday morning and the body was brought to the Charles Ewing mortuary where last rites will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. J.W. McFall officiating.  Interment will be made in the Flat Rock cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 13, 1935
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MRS. ALICE  DRAKE  DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral Services Are Held At 2:30 O'Clock Monday
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          Funeral services were held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Winchester M.E. church for  Mrs. Alice Drake, age 70 years, who died at her home, 833 South Noble street at 2:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of one week.
          The Rev. Jay C. Thompson, pastor of the Church of God, of Anderson, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Drake was born in Washington township, Shelby county, January 15, 1865, the daughter of  Daniel and Mary Cochran. In December, 1890, she married  Sylvester Drake, who preceded her in death February 19, 1930.
          Survivors are five children:  Goldie Pope, of St. Louis Crossing;  Orville Drake, at home;  Joseph Drake, of Los Angeles, California;  Herschel Drake, Oakland, California; and  Wilson Cochran, of Anderson, Indiana; three step-children:  Ada Drake, of Arlington;  Mrs. Clara Owens, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Myrtle Moore, of near Arlington; twenty-one grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four brothers;  Charles Cochran, of Washington township;  Frank, of Edinburg;  Dan, of Shelbyville, and  Bud, of near Indianapolis; one sister,  Mrs. Pet Kinneman, of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
          She was a member of the Winchester M.E. church and had resided in this county all her life.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 4, 1935
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DELILAH  DRAKE  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Wife of Albert Drake, of Near Fairland, Was 70 Years Old
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          Mrs. Delilah Drake, about seventy years old, [born March 15, 1860] wife of  Albert Drake, died suddenly in her home near the Brandywine church in Brandywine township at 10:30 a.m. today.
          Mrs. Drake had been suffering from heart disease for the past several years, but her condition had never become serious.  She had been able to do her daily duties around the house.
          Survivors include twp step-sons, Harry Drake  of Brandywine township and  Lenard Drake  of Indianapolis; and one brother, Milton Bassett  of south of Shelbyville
          Complete particulars will be announced in Tuesday's issue of The Republican by Ralph Edwards, funeral director in charge.
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Ibid.
Tuesday March 5, 1935
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DRAKE  FUNERAL
TO  BE  HELD  WEDNESDAY
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Albert Drake, about 70 years old, who died suddenly at her home near the Brandywine church in Brandywine township Monday at 10:30 a.m. will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the church.
          The Rev. Charles R. Query, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak


The  Kokomo  Tribune 
May 21, 1934
Page 1
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          An attack of fainting was blamed for the drowning of  Albert E. Drake,  31, Shelbyville, while shooting fish in a small pond near his home.  He was found in water 20 inches deep.
Submitted by Janet Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, January 9, 1931
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Infant Dies at Birth
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          The infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. Curtis A. Drake of Washington township died at the William Coleman hospital in Indianapolis at birth on Thursday night.  Surviving, besides the parents, are five brothers and two sisters.  The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Drake of Washington township, and  Mrs. Nancy Prather and  Thomas Ware of Franklin.  Burial will be in the family lot in the Flat Rock cemetery at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.
Submitted by Janet Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 19, 1930
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  SHORT  ILLNESS
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Sylvester Drake, Age 71 Years Died
Today After Five Days Sickness
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  FRIDAY
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          An illness of five days proved fatal this morning to  Sylvester Drake,  age 71 years, whose death occurred at his home, 833 South Noble street, at 9:25 o'clock.  He became seriously ill last Friday, February 14.
          Mr. Drake was born in Shelby township September 23, 1858 and was the son of  Hiram and Mary Drake.  He was the last member of his family, five brothers and two sisters having preceded in death.  He had been a resident of Shelby county all of his life and was an employee of the Shelby Lumber Company.
          His first marriage was to  Miss Emma Thralls  in [July 1] 1880 and four children were born, three of whom survive, were born to them.  They are  Oda M. Drake, of Charlottsville;  Mrs. Clara May Meek  and  Mrs. Myrtle Ethel Moore,  of this city.  Mrs. Drake died in the year [May 29]1890.  He married  Miss Alice Cochran  several years later, [December 4, 1890] who survives, and six children were born to them.  They are:  Lee Drake  and  Mrs. Fletcher Patterson,  of this city;  Wilson Drake,  of Anderson;  Joseph S. Drake,  of California;  Hershel Drake,  of Oakdale, California, and  Mrs. Floyd [Goldie] Pope,  of Flat Rock.
          Funeral services will be held at the Winchester Methodist church in Washington township, of which he was a member, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. W.E. Burkher and the Rev. Mr. Rogers will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday October 27, 1924
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INFANT  DRAKE
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          Mary Lucile Drake,  only daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Drake,  died at 6:00 o'clock Sunday morning at their home in Washington township.  At the time of death, she was three weeks and four days old.  Besides the parents, she leaves the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drake  and  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hageman,  all of Washington township.  Funerral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the late home with the Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  Burial will be made in the Flatrock cemetery, in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Wednesday, October 22, 1924
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Frank Drake,  who passed away at 1:00 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon at her home, 104 west Washington street, will be held at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the late home, with the Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the First Christian church officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.  Friends may call at the late home any time after 5:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
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          Pet [Mary L. McCormick], the wife of  Charles Drake, died at her home near here Wednesday after an illness of four days.  A postmortem disclosed the fact that she died of appendicitis.  She leaves four small children besdies her husband and two brothers, Jacob and Peter McCormick, to mourn her untimely death.  The funeral services were held July 28th, at Sugar Creek church, after which the remains were laid away in Sugar Creek cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 4, 1894
Page 2 column 2
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MORRISTOWN
(October 2, 1894)
          Mrs. Bert Drake, living west of town, died of childbed convulsions and was buried Thursday at Eden Chapel.  The funeral cortege was very large.  The twins are living.
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Eden Chapel Cemetery,  Hancock County
Ina B. Drake w/o James A. Drake died September 26, 1894 Age 33y 2m 18 days
Infant s/o  J. A. & I. B. Drake died October 16, 1894 Age 22 days
Infant s/o  J. A. & I. B. Drake died September 26, 1894 age 13 days
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for Mary Harrell Sesniak


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 5, 1890
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          Emma J., wife of  Sylvester Drake, died at her home in Washington township, at 2 a.m. Thursday, May 29th, aged 29 years.  Funeral services were held at the house at 10 a.m. Friday May 30th, Elder John Jackson officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 30, 1890
Page 3 column 2
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          Mrs. Sarah E. Drake died at the home of her father, Mathias Swinford, in Shelby township, at twelve o’clock Saturday, January 25, of lung trouble, age twenty six years.  The funeral services were held at the house Sunday at ten a.m., Elder John Jackson officiating.  Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
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Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery
Sarah E. Drake
September 9, 1863 – January 25, 1890
Wife of  Joseph Drake
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 8, 1889
Page 3 column 3
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          Joseph Drake died at his home in Washington township, at twelve o’clock August 5, of consumption, age thirty-three years. Funeral services were held at the late residence at ten o’clock a.m. Tuesday, Elder John Jackson officiating. Interment at the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery by Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
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Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery
Joseph  Drake
December 24, 1856 – August 5, 1889
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Contributed by Barb Huff

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