Category Archives: Pike County

James Albert Drake

James Albert Drake
b. 27 January 1861, Linden, Montgomery County, Indiana, to William F. and Laura C. (Parker) Drake
d. 15 April 1943, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

m. 6 March 1884, Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana
Ora Belle McNeely
b. 6 March 1867, Hosmer, Pike County, Indiana, to David and Nancy Maria (Phillips) McNeely
d. 5 December 1912, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

Children with Ora Belle McNeely:

  • William David (1884–1967) married Pearl Edna Wilson
  • Edward Eastman (1886–1944) married Gertrude E. Baird
  • Maria Churchill (b. 1887) married Edward Guy Matthew
  • Bessie A. (1888–1888)
  • Carl Lafayette (b. 1889)
  • Ella Pearl (1890–1965) married William Wallis Huey

James resided in these Indiana counties: Montgomery, Gibson, and Pike. He emigrated from Pike County, Indiana, to Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, about 1910. Sometime between 1910 and 1913, James studied to be a chiropractor in Davenport, Iowa, and opened a chiropractic office.

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Noisington KS

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