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Thomas M. Drake

Thomas M. Drake
b. 2 February 1827, Rowan County, North Carolina, to Simon and Patience (Gregory) Drake
d. 2 March 1902, Choctaw Area, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

m/1. 24 July 1851, Worthington, Greene County, Indiana
Sarah A. Smith
b. 1837, Indiana, to Anderson H. and Elizabeth (Syke) Smith
d. about 1870, Kansas

m/2. about 1871
Dice S. [–?–]

m/3.
Rufina Folsom
b. to Judge Rufus and Salina (Wade) Folsum

m/4.
Izo Roberts

Children with Sarah A. Smith:
• William Joe (1856-1922) married (1) Joanna [–?–], (2) Laura Arkanzada Hasty
• Mary (ca. 1858-1870)
• Worthington “Worthy” (aft. 1860-bef. 1890)
• twin sons (b. and d. on the trail westward)

Children with Dice S. [–?–]:
• Laura (b. 1871)

Children with Rufina Folsom:
• George W.
• John William
• Mable Sue

Children with Izo Roberts:
• Edith
• Rose

Thomas came to Indiana before 1840. The Drake family left Greene County, Indiana, for the area of the Five Civilized Tribes, Choctaw area, Indian Territory, about 1870. On the trail westward to Texas, twin sons were born and died, as did their mother Sarah.

Thomas mined coal in the area and was active in union organizations, as was his son William Joe. The children born to Thomas and Rufina were registered on the Dawes Commission Rolls as Native Americans. Thomas is buried in what is now Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.

Submitted by:
Shirley Drake Maynard
Hampton VA
E-mail: MaeMay510@aol.com

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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. 5 March 1884, Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana
Ora Belle McNeely
b. 6 March 1867, Hosmer, Pike County, Indiana
d. 5 September 1912, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

Children with Ora Belle McNeely:
• William D. (b. 1884)
• Edward E. (b. 1886)
• Maria C. (b. 1887)
• Bessie A. (b. 1888)
• Carl L. (b. 1889)
• Ella P. (b. 1890)

James lived in Montgomery, Gibson, and Pike counties in Indiana before moving on to Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, in 1910. Sometime between then and 1913, James studied to be a chiropractor in Davenport, Iowa. In May 1913, he opened an office in Cawker City, Kansas. In 1915, he opened an office in Abilene, Kansas, and practiced there for several years, possibly as late as 1933.

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Hoisington KS

William F Drake

William F Drake
b. 1829, Washington, Warren County, Ohio, to Jesse and Mary Drake
d. 28 August 1862, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia

m. 16 October 1853, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana
Laura C. Parker
b. 18 January 1833, Ohio, to Samuel and Lydia (Aydelotte) Parker
d. 3 June 1913, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Children with Laura C. Parker:

William emigrated about 1851 from Warren County, Ohio, to Montgomery County, Indiana. He enlisted in Company A, 63rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, on 18 February 1862, at Linden, Indiana. He was accidentally shot by Jacob Dietz, a member of William’s company, while the regiment was forming in line of battle on the Manassas Gap Railroad just before the second Battle of Bull Run.

Laura (Parker) Drake (William’s widow)
m/2. James Toliver Hamilton

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Noisington KS

Nellie Mae Drake

Nellie Mae Drake
b. 6 January 1894, Huntington County, Indiana, to William Tell and Elizabeth Theodosia (Slack) Drake
d. 27 June 1972, Springfield, Ohio

m. 10 September 1913, Chicago, Illinois
Arthur William Baker
b. 11 November 1888, London, England
d. 11 May 1965, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Children with Arthur William Baker:

  • Phyllis Theodosia
  • Betty Ann
  • Barbara Jean

Nellie moved to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, before 1913.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN 
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com

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