Tag Archives: McNeely

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

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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

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