Martha Freeman Drake

Female30 March 1880–22 July 1965

Brief Life History of Martha Freeman

When Martha Freeman Drake was born on 30 March 1880, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Stewart Webster Drake, was 34 and her mother, Sarah C Mackey, was 35. She married Lucius S Hubbard on 5 March 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States in 1930 and Union Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1940. She died on 22 July 1965, in Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lucius S Hubbard
Martha Freeman Drake
Marriage: 5 March 1905
Evelyn Violet Hubbard
Cecil Drake Hubbard
Hazel W Hubbard

Sources (19)

  • Mattie F Hubbard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Drake, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Martha F Drake, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1905
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 11

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 23

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English drake, either ‘drake, male duck’ (compare Duck ) or ‘dragon’ (Old English draca ‘snake, dragon’ or the cognate Old Norse draki), including an emblematic dragon on a flag (compare Dragon ). Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake, monster’; its sense as a nickname is unclear but it may have had the sense ‘standard bearer’. The name was taken to Ireland in the 13th century and reinforced by later English settlers in the 17th century.

    German: from Low German drake ‘dragon’, familiar as image on signboards, hence a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn with such signboard.

    Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized and Flemish, of Draak, a cognate of 2 above, from draak (Middle Dutch drake) ‘dragon’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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