Pinell Pixley Drake

5 October 1871–9 November 1899 (Age 28)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Pinell Pixley

When Pinell Pixley Drake was born on 5 October 1871, in Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Drake, was 41 and his mother, Eleanor Clement, was 38. He married Lillian Adella Viers on 18 February 1893, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 November 1899, in Boston, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Pinell Pixley Drake
Lillian Adella Viers
Marriage: 18 February 1893
Mary L. Drake

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18 February 1893
Portage, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ ( see Dragon ).2 English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drāke ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.3 North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ ( see Drach 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pinnell Drake in entry for J Walter Shuman and Mary L Drake, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Pinell C Drake, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • P. Drake in entry for Mary L Shuman, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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