Elbert Berton Drake

Male11 March 1916–18 January 1996

Brief Life History of Elbert Berton

When Elbert Berton Drake was born on 11 March 1916, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, his father, Earnest L. Drake, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Rowena Lambert, was 29. He married Lizzie Winell Stidham on 13 November 1937, in Cullman, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 January 1996, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Berton Drake
Lizzie Winell Stidham
Marriage: 13 November 1937
Shelby Gene Drake
Betty Ruth Drake
Earney Neal Drake Sr

Sources (13)

  • Albert Drake in household of Ernest L Drake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elbert Berton Drake - Memory of Someone: birth: 11 March 1916; Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States
  • Elbert Bertion Drake, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1937Cullman, Alabama, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1917 · Joining the First World War

    Age 1

    Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 21

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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