Charles Oliver Drake

11 December 1925–17 April 2001 (Age 75)
Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Oliver

When Charles Oliver Drake was born on 11 December 1925, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Ezra Drake, was 30 and his mother, Charla Frances Oliver, was 30. He married Bonnie Lou Ozman on 30 April 1949, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 17 April 2001, in United States, at the age of 75.

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Charles Oliver Drake
1925–2001
Bonnie Lou Ozman
1931–2012
Marriage: 30 April 1949

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World Events (8)

1927
Age 2
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 9
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World
Age 20
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dragon
Drach
Drakes

Sources (2)

  • Charles Oliver Drake, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Charles O Drake, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

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