Henry Waldo Drake

6 July 1859–9 October 1951 (Age 92)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Henry Waldo

When Henry Waldo Drake was born on 6 July 1859, in Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Drake, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane McClellend, was 22. He married Florence May Myers on 18 September 1887. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Big Creek Township, Ellis, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 9 October 1951, in Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Waldo Drake
Florence May Myers
Marriage: 18 September 1887
Lela Ione Drake
Lida or Lyda May Drake

Spouse and Children


    Florence May Myers


18 September 1887


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Drake


    Mary Jane McClellend




    Andrew J Drake



    Otis Pearl Drake


    Emma or Nancy Drake


    Ella Olive Drake


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 27

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Drake, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Drake in household of Jacob Drake, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Henry W Drake, "United States Census, 1930"

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