Richard Drake

22 November 1839–6 March 1912 (Age 72)
Palermo, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Drake was born on 22 November 1839, in Palermo, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Jacob Drake, was 25 and his mother, Flora Hayden, was 22. He married Phoebe Lovina Beecher on 24 July 1864, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 6 March 1912, in Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States.

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Richard Drake
Phoebe Lovina Beecher
Marriage: 24 July 1864
Richard Asa Drake
Sylvia Lovina Drake
Flora Lovisa Drake
William Willis Drake
Fred Jacob Drake
Ransom Warren Drake
Rauleigh Beecher Drake
Merritt Frank Drake

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  • Marriage
    24 July 1864Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 22
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    Richard drake Biography

    Richard Drake Richard Drake was born to Jacob Drake and Flora Hayden on, November 22, 1839, in the small frontier settlement of Palermo, New York, roughly 60-70 miles from Palmyra —where the prophet …

    Sources (46)

    • Richard Drake, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Richard Drake in entry for Merritt Frank Drake, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Richard Drake, "United States Census, 1870"

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