Russell Blaine Drake

19 August 1921–12 September 1989 (Age 68)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Russell Blaine

When Russell Blaine Drake was born on 19 August 1921, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Blackford Drake, was 26 and his mother, Emma Faye Johnson, was 24. He married Betty Jean Fulton on 26 December 1943. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 12 September 1989, in Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Russell Blaine Drake
Betty Jean Fulton
Marriage: 26 December 1943
Ronald Drake

Spouse and Children

26 December 1943
Athens, Ohio, United States


    Ronald Drake


Parents and Siblings



    William Howard Drake



    Wendell Scott Drake


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Russell B Drake in household of W B Drake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Russel B Drake in household of William B Drake, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Fay Drake in household of W B Drake, "United States Census, 1940"

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