William Walton Drake

17 December 1868–28 March 1969 (Age 100)
Greensboro, Hale, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Walton

When William Walton Drake was born on 17 December 1868, his father, Alpheus B Drake, was 26 and his mother, Lucy C Walton, was 24. He married Mamie Lucy Wilkerson on 1 December 1895, in Hale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hale, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 28 March 1969, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

William Walton Drake
Mamie Lucy Wilkerson
Marriage: 1 December 1895
Edith Irene Drake
Walton Bryant Drake
Alpheus Brown Drake
Joseph P Drake
Lucy Catherine Drake
William Walton Drake

Spouse and Children

1 December 1895
Hale, Alabama, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Alpheus B Drake


    Lucy C Walton




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 7

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 27

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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)

  • Walter Drake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Drake, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William W Drake, "United States Census, 1910"

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