Tolia Drake

January 1862–8 March 1936
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Tolia

Tolia Drake was born in January 1862, in Nash, North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Byrd Drake and Dinah Woodard. She married Robert Lee Lucas on 29 December 1889, in Mannings Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nashville Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Nashville, Nash, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died in North Carolina, United States.

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Robert Lee Lucas
Tolia Drake
Marriage: 29 December 1889
Arthur R Lucas
Emma Jane Lucas
Andrew Lucas
Lula Lucas
Mary Lucas
Roosevelt Lucas

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1889Mannings Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 0
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 20
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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    Sources (36)

    • Loley Drake in household of Nick Drake, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Taly Lucas in entry for William Cooper and Carrie Drake, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Lolie Lucas in entry for Lee Lucas, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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