Sunday, April 11, 2010

Adison Douglas Drake & Jennie Goltry Drake.

Adison Douglas Drake.

Birth: Jan. 29, 1861, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.
Death:Jan. 11, 1935, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa.

Husband of Jennie Goltry. Son of Dennis Drake and Caroline Patterson.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, January, 17, 1935.

A. D. Drake, prominent citizen of Russell, died at his home at that place on Friday afternoon, January 11, 1935, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 18 days.

Funeral services were held at the Russell Methodist church on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.E. Beals.

A male quartette, composed of Thurman Clark, Orin Randall, Claude Bower and Herbert Ewald, sang a few selections, and Mr. Randall sang a solo, "The End of a Perfect Day." The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Burial took place in the Russell cemetery, the I.O.O.F. order having charge of the services at the grave. Pall bearers were old time neighbors, Ed Moore, Harley Moore, John May, Lloyd May, Fred Post and Harley Post.

Addison Douglas Drake, son of Dennis Drake and Caroline Drake, was born in Paris, Edgar county, Ill., on Jan. 29, 1861. When but four years old he came with his parents to Lucas county where the remainder of his life was spent. He grew to manhood north of Russell and was engaged in farming until 1917 when he moved to Russell where he had since lived. He had been in failing health for two years and was confined to his home for six months, and was bedfast for five weeks. During that time his sufferings were intense, but were borne with great patience and cheerfulness.

On Feb. 1, 1883, he was married at the home of the bride's parents near Russell to Miss Jennie Goltry, who survives him. Two years ago they observed their golden wedding. To them five children were born, one of whom, a daughter, died in infancy. Those left to mourn their loss are Frank Drake, of Chariton; Mrs. Edna Brown, Mrs. Grace Smith and Joseph Drake of Russell. Besides the wife and children he is also survived by eleven grandchildren, three great-grandsons, two brothers and one sister, Wm. Drake, of Lohrville, James Drake, of Russell, and Mrs. Etta Bond, of Chariton.

In 1909 Mr. Drake united with the M.E. church at Russell. He had also been a member of the I.O.O.F. order for over fifty-three years. He affiliated with the organization at LaGrange but in 1882 transferred his membership to the Russell order, and was a faithful attendant until recent years. He will be greatly missed in Russell and vicinity.
He was a kind, devoted and faithful husband and father and an honorable and respected citizen. He possessed a jovial disposition and his sense of humor remained with him until the close of his earthly career.


James Franklin Drake (1884 - 1938)
Edna Mae Drake Brown (1888 - 1977)
Joseph Clifford Drake (1891 - 1970)
Lillie Drake (1894 - 1894)
Lula Grace Drake Smith (1899 - 1950).
Burial: Russell Cemetery, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA.

Jennie Goltry Drake.

Birth: Aug. 8, 1865, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa.
Death: Sep. 16, 1952, Russell, Lucas County, Iowa.

Wife of Adison Douglas Drake. Daughter of Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry and Emeline Force.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, September 25, 1952

Mrs. Jennie Goltry Drake, daughter of Jacob F. and Emeline Goltry, was born in Lucas County, Aug. 8, 1865, and died at the O'Donnell nursing home in Russell, Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, at the age of 87 years, one month and eight days. She was one of 13 children.

She was united in marriage to Adison Douglas Drake Feb. 2, 1883, and to this union five children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and three children, Frank Drake, Grace Smith and Lillian Drake, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn two children, Edna Brown of Long Beach, Calif., and Joe Drake of Russell. There are also 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four sisters, one brother, other relatives and many friends.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Methodist church. Her entire lifetime was spent in and near Russell. She was a kind and faithful wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the Woodman Home for Funerals on Friday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. E. Beals. Interment was in the Russell cemetery.

Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry (1837 - 1914)
Emeline Force Goltry (1843 - 1934)

Burial: Russell Cemetery , Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA.

Authors note.

I would like to thank Skip Mihoover for allowing me to use his family information and photos which was originally posted at ( Find a Grave. ) “Thanks Skip.”

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