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DRAKE Family in Tunnelton,early 1900's
Posted by: Pam Drake Date: April 26, 2001 at 12:46:53
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According to his Civil War pension records my great-grandparents lived in Tunnelton,Preston Co.,WV.on 18 Feb.1907. Their names were Thomas Carter Drake & Lovina Bowie.Were they living there in 1900 or 1910 for the census? Thomas died in Pt.Marion,Fayette Co.,PA.on 24 Sept.1910. Was Pt.Marion the closest doctor or hospital to Tunnelton? Lovina Drake was living in Tunnelton when she applied for her widow's pension on 11 June 1911.Lovina died 8 March 1920 in Pt.Marion,PA. They are both buried in the Smithfield Cemetery in Fayette Co.,PA.

My Drake grandparents also lived for awhile in Tunnelton.Their names were:Eli Carrington Drake & Icey Dora Arthur. They had some of their 12 children there.The Drake children born in Tunnelton were:Thomas Davison(b.24 Oct.1900);Lovey Alice(b.22 Dec.1902);Olen B.(b.1905-died as a newborn);Dempsey R.(b.1906--died as an infant) & Howard Preston(born 25 June 1908).By 24 August 1910 they had moved the family to Harrison Co.,WV.where the rest of the children(including my father,Eli Carrington Drake,Jr.born 6 July 1920)were born. Their first child Mary was born in Calhoun Co.,WV. on 24 Jan.1899.The other children's names I haven't mentioned yet were:Glover Dale(born 1910),Harrison(died as a newborn),twins Neva & Eva(born 8 March 1914),& Francis Romeo(22 Nov.1916).

Any information on both generations of this family would be really appreciated!


Pam Drake
Tell City,IN.

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