Obit: Drake, Frank (1860 - 1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Drake, Cowan 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 7, 1957 

Drake, Frank (24 February 1860 - 28 October 1957) 

Frank Drake, 97, died Sunday afternoon in Neillsville following a lingering illness. 

Mr. Drake was born February 24, 1800 (1860), at Eau Galle, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Drake.  He received his education in the Eau Galle Public schools and later became a farmer, an occupation he followed most of his life, with the exception of a short time when he operated a grocery store in Eau Galle.  In 1932 he retired and moved to River Falls.  Following the death of his wife, the former Fannie Cowan, whom he married in 1889, he made his home with his son, Russell Drake, of Neillsville. 

He was a member of the River Falls Methodist Church, and served as director of the Eau Galle Creamery for many years. 

He is survived by a daughter, Miss Vernie Drake of St. Paul, Minn.; and two sons, Russell of Neillsville, and Herbert of Eau Claire.  Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. 

(Some lines may be missing here), funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Segerstrom Funeral Home in River Falls.  Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.   

The Bergemann Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements in Neillsville. 



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