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Descendants of William Henry Drake and Margaret Docherty

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Generation No. 1

1. William Henry1 Drake (SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) son of Samuel Drake and Prudence Wood was born October 27, 1831 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I., and died February 1, 1887 in Pownal, P.E.I.. He married Margaret Docherty December 4, 1856 in Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I., daughter of Finlay Docherty and Mary MacLeod. She was born February 1, 1828 in Lot 50, Seal River, P.E.I., and died January 18, 1898 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I..

More About William Henry Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

More About Margaret Docherty:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

Marriage Notes for William Drake and Margaret Docherty:
Margaret and William were married by Rev. G.L. Milligan, Wesleyan Minister.

More About William Drake and Margaret Docherty:
Marriage: December 4, 1856, Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I.

Children of William Drake and Margaret Docherty are:
+ 2 i. Samuel Finley2 Drake, born October 10, 1857 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died August 14, 1909 in Lot 49, Pownal P.E.I..
+ 3 ii. Mary Drake, born October 5, 1859 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died October 21, 1902 in Little York, P.E.I..
+ 4 iii. Prudence Drake, born December 5, 1861 in Lot 49, Pownal P.E.I.; died April 5, 1923 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I..
5 iv. Euphemia Ann Drake, born May 15, 1864 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died September 17, 1909 in Pownal, P.E.I.. She married John Nelson Wood December 22, 1897 in Pownal, P.E.I.; born November 1, 1863 in Pownal, P.E.I.; died December 1, 1951 in Pownal, P.E.I.. The parents of John Nelson Wood were Edward Wood and Sarah Jenkins.

Euphemia Drake and John Wood did not have any children.

More About Euphemia Ann Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

Marriage Notes for Euphemia Drake and John Wood:
Euphemia and John Wood were married by Rev. W.J. Howard.

More About John Wood and Euphemia Drake:
Marriage: December 22, 1897, Pownal, P.E.I.
Marriage license: December 20, 1897, Bondsman was John R. Drake

+ 6 v. George William Drake, born February 22, 1866 in Montague, P.E.I.; died December 14, 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

+ 7 vi. John Richard Drake, born February 9, 1871 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died May 5, 1943 in Dilke, Saskatchewan.
+ 8 vii. Eva Gertrude Drake, born December 30, 1876 in Pownal, P.E.I.; died February 23, 1926 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; Adopted child.


Generation No. 2

2. Samuel Finley2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born October 10, 1857 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I., and died August 14, 1909 in Lot 49, Pownal P.E.I.. He married Mary Jane MacEachern September 28, 1881 in First wedding and double wedding at Pownal Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I., daughter of John MacEachern and Charlotte Stewart. She was born January 4, 1861 in Canoe Cove, P.E.I., and died December 14, 1946 in Pownal, P.E.I..

More About Samuel Finley Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Lot 49, Pownal P.E.I.

More About Mary Jane MacEachern:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

More About Samuel Drake and Mary MacEachern:
Marriage: September 28, 1881, First wedding and double wedding at Pownal Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I.

Children of Samuel Drake and Mary MacEachern are:
9 i. John William Henry3 Drake, born August 23, 1882 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died October 24, 1966 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. He married Mary Janeth MacRae June 24, 1911 in Home of Finlay MacRae, Canoe Cove, P.E.I.; born March 9, 1880 in Canoe Cove, P.E.I.; died March 9, 1953 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. The parents of Mary Janeth MacRae were Finlay MacRae and Annie MacNevin.

More About John William Henry Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.
Known as: Billy
Occupation: Farmer

More About Mary Janeth MacRae:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

More About John Drake and Mary MacRae:
Marriage: June 24, 1911, Home of Finlay MacRae, Canoe Cove, P.E.I.

10 ii. Ernest Goodwill Drake, born December 4, 1885 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I.; died June 22, 1958 in Melville, Saskatchewan. He married Esther Marshall Kettles October 31, 1910 in Battle Vale, Saskatchewan; born September 13, 1893 in Glasgow, Scotland; died July 10, 1955 in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. The parents of Esther Marshall Kettles were James Phillip Kettles and Helen Marshall.

Notes for Ernest Goodwill Drake:
Ernest was a graduate of Prince of Wales College in P.E.I., studying teaching and general studies. He was active and founder of the Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation. He was the secretary-treasurer of the Rural Telephone Company at Battle Vale, Saskatchewan.

More About Ernest Goodwill Drake:
Burial: Medstead Municipal Cemetery, Saskatchewan
Occupation: School Teacher

Notes for Esther Marshall Kettles:
Esther arrived from Scotland in 1907.

More About Esther Marshall Kettles:
Burial: Medstead Municipal Cemetery, Saskatchewan

More About Ernest Drake and Esther Kettles:
Marriage: October 31, 1910, Battle Vale, Saskatchewan

3. Mary2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born October 5, 1859 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I., and died October 21, 1902 in Little York, P.E.I.. She married Amos West September 28, 1881 in United Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I., son of Martin West and Rebecca Essery. He was born July 17, 1856 in Little York, P.E.I., and died June 11, 1918 in Little York, P.E.I..

Notes for Mary Drake:
Newspaper Clipping -
DIED
At Little York, Tuesday morning, Oct 21st, Mary, the beloved wife of Amos West, aged 43 years. Funeral from her late residence to York Cemetery, Thursday at 3 p.m.

More About Mary Drake:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.

More About Amos West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Occupation: Farmer

More About Amos West and Mary Drake:
Marriage: September 28, 1881, United Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I.

Children of Mary Drake and Amos West are:
11 i. Margaret Orlo3 West, born November 2, 1882 in Little York, P.E.I.; died July 11, 1947 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. She married Heath Elon Oscar Vesey June 29, 1904; born July 26, 1879 in Little York, P.E.I.; died October 29, 1933 in York, P.E.I.. The parents of Heath Elon Oscar Vesey were Thomas Vesey and Emma Gill.

Notes for Margaret Orlo West:
The Island Register Obituary Book

Few deaths have caused such sincere sorrow as that which occurred in the community of York in the passing of M. Orlo Vesey at the P.E.I. Hospital on Friday, July 11th after a prolonged illness of over three years which she bore with patience and Christian fortitude. She was lovingly cared for by her devoted family during this period and all possible medical aid and care procured for her comfort by her son Arthur, with whom she resided. She will always be missed in the community where she took such a keen interest and active part in all church and community welfare. At an early age she became a member of the York Methodist Church, later the United Church, she was a life member of the Woman's Missionary Society, a valued member of the choir and for a time organist. She organized and was the beloved leader of the Mission Circle, which she always welcomed to her home where she was known as "Aunt Orlo" to all the boys and girls. She loved to entertain young people and they will always remember the good times enjoyed at sing songs and other gatherings and the Christian influence she exercised overall. Born at York 65 years ago, she was the daughter of the late Amos West and Mary Drake and in 1904 was married to Heath E.O. Vesey, who predeceased her 14 years ago. She leaves to mourn one daughter, Mary, Mrs. Harold Metcalfe of Dartmouth, N.S. and one son, Arthur on the homestead. She is also survived by two sisters, one brother and three grandsons. She was laid to rest in York cemetery; a short service in her home was followed by a service in the York United Church by her pastor, Rev. J.A. Nicholson, who frequently visited her during her long illness. Assisting at the funeral service was Rev. F.H. Littlejohns, a former pastor, and Rev. Thos. Wilson of West Covehead. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Ollie Brown, Minto Foster, Frank Vessey, Leigh Vessey, Finlay Drake and Wallace Mallett. The very large number attending the funeral, the beautiful flowers, numerous letters of sympathy all show the love and regard in which the deceased was held.

More About Margaret Orlo West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Known as: Orlo

Notes for Heath Elon Oscar Vesey:
The community of York was shocked and saddened when it became known on Monday, October 30th, (1933) that Mr. Heath Vesey had passed away unexpectedly. Mr. Vesey had suffered a prolonged illness of 10 years standing, years of intermittent suffering and comparative release and had been shortly before his passing employed about his farm duties. These years of pain of uncertainty, of mingled hope and painful doubt, were passed by him in uncomplaining patience and with cheerful resignation. He was always to be found a cheerful companion to both young and old and will be kindly remembered and sadly missed in both the home and community. Mr. Vesey was a son of the late Thomas Vesey, York, and was 54 years of age. He married Miss Orlo West, daughter of the late Amos West, York. She survives him with a family of two, Mr. Arthur, a well-known music teacher and Miss Mary, both at home. The surviving sisters and brothers are the Misses Julia and Elizabeth, Charlottetown, Hammond and Abner, York, and Dr. Eustace M. Vesey, Panora, Sask. The funeral service was appropriately conducted by the Rev. G.A. Christie, his pastor assisted by the Rev. Mr. Boothroyd, Hunter River, and the Rev. Mr. Wilson, Covehead, and was very largely attended. The musical service led by Mrs. W.J. Mutch, Cherry Valley with Mrs. B.R. Brown, York, organist was exceptionally beautiful. Among the many beautiful floral expressions of sympathy were tributes from the Sabbath School, the congregation and Y.P.S. of York Church. The pallbearers were Messrs. Milton Vesey, and Archie Vesey, York, Ambrose Mellett, Union Road, A.R. Wise and B.R. Holman, Charlottetown, W.H. Drake, Pownal. The interment was in York Cemetery under the direction of N.D. McLean.

More About Heath Elon Oscar Vesey:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.

More About Heath Vesey and Margaret West:
Marriage: June 29, 1904

12 ii. Laura Estelle West, born April 8, 1886 in Little York, P.E.I.; died June 27, 1969 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. She married (1) Arthur Raymond Crockett January 1915; born July 4, 1881 in Tracadie Road, P.E.I.; died August 9, 1918 in Amiens, France, World War 1. She married (2) Charles Leon Bustin October 8, 1923 in St John, New Brunswick; born 1870 in St John, New Brunswick; died Abt. 1926 in St John, New Brunswick. The parents of Charles Leon Bustin were Hugh Bustin and Ann.

Notes for Laura Estelle West:
Laura married Charles Bustin, a 53-year-old widower businessman from St. John. Laura did not have any children.

More About Laura Estelle West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Residence: 244 Kings St. East, St. John, New Brunswick

More About Arthur Raymond Crockett:
Known as: Ray

More About Arthur Crockett and Laura West:
Marriage: January 1915

More About Charles Bustin and Laura West:
Marriage: October 8, 1923, St John, New Brunswick

13 iii. Amy Rebecca West, born November 17, 1888 in Lot 34, Little York, P.E.I.; died April 2, 1978 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. She married Edward John Vessey June 29, 1909 in Home of Amos West; born August 14, 1877 in Little York, P.E.I.; died January 30, 1949 in Little York, P.E.I.. The parents of Edward John Vessey were William Vessey and Mary Elizabeth Stewart.

More About Amy Rebecca West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.

More About Edward John Vessey:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Known as: E.J. and Edmond
Occupation 1: Farmer
Occupation 2: Fox and hog farmer
Occupation 3: Justice of the Peace

Marriage Notes for Amy West and Edward Vessey:
Amy and Edward were married by Reverend E. Bell.

More About Edward Vessey and Amy West:
Marriage: June 29, 1909, Home of Amos West

14 iv. Mary Gladys West, born May 29, 1892 in Little York, P.E.I.; died April 13, 1915 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Notes for Mary Gladys West:
Records show that Mary was single.

More About Mary Gladys West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Known as: Gladys

15 v. George Willard Henry West, born February 1, 1897 in Little York, P.E.I.; died June 19, 1965 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. He married Myrtle Maude Whitlock October 1916 in Home of Dolly's parents, Elm Ave, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; born October 22, 1894 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.; died July 18, 1969 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.. The parents of Myrtle Maude Whitlock were Caleb Whitlock and Hannah Strain.

More About George Willard Henry West:
Burial: York Community United Church Cemetery, P.E.I.
Known as: Willard

More About Myrtle Maude Whitlock:
Known as: Dolly

Marriage Notes for George West and Myrtle Whitlock:
Myrtle and George lived in Amos' house from the time of their marriage until the home was sold to Lester Keizer in 1926. They then moved to Charlottetown.

More About George West and Myrtle Whitlock:
Marriage: October 1916, Home of Dolly's parents, Elm Ave, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

4. Prudence2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born December 5, 1861 in Lot 49, Pownal P.E.I., and died April 5, 1923 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.. She married Daniel Alexander Wood December 23, 1885 in Pownal, P.E.I., son of John Wood and Annie MacRae. He was born July 20, 1858 in Lot 48, Hazelbrook, P.E.I., and died 1947 in Lot 48, Hazelbrook, P.E.I..

More About Prudence Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.
Religion: Methodist

More About Daniel Alexander Wood:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

More About Daniel Wood and Prudence Drake:
Marriage: December 23, 1885, Pownal, P.E.I.

Children of Prudence Drake and Daniel Wood are:
16 i. Lois C3 Wood, born April 17, 1876 in Lot 48, Hazelbrook, P.E.I..

17 ii. Elmira B Wood, born June 6, 1883 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.; died December 15, 1887 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I..

More About Elmira B Wood:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

18 iii. Annie Euphemia Wood, born June 6, 1888 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.; died March 28, 1907 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I..

More About Annie Euphemia Wood:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

19 iv. Mary Isabelle Wood, born February 2, 1891 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.; died December 1920 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.. She married William John Jenkins April 4, 1917 in Souris, P.E.I.; born July 5, 1894 in Millview, P.E.I.; died May 17, 1974 in Hazelbrook, P.E.I.. The parents of William John Jenkins were Giles Jenkins and Eliza Acorn.

More About Mary Isabelle Wood:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

More About William John Jenkins:
Burial: Central United Church Cemetery, Dunstaffnage, P.E.I.

More About William Jenkins and Mary Wood:
Marriage: April 4, 1917, Souris, P.E.I.

20 v. Myrtle Elma Pearl Wood, born January 15, 1894 in Pownal, P.E.I..

6. George William2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born February 22, 1866 in Montague, P.E.I., and died December 14, 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He married Elmira Jane Clarke December 19, 1888 in United Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I., daughter of David Clarke and Maria Gay. She was born July 29, 1866 in Fort Augustus, P.E.I., and died May 22, 1944 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Notes for George William Drake:
George moved to Saskatchewan in the spring of 1906.

The death of George William Drake, aged 80 years, of 412 Third Street, east, occurred at his home on Saturday, December 14. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. G. S. Packham. Surviving are two sons, Henry of New Westminster, B.C., and Gordon C., Regina, Sask. His wife predeceased him in 1944.

More About George William Drake:
Baptism: May 8, 1866, Baptized by Reverend F.W. Moore
Burial: December 17, 1946, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation: John Deere dealer and mink farmer

More About Elmira Jane Clarke:
Baptism: January 2, 1867, Baptized by Min. F.W. Moore
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Known as: Aunt Ellie

Marriage Notes for George Drake and Elmira Clarke:
George and Elmira were neighbors so knew each other probably most of their lives. After their marriage in 1888 they lived and farmed on Lot 49, Pownal Bay, P.E.I. for a year or so, then settled on a farm at Mt. Mellick, P.E.I. Lois Chandler, who from the age of 16 helped with baby Harry and Gordon, stayed on as helper for Elmira with the housework and cooking until 1946. Lois died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1967 at the age of 90. After Gordon was born, Elmira was involved in an elevator accident at the hospital that crashed to the ground and left her a semi-invalid from that time on.

George moved from Mt. Mellick to Strasbourg, Saskatchewan in the spring of 1906 until 1918. Together with son Harry and his wife Margaret, they operated a John Deere implement business. They then moved to Beatty, Saskatchewan where they farmed and then to North Battleford, Saskatchewan where they had another John Deere outlet with George and Harry in business together. Then in 1925 George bought 8 acres just south of Saskatoon and he built a fox ranch. All the buildings were very well built and kept very tidy. He also invented many things he used on the fox ranch that other fox ranchers used. At the age of 76, George sold "the Ranch" to his grandson Willard and retired, moving to a home in Saskatoon. George loved cars and had one of the first with lamps you had to light. The story is told that when he went downtown in the "Buick" he would drive on the streetcar tracks.

More About George Drake and Elmira Clarke:
Marriage: December 19, 1888, United Methodist Church, Pownal, P.E.I.

Children of George Drake and Elmira Clarke are:
21 i. Margaret Lavina3 Drake, born November 1890 in Pownal, P.E.I.; died January 21, 1891 in Pownal, P.E.I..

Notes for Margaret Lavina Drake:
Margaret died at only 10 weeks of age.

More About Margaret Lavina Drake:
Burial: United Church Cemetery, Pownal, P.E.I.

22 ii. Henry Milton Drake, born April 17, 1892 in Pownal, P.E.I.; died August 10, 1965 in Kamloops, B.C.. He married Williamina Margaret Ritchie Clark March 31, 1915 in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan; born July 4, 1893 in Kincardine-Shire, Scotland; died July 4, 1962 in Kamloops, B.C.. The parents of Williamina Margaret Ritchie Clark were William Clark and Margaret McRobbie.

Notes for Henry Milton Drake:
A well-known resident of the Shuswap area, Henry (Harry) Milton Drake died on Aug. 10, 1965 in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 73. Mr. Drake was born at Pownal, P.E.I. on April 17, 1892 and came west in 1906. For many years he operated a store and farmed in the Shuswap area. Surviving him are daughter, Mrs. Irma Neufeld, of Zelandia, Saskatchewan; two sons, Willard of Chase, B.C. and Gordon of Calgary, AB.; also nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret on July 04, 1962. Rev. P.A. Galardi conducted the funeral service at Schoenings Funeral Chapel, on Friday Aug 13 at 2 PM. Interment in the family plot, Hillside Cemetery.

More About Henry Milton Drake:
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C.
Known as: Harry
Occupation 1: Farmer, Imperial Oil Agent
Occupation 2: Businessman
Residence 1: Eston and Elstow, Saskatchewan
Residence 2: Aldergrove, Chase and Kamloops, B.C.

More About Williamina Margaret Ritchie Clark:
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C.
Known as: Margaret

More About Henry Drake and Williamina Clark:
Marriage: March 31, 1915, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan

23 iii. Gordon Clarke Drake, born May 12, 1905 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.; died April 12, 1958 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He married Margaret Elizabeth Rutherford June 20, 1927 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born November 22, 1902 in Martintown, Ontario; died January 26, 2003 in Duncan, BC. The parents of Margaret Elizabeth Rutherford were James Grey Rutherford and Ella May McMartin.

Notes for Gordon Clarke Drake:
Funeral service for Gordon Clarke Drake, 53, of 3029 Kings Road, was held recently at Lakeview United Church, and burial was in Riverside Memorial Park. Mr. Drake had been parts manager for the John Deere Plow Co., Ltd. Born at Charlottetown, P.E.I., he was educated at Strasbourg and Saskatoon. In 1924 he commenced employment with the John Deere firm in Saskatoon, transferring to the Regina office in 1933 as parts manager. An ardent member of the Amateur Radio association, he took an active part in the home defense signal corps during the Second World War. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Earl, Karachi, Pakistan; a daughter, Mrs. Morley White, 1751 Royal Street; a brother, Harry, Aldergrove, B.C., and three grandchildren.

More About Gordon Clarke Drake:
Burial: Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Parts Manager for John Deere Farm Implement Co.

More About Margaret Elizabeth Rutherford:
Cremation: 2003, Ashes to Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Regina, Saskatchewan
Known as: Peggie

More About Gordon Drake and Margaret Rutherford:
Marriage: June 20, 1927, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

7. John Richard2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born February 9, 1871 in Lot 49, Pownal, P.E.I., and died May 5, 1943 in Dilke, Saskatchewan. He married Susannah Jane Drake March 16, 1898 in Home of Enoch and Mary Drake, Cornwall, P.E.I., daughter of Enoch Drake and Mary Howard. She was born October 7, 1873 in Lot 32, Cornwall, P.E.I., and died July 6, 1963 in Dilke, Saskatchewan.

Notes for John Richard Drake:
In 1923 John got his leg caught under the bull wheel of the binder. Marg drove the car to Keddleston, and took her father to Regina by train. It saved his life but the leg could not be saved. John bought land from Nat Gay in Saskatchewan.

JOHN RICHARD DRAKE
The funeral service for the late John Richard Drake took place at the Keddleston United Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr Gordon Wanless officiated. Pallbearers were George Bradley, C. Bradley, A. Wilke, J. Coles, W. Tindall and B. Foxon. Mr. Drake was born in 1871 at Waterside, near Pownal, Prince Edward Island. In 1898 he married Miss Susannah Jane Drake at Cornwall, P.E.I. The family lived at Waterside until 1911. Early that spring he joined George Drake at Strasbourg, Sask., and in the fall of the same year located on the farm three miles north west of Keddleston, which is still the family home. Beside Mrs. Drake three children survive: Russell and Mary at Keddleston and Mrs. W. Wheatley, Liberty. Mr. George Drake, a brother, lives in Saskatoon. Mr. Drake was a member of the United Church and for some time was superintendent of the Sunday school at Keddleston. He was secretary and member of the local school board for about twenty-five years and served as the secretary for the local telephone company for about the same length of time. He has been in indifferent health for the past three years, although until the past two weeks he was up and about. Another page in the history of Keddleston is written with the passing of a pioneer who made his contribution to its development, to its gradual change from the unsettled prairie into an organized community. The West is not the country for weaklings or those who are afraid of hard work, who lack courage and perseverance. Men who made the West are those who stick to it, through thick and thin, through bad times and good times, through discouragements and droughts.

More About John Richard Drake:
Baptism: May 2, 1871, United Church, Pownal, P.E.I.
Burial: May 7, 1943, Keddleston, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Grain and cattle farmer
Residence 1: Lot 48, Pownal, P.E.I.
Residence 2: Dilke, Saskatchewan

Notes for Susannah Jane Drake:
Janie was trained in music and painting.

Saturday, July 6, Mrs. Susanna Jane Drake, age 89 years, late of Dilke, Sask. Mrs. Drake was predeceased by her husband, J.R. Drake, in 1943. Mrs. Drake is survived by one son, Russell, Dilke, Sask.; two daughters, Mary Drake, Dilke Sask.; Mrs. (Margaret) Wheatley, Liberty, Sask. Funeral services will be held at the Dilke United Church on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Rev. A. Stanislov will officiate and interment will be in the Edelson Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave.

More About Susannah Jane Drake:
Baptism: January 1, 1874, Cornwall, P.E.I.
Burial: Keddleston, Saskatchewan
Known as: Aunt Jane, Janie, Jane, Susan, Sarah
Residence 1: Lot 32, Cornwall, P.E.I.
Residence 2: Dilke, Saskatchewan

Marriage Notes for John Drake and Susannah Drake:
John and Susannah Jane (Janie) moved from P.E.I. to Keddleston, Saskatchewan in Feb 1911.

Wedding announcement from The Guardian Newspaper 1898.

HEART HARVEST - A very interesting event took place last evening, the 16th inst, at the residence of Mr Enoch Drake, Cornwall, when their only daughter Janie Drake, was united in wedlock to Mr John R Drake of Pownal. The bride was supported by Miss Ella Howard of Cornwall, and Mr Wm Lane was best man for the groom. The bride was dressed in white Swiss muslin and looked beautiful. The ceremony was performed by Rev Mr Dawson, of Cornwall, assisted by Rev. W. J. Howard, of Pownal. The immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present, forming a numerous and happy party. After supper Dr Taylor of Charlottetown, proposed the health of the bride and groom with which he coupled the name of Rev G F Dawson who responded. The evening was enlivened with music, singing and games and a crowd of the Cornwall youths added to the interest by a rousing chivaree which, however, was conducted in a very orderly and respectable manner. The GUARDIAN joins with Mr and Mrs Drake's many friends in tendering congratulations.

More About John Drake and Susannah Drake:
Marriage: March 16, 1898, Home of Enoch and Mary Drake, Cornwall, P.E.I.

Children of John Drake and Susannah Drake are:
24 i. Russell Maxwell3 Drake, born January 5, 1899 in Lot 48, Pownal, P.E.I.; died December 6, 1966 in Dilke, Saskatchewan.

Notes for Russell Maxwell Drake:
Records show that Russell was single.

More About Russell Maxwell Drake:
Burial: Keddleston, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Grain, cattle, fox farmer

25 ii. Mary Elmira Drake, born August 23, 1900 in Lot 48, Pownal, P.E.I.; died August 9, 1979 in Davidson, Saskatchewan.

Notes for Mary Elmira Drake:
Records show that Mary was single. She stayed and helped on the farm.

More About Mary Elmira Drake:
Burial: Keddleston, Saskatchewan

26 iii. Margaret Lillian Drake, born September 15, 1908 in Lot 48, Pownal, P.E.I.; died March 15, 1998 in Imperial, Saskatchewan. She married William Andrew Wheatley August 5, 1931 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born April 27, 1902 in McKillip Twp, Seaforth, Ontario; died March 28, 1986 in Imperial, Saskatchewan.

Notes for Margaret Lillian Drake:
Margaret Lillian Wheatley, aged 89 years, of Liberty; Sask. passed away at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility; Imperial, Sask. on Sunday; March 15, 1998. Funeral service was held from Bethel United Church, Liberty on Wednesday, March 18th conducted by Rev. Elaine McLaughlin. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Don and Evelyn Kennedy; Ed and Isabelle Wilson, Thelma and Al Busse, Maureen Tittemore, Greg Tittemore, Robert and Dot King, Charlie and Bernie Ell, Clarence and Amelia Robertson, Carol and Paul Remlinger and Frank and Jean Friese. Pallbearers were Don Anderson, Mike Tittemore, Larry Wolff, Jim Stratton, Craig Busse and Bob Robertson. Merrill Comba and Steve Dornian were the ushers and Rose Hannay was the register attendant. Jeanine Vanthuyne was the organist.

Margaret Lillian Wheatley was born in Waterside, PEl in 1908 to John and Susannah Drake. She came to Keddleston with her parents as a young girl and finished her high school and normal school training in Regina going on to teach in various schools including Penzance and Liberty. She met her husband Bill of Liberty and were married in 1931. They continued to live and farm in the district all their lives. Margaret was active in the UCW ladies organization, she enjoyed travelling and her garden. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 1986; parents John and Susannah Drake; brother Russell and sister Mary Drake. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Fotheringham -McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis were in charge of arrangements.

More About Margaret Lillian Drake:
Burial: Liberty, Saskatchewan

More About William Andrew Wheatley:
Burial: Liberty, Saskatchewan
Known as: Bill
Occupation: Grain and cattle farmer. Both Bill and Margaret were teachers.

Marriage Notes for Margaret Drake and William Wheatley:
Records show that Margaret and Bill Wheatley had no children. In 1928 Margaret, Russell and Peggy ( Mrs. Gordon Drake) went for their first aeroplane ride at the exhibition in Saskatoon.

The following announcements appeared in the local newspapers (Keddleston and Liberty, Sask) for the wedding of Margaret Lillian Drake and William A. Wheatley.

WHEATLEY-DRAKE

On Wednesday, August 5th, at 822 14th St. Saskatoon, Margaret Lillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Drake of Keddleston became the bride of Mr. William A. Wheatley, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Wheatley of Seaforth, Ontario. The Rev. D. S. Dix officiated. After an extended motor trip the young couple will reside at Liberty.

Liberty

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Drake announce the marriage of their daughter Margaret Lillian on Wednesday, August 5th, 1931 to William Wheatley. At home Liberty, Sask. Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley at the close of their honeymoon trip to Prince Albert and the National Park spent a few days at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Drake.

More About William Wheatley and Margaret Drake:
Marriage: August 5, 1931, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

8. Eva Gertrude2 Drake (William Henry1, SamuelA, SamuelB, JohnC, WilliamD, JohnE) was born December 30, 1876 in Pownal, P.E.I., and died February 23, 1926 in Bethune, Saskatchewan. She married John Colin McEachern June 1, 1904 in P.E.I., son of Charles McEachern and Annie Docherty. He was born June 3, 1878 in Montague Harbour, P.E.I., and died September 12, 1950 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

More About Eva Gertrude Drake:
Baptism: November 18, 1879
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan

Notes for John Colin McEachern:
John worked as a streetcar conductor in Boston, Mass. He moved to Strasbourg, Saskatchewan in 1906. In 1907 John filed on a homestead NE 14-19-25 Waldorf District. In 1908 Eva and son, George "Malcolm", moved into the new home John had built. In 1944 fire destroyed that house and all its contents.

More About John Colin McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Medical Information: Suffered from asthma
Occupation 1: Farmer in Saskatchewan
Occupation 2: Street car conductor in Boston, Massachusetts
Residence 1: Bef. 1906, Belfast, P.E.I.
Residence 2: Bef. 1906, Boston, Massachusetts
Residence 3: 1906, Bethune, Saskatchewan

More About John McEachern and Eva Drake:
Marriage: June 1, 1904, P.E.I.

Children of Eva Drake and John McEachern are:
27 i. George Malcolm3 McEachern, born September 18, 1908 in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan; died June 1953 in Bethune, Saskatchewan.

Notes for George Malcolm McEachern:
Records show that Malcolm was single.

More About George Malcolm McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Education: Attended Waldorf School
Known as: Malcolm

28 ii. Hugh Guild McEachern, born August 14, 1910 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; died November 15, 1976 in Bethune, Saskatchewan. He married Mildred Curtis July 17, 1947 in Regina, Saskatchewan; born April 21, 1927 in Bethune, Saskatchewan. The second marriage for Mildred was July 7, 1978, Bethune United Church, Saskatchewan to Walter Gardiner. Walter Gardiner was born July 20, 1921, Merline, Ontario.

Notes for Hugh Guild McEachern:
Hugh enjoyed fishing and curling.

More About Hugh Guild McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Education: Attended Waldorf School
Occupation 1: Farmer
Occupation 2: Caretaker/Curling Rink

More About Hugh McEachern and Mildred Curtis:
Marriage: July 17, 1947, Regina, Saskatchewan

29 iii. Morley Drake McEachern, born March 31, 1912 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; died October 1975 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Notes for Morley Drake McEachern:
Morley worked in Fort William and in Toronto, Ontario during the 1930s and 1940s. Later he lived and worked in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Records show that Morley was single.

More About Morley Drake McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Education: Attended Waldorf School
Medical Information: Suffered from asthma

30 iv. Kenneth Hollis McEachern, born May 24, 1916 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; died March 23, 1979 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Notes for Kenneth Hollis McEachern:
Records show that Kenneth was single.

More About Kenneth Hollis McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Education: Attended Waldorf School
Military service: Bet. 1941 - 1946, RCAF
Occupation: City of Moose Jaw, Rosedale Cemetery for 28 years

31 v. Jean Lois McEachern, born March 27, 1918 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; died June 15, 1996 in Bethune, Saskatchewan. She married John Walter Douglas November 15, 1941 in St Boniface Anglican Chapel, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; born October 12, 1913 in Bethune, Saskatchewan; died August 14, 1991 in Bethune, Saskatchewan. The parents of John Walter Douglas were John Douglas and Esther Redford.

More About Jean Lois McEachern:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan

Notes for John Walter Douglas:
The Douglas farm was at Two Rivers, Saskatchewan about 6 miles from the McEachern farm at Waldorf.

More About John Walter Douglas:
Burial: Bethune, Saskatchewan
Known as: Walter

More About John Douglas and Jean McEachern:
Marriage: November 15, 1941, St Boniface Anglican Chapel, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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