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Dr. Lewis Drake
DIED—On Wednesday last, after a brief illness of Sporadic Cholera, Dr.
Lewis Drake, in the 44th year of his age. Dr. Drake was born and raised in
this vicinity, and was a son of the late Col. Drake. We have been
intimately acquainted with the deceased for more than sixteen years, and
we can say, without affectation, that we never knew a more amiable,
modest, unobtrusive, and excellent man. As a citizen he was public
spirited and liberal and in all public matters was guided by conscientious
motives and principles; as a physician he was highly esteemed and always
enjoyed an extensive practice. The poor, who ever commanded his services
gratuitously, will long hold him in grateful remembrance. As a neighbor he
practically fulfilled the relations of that character; as a son he was
dutiful and affectionate, and as a husband and father he was
distinguished, above most men, for his affection and kindness. But the
crowning beauty of his life was his Christian character. His daily life
was a practical exemplification of a true Christian, and we do not doubt
that he died as he lived, in peace with God and man. May Heaven bless his
disconsolate widow and fatherless children!
Source: The Western Star, dated 1 August 1851 (obtained from the Ohio
Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)by
Judy Simpson
24 June 2004

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