Irad C. Drake,
born in Cranesville, Erie Co, PA, Nov. 27, 1849

Irad C. Drake, merchant, Cambridgeboro, was born in Cranesville, Erie Co, PA, Nov. 27, 1849, son of Henry A. and Lucina (Sherwood) Drake. Henry A. was a son of Francis and Demis (Kelsey) Drake, of Stockbridge, MA, and Francis was a son of William Drake, a native of England who came to Massachusetts in his youth and lived and died there. Lucina, the wife of Henry A. Drake, was a daughter of John Sherwood, who settled in Washington Twp, Erie Co, PA in 1816. Irad C. Drake, our subject, located in Cambridge in 1877, and engaged in the clothing and gents' furnishing goods business, which he has carried on successfully to the present time. He was married, May 8, 1883, to Emma L.,daughter of Isaac B. and Maria (Mossinger) Gerow, of Cambridge Twp, this county. Mr. Drake and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., E.A.U., and A.O.U.W.P805 - Cambridge Twp, Crawford Co, PA