Date: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 6:10 AM
DR. S. S. DRAKE, physician, Broadway, was born in Logan County, Ohio, November 5: 1837, and is a son of Abram and Elizabeth (Cook) Drake. Abram was born on the waters of Yellow Creek, Carroll County, Ohio, September 26, 1805, and Elizabeth, his wife, was born near Pittsburgh, Penn., November 2, 1808. They were married in 1827, moved from Carroll County to Logan County, and then to Union County, Ohio, where they settled and remained until his death, which occurred in 1867; his widow is still living. The Doctor was united in marriage, September 17, 1865, with Lucretia D. Brees, who was born in Liberty Township, Union County, Ohio, August 24, 1844. When twenty-one years of age, he engaged in teaching school, and continued for twelve years, after which he began reading medicine with Dr. Skidmore. After finishing his course of study, he began practicing in Broadway, Ohio, in 1877. He acquired a good common school education, and is a member of the Masonic order at Newton, Ohio. He and his wife are the parents of two children-Harry H., born September 1, 1872, and Tenney P., born March 30, 1877. The Doctor has met with very good success in his practice.
Judith Weeks Ancell