Riley Victor Drake married
Sarah Jane Johnson

Date: Sunday, October 07, 2001 9:21 AM

Have been thinking of sending you this family line of mine but keep putting 
it off.  I just decided that it is time to stop procrastinating and get it 
done.  Maybe it will help someone who is researching and needs what little 
info I have.  Then again, maybe someone can be of some help to me.  So here 
it is.  I do not know how to send a gedcom so will have to settle for this.   
Helen Lee

Riley Victor Drake (My Great Grandfather) 

Husband:   Riley Victor Drake.  born  Feb. 15, 1833 in Chautauqua Co., New 
Married Feb. 12, 1860 Jefferson, Marion Co., Oregon  at the Johnson home.  
Died Oct. 17, 1905,  Boyd, Wasco Co. Oregon
(South of The Dalles Oregon (Wasco County)
Father:  Riley Drake
Mother:  Betsy Matteson (Madison) 
not sure of  the spelling)(Betsy died when son  was three weeks old)

R.V. Drake :   buried in 8-Mile Cemetery (sometimes called Jap Hollow 
Cemetery) about 8 miles south of The Dalles, Wasco Co.,Oregon
 Wife:  :  Sarah Jane Johnson  b.  November 25, 1843 in Bowling Green, 
              Died:  August 03, 1905 in 8-Mile, Wasco Co., Oregon
  buried:  in 8-Mile Cemetery (Jap Hollow Cem) (Wasco Co., Oregon about 8 
Miles south of The Dalles, Oregon.

Children:  (A)  Linus Madison Drake Married April 13, 1887 - The Dalles, 
               1st  Spouse:  Frances Ruth Campbell    
			   (2nd)            Lucille ???????? 
(Marriage date for Linus and Frances taken  from  clipping  from The Dalles 
Times Mountaineer (Local newspaper).  Date also found Book of Marr.  at The 
Dalles Wasco Co., Library - Book D,  Page 135.
     One child:  Henry Victor (nick name - Ray)

             (B)  Mary Ellen Drake  b.  about 1862  died October 1868 Marion 
County, Oregon
              NOTE:  Supposedly died in schoolhouse fire in 1868.  Have found 
no proof of that fact except from a book written by Wm. McNeal, The Dalles, 

              (C)   Etta Elnora Drake b. about 1867  (Oregon 1870 census 
showed Etta as 3 years old.

                   Etta Married James Ferguson November 24, 1887  (Book of  
Marriages -Book D, Page 139)  The Dalles, Wasco Co. Library,  The Dalles, 
Oregon)    2nd marriage for James Ferguson.  

                   Etta died October 25, 1931 age 64.

             (D)  Joseph Victor Drake  b.  about 1870
                       ((Census record 1880 showed Joseph 14 years old)

                    Died April 14, 1891 ( Injuries resulted from a Logging 
                                              (Death date in question)

             (E)  Arminta May Drake (My Grandmother)  born:  January 21, 1870 
in Hubbard, Oregon
                      Married February 02, 1888  to John Elijah Ferguson 
                         Book of Marriages    -    (Book D - Page 148)
                       Died January 30, 1911 - The Dalles, Oregon
                        Buried 8-Mile Cemetery (Jap Hollow Cem)
                Six children:  Alfred Putnam,  Frank William,  Joseph Tomas,  
Alvia Russell,  John Elijah (jr)  and Alice Pearl.

             (F)George Riley Drake  b.  about 1873/74   (1880 Oregon Census 
showed him to be  six years old) 
                 Died April 14, 1894  about 21 years of age.  

             (G)  Fred Orlison Drake  b.  January 16, 1875 The Dalles, Oregon
                         Died April 19, 1944    Buried 8-Mile Cemetery and 
later moved to
                               Parklawn Cemetery in The Dalles, Oregon.
                      Married December 21, 1914 - to Ethel Rider Nash , 
daughter of Ren Rider.  

             (H)  Alzora Ann Drake  b. about 1877 in Hubbard, Oregon
                    Died in 1934 in Monrovia, California
                          Married Charles Monroe Thompson,  August 15, 1894

             (I)   Nellie (Lilly) Drake  aka  "Cissy"
                        Born about 1880  (Died in Infancy)

             (J)  Monroe Drake  nickname "Bud"
                     Born June 28, 1882 The Dalles, Oregon
                     Married  (1)  Tessie Quinn   -January 01, 1902 (Book G, 
Page 414 -       Book of Marriages.                (No children)

                                (2)  Minnie Goit O'Connor -   May 31, 1914 
(Book J, Page 460 - Book of marriages)                       Children by 
Minnie O'Connor were two as follows:
                                 (daughter - Della Drake)   &   (son) died in 

             (K)  Arlie Geraldine Drake  b.  June 1886 - The Dalles, Wasco 
Co., Oregon
             Died July 23, 1961 in Pendleton, Oregon.

                      Married to Otis D. Teel on August 31, 1904  (Book G - 
Page 319 book of marriages.          Children:   Willema , Mildred,   Ernest,