Biography of Frank Drake


Drake, Frank, Aurora, p. o. Willink, born in Aurora, November 2, 1851, is a son of Andrew and Olive J. (Jones) Drake, he born in Watkins, N. Y., and she in Hamburg. The father of Frank came to East Hamburg and finally settled in Aurora, where he lived for some years and then went to Canada, where he died; his wife died in Aurora. Frank Drake was reared on the farm and educated in the Aurora schools. He followed farming and owns eighty-seven acres where he lives; he also owns a portion of the Ransom Jones (grandfather) farm in East Hamburg. He was married in 1876 to Julia Deffenbach of East Aurora, and they have one son, Frank. He was a Democrat in politics. The Joneses were Quakers.

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