Biography of Loren M. Drake
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Drake, Loren M., Lawrence, was born in Moira, Franklin county, October 8, 1846, a son of J. A. Drake, born in Graf ton, N. H., in 1814, whose father was Daniel Drake of Grafton, who had three sons and four daughters. In 1817 he came to Franklin county, where he settled on a farm and built a log cabin. J. A. Drake began business for himself at the age of twenty fIve years. He bought 130 acres of land in Moira, which he sold and bought again. Again he sold, then bought the farm of 156 acres where he now lives at the age of eighty years. The farm is now carried on by his son, Reuben. Mr. Drake has been twice married, first to Caroline Moody by whom he had six Sons and four daughters. He married second, Caroline Lavery. L. M. Drake, our subject, was educated in the common and select schools of Moira, and has always been a farmer. He first invested in a farm with his brother, which they worked together nine years, then sold. Loren then came to Lawrence, buying the farm of 208 acres, which he now owns. He carries on general farming and dairying, keeping about thirty cows, and also has a sugar bush of about 500 trees. Mr. I)rake married, in 1867, Lucina, daughter of Milton and Lois (Washburn) Watson, natives of Vermont, who came to Franklin county in an early day. Mr. and Mrs. Drake have had three sons and four daughters: Arthur G., Almon P., Milton M., Clara C., Alice M., Lois D. and Julie E.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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