Biography of M. L. Drake
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Drake, M. L., was born in Jasper December 23, 1852, son of Allen and Lucinda (Andrew) Drake, he a native of New Jersey, born March 3, 1810, and she of Steuben county. The grandfather, Peter Drake, came to Jasper in 1829, where he died in 1862, aged sixty five years. Allen Drake, father of M. L., was a farmer and owned 700 acres of land, and was an extensive wool dealer. He died February 27, 1884, and his wife survives and resides with her son. M. L. Drake was reared on a farm, educated in the common schools and Woodhull Academy, after which he engaged in farming. He now owns 200 acres of land, a part of the old homestead, and follows general farming. He is a member of Jasper Tent No. 100, K. O. T. M. December 31, 1873, he married Emma Wycoff of Jasper, by whom he had three children: Eddie A., Blanche, and Farley W.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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