Biography of Harry B. Drake
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Drake, Harry B., was born in East Newark, N. Y., April 20, 1851, was educated in the Union School and Academy, and taught school for several years. He has also been engaged in the grocery trade, and is now a manufacturer of eyelet end wood pulp butter dishes, paper boxes, egg case fillers, etc. In 1870 he married Eliza Mumford, and had one daughter, Frances F., now Mrs. L. G. Baldwin of Newark. Mrs. Drake died in 1874, and he married in 1880 Mary A. Towlerton, of Wolcott. They have two sons, Albert R. and Charles H. Mr. Drake's father, Leroy, was born in the town of Lyons, July 20, 1829, and during his later years sold canal supplies at the upper lock. He married Eliza D. Lamoreaux of East Newark and they had two sons, Harry R. and Nelson D. Mr. Drake died in 1864, and his widow married, second, Frank H. Spoor, who is now an engineer, and was a soldier in the late war, having enlisted in 1861 in the Sturgis Rifles, in Chicago, Ill. He was honorably discharged in 1865, at the close of the war, after having been twice wounded. Mrs. Spoor's sister, Sally Lamoreux, married Reuben Berry, who was born in Columbia county, and came here with his parents when two years old. In early life he was a farmer, and earned a competency, Both he and wife are living, and devote their time to many kind deeds, smoothing the way for those less fortunately situated than they are, Aunt Sally's name being a household word in town. The Lamoreaux family are of French extraction, having descended from the Huguenots who came here m the Seventeenth Century.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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