Hiram Drake

Born: Nov 1836
Loc: Smyrna, Chenango Co. NY
Died: May 12, 1921
Loc: New Richmond, Crawford Co. PA
Bur: Lyona Cemetery, Richmond Twp.
Crawford Co. PA

Occupation: Postmaster/Merchant
Father: Hiram Drake Sr.
Mother: Electa Pease
Married: Mar: Sept 10, 1858
Spouse: Betsy B. Morton
Cora A. /Cora L./Jedediah C./Fred D./Judd/Clarence
1860 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1870 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1880 Census: Venango Twp. Erie Co. PA
1900 Census: Richmond Twp. Crawford Co. PA
Merchant and Postmaster of Philipsville, was born in Smyrna, Chenango Co. NY, Nov. 9, 1889. His father Hiram Drake, a native of N.Y. was twice married, on the first occasion to Electa Pease. They came to Erie Co. in about 1837, and lived for about three years at Beaver Dam; thence moved to Crawford County where Mrs. Drake died in about 1850. Mr. Drake subsequently married Adeline Hewett. He departed this life in 1867, his widow surviving him until 1882. Our subject was reared on his father's farm and attended the district schools. He was united in marriage September 10, 1858 with Betsey B. Morton, whom has borne him 4 children - Cora A., Cora L., Jedediah C., and Fred D. They lived on the farm in Crawford Co. until April 1, 1877 when Mr. Drake entered the mercantile business at Miller's Station. He established his present store at Philipsville Aug. 1879, and was appointed Postmaster. He carries a supply of dry goods, groceries and general merchandise. He has by close attention to business built up a prosperous trade. He was Postmaster of Brown Hill, Crawford Co. from 1870 to 1877. He is a member of Cambridge Lodge, No. 901, I. O. O. F. ; an energetic, enterprising merchant, and a Republican in politics. Mr. and Mrs. Drake are adherents of the Baptist Church. Source: Page 188 of History of Erie Co. PA

Death of Hiram J. Drake
Hiram J. Drake died Wednesday at his home in New Richmond in the 85 year of his age. His last illness was of about three months duration. Mr. Drake is survived by his aged wife and two sons - C. J. Drake of Cambridge Springs and Fred Drake of California. The aged man was well known and highly esteemed. Funeral services at 10 o'clock this morning at the home and interment in Lyona.