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Charles Wesley Drake

Also Known As: "Wes"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 04, 1949 (91)
Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James C. Drake (CSA) and Sydney Reden Ray
Husband of Eva Laura Drake
Father of Henry Paul Drake; Ted C. Drake; Ella Pauline Holley and Allie Irene Modrall
Brother of Mary Penina Sensibaugh; William Henry Drake and Private

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Private User
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About Charles Wesley Drake

Charles Wesley Drake was the grandfather of Charles Hardin Holley, known in the entertainment world as Buddy Holly.


Charles Wesley Drake marries Eva Laura Perry

Charles Wesley (Wes) Drake was born on July 28, 1858 in the Fort Smith Barracks, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas to James Charles Drake and Sidney Reden Ray. He married Eva Laura Perry in 1885 in Tarrant County, Texas.

Eva was born on September 25, 1867 in Tarrant County, Texas to Franklin Sanford Perry and Lizabeth Manning. Eva died on April 16, 1963 in Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas.

“Wes” was a blacksmith by trade, but he was fascinated by creating new inventions. He had a workshop that always had a project in progress.

He and Eva Laura had ten children, but only four of them lived to be adults. Their marriage lasted sixty-four years and their son, Ted and his wife and Ella and her husband, were each married for sixty years.

Charles Wesley died on September 4, 1949 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. Charles Wesley and Eva Laura were both buried in Lubbock, Texas.

Source: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25498086/person/1664524409/media/1?p...|pgNum


•Birth: 28 JUL 1858 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas

Father: James Charles DRAKE b: ABT 1835 in Pike, Georgia

Mother: Sidney Reden RAY b: 17 JUN 1838 in Fayette County, Alabama

Marriage 1 Eva PERRY b: 25 SEP 1867 in TEXAS

Children

1. Henry DRAKE

2. Ted DRAKE

3. Sarah Allie DRAKE b: 29 AUG 1902

4. Ella Pauline DRAKE b: 29 AUG 1902 in Bridgeport, Wise County, Texas

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1860 United States Federal Census about Chas M Drake

Name: Chas M Drake

Age in 1860: 1

Birth Year: abt 1859

Birthplace: Arkansas

Home in 1860: Prairie, Franklin, Arkansas

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

James Drake 23

S R Drake 20

Chas M Drake 1

Maria Drake 4/12

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Mother Sidney Reden Drake (Ray) had to place her children in an orphanage for awhile after their father died in the Civil War.

1870 United States Federal Census about Wesley Drake

Name: Wesley Drake

Birth Year: abt 1860

Age in 1870: 10

Birthplace: Mississippi

Home in 1870: Orphan's Home, Township 8, Lauderdale, Mississippi

Race: White

Gender: Male

Post Office: Lauderdale

Household Members: Name Age

Mary Drake 11

Wesley Drake 10

Henry Drake 8

Minnie Drake 8

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1900 United States Federal Census about Charles W Drake

Name: Charles W Drake

Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 7, Wise, Texas

[Bridgeport, Wise, Texas]

Age: 41

Birth Date: Jul 1858

Birthplace: Arkansas

Race: White

Gender: Male

Relationship to head-of-house: Head

Father's Birthplace: Georgia

Mother's name: Sidney R Jamison

Mother's Birthplace: Alabama

Spouse's name: Eva Drake

Marriage Year: 1885

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 15

Household Members: Name Age

Charles W Drake 41

Eva Drake 32

Henry Drake 7

Carl Drake 5

Sarah Drake 1

Sidney R Jamison 62

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1910 United States Federal Census about Charles W Drake

Name: Charles W Drake

Age in 1910: 50

Estimated birth year: 1860

Birthplace: Arkansas

Relation to Head of House: Head

Father's Birth Place: United States of America

[United States]

Mother's Birth Place: Mississippi

Spouse's name: Eva L Dicke

Home in 1910: Henrietta, Clay, Texas

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Charles W Drake 50

Eva L Drake 40

Henry P Drake 17

Carl F Drake 15

Ella Lee Drake 7

Lou Allie Drake 7

Carlee Fleppin 22

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1920 United States Federal Census  about Charles W Drake
Name: Charles W Drake 

Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 2, Wichita, Texas

Age: 58

Estimated birth year: abt 1862

Birthplace: Mississippi

Relation to Head of House: Father

Spouse's name: Eva Drake

Father's Birth Place: United States

[United States of America]

Mother's Birth Place: United States

[United States of America]

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Sex: Male

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age

Henry P Drake 27

Bessie Drake 21

Eva Drake 50

Charles W Drake 58

Allie Drake 17

Ella Drake 17

Ted Drake 24

James Norris 25

Clem Patterson 31

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1930 United States Federal Census about Charles W Drake

Name: Charles W Drake 

Home in 1930: Emzy, Roosevelt, New Mexico

Age: 71

Estimated birth year: abt 1859

Relation to Head of House: Father

Race: White

Household Members: Name Age

Ted C Drake 35

Lena L Drake 30

Daisy E Drake 6

Teddy G Drake 3 8/12

Charles W Drake 71

1930 United States Federal Census about J C W Drake

Name: J C W Drake Home in 1930: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas

Age: 71

Estimated birth year: abt 1859

Birthplace: Arkansas

Relation to Head of House: Father-in-Law

Spouse's name: Eva Drake

Race: White

Household Members: Name Age

J J Modrall 31

Vallie Modrall 27

J C W Drake 71

Eva Drake 62


Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 about Charles W. Drake

Name: Charles W. Drake

Death Date: 4 Sep 1949

Death County: Lubbock

Certificate: 44272

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Charles Wesley Drake's Timeline

1858
July 27, 1858
Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States
1892
June 29, 1892
TX, United States
1894
August 28, 1894
TX, United States
1902
August 29, 1902
Bridgeport, Wise, TX, United States
August 29, 1902
Bridgeport, Wise, Texas, United States
1949
September 4, 1949
Age 91
Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
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City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States