Loren H. Drake Ancestors & Descendants

(Start at generation 1, below.)


Note: Though the focus in this web domain is primarily on the ancestors and descendants of George Edgar Drake, who resided near LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, there are other (not closely related) Drake families in that general area of northern New York State, and this annex documents one of them.  Others include families headed by Caleb Drake of Gouverneur, Francis Wilson Drake of Orwell, Henry Drake of LeRay, Henry F. Drake of Black River, John R. Drake of Moira, Josias Drake, and Thomas Drake of LaFargeville.  Also note: Andrew J. Drake of Sackets Harbor was the great grandfather of George E. Drake; see paragraph 5.c.(2.(c.(2) of the Josiah Drake (5) page.



Last Change: 15 December 2017



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2   Harry Drake


1. Biographical notes:


Born .  Died 2 July 1968; interred Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York.


2. Wife #1: Madeline Pitcher


a. Biographical notes:


Born .  Died .


b. Children: (order uncertain)


(1. Loren H. Drake: See generation 1, below.


(2. Margaret Drake: Married Cedric Freeman and resided at Lowville, Lewis County, New York.  Margaret and Cedric had the following children: (order uncertain)


(a. Randy Freeman.


(b. Bonnie Freeman.


(c. Nancy Freeman.


3. Wife #2: Mary Infantine (more info)


Born 4 July 1896 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York; daughter of Thomas and Johanna (Diega) Infantine.  Died 26 February 1986, age 89, in Rome City Hospital, Rome, Oneida County, New York; interred Port Leyden Cemetery, .  Graduated from Canton High School and St. Lawrence University, Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Married Harry Drake in 1937 at St. John's rectory, Utica, Oneida County, New York.


1   Loren H. Drake (more info)


1. Biographical notes:


Born 8 August 1924 at Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York.  Died 1 March 2010, age 85, at Doctor's Hospital, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida; interred Port Leyden Cemetery.  Born Raised in Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York.  In 1959 moved to Adams Center, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In retirement split time between Sarasota, Florida and Adams Center.


2. Wife #1: Frances Pryor (more info)


a. Biographical notes:


Born 1 November 1928 in Oswego County, New York; daughter of Fran and Estella (Glancy) Pryor.  Died 18 June 2000 in Collierville, Tennessee; interred Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York.  Graduated from Oswego High School and in 1949 fro St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing, Utica, New York.  Subsequently employed as a registered nurse in hospitals and public schools.  Married Loren H. Drake of Port Leyden, New York on 30 August 1949 at Boonville, Oneida County, New York.


b. Children: (order uncertain)


(1. Alan Drake: In 2000 resided in Tennessee.  Married Robin (?) and had the following children:


(a. Lucas Drake.


(b. Dylan Drake.


(2. David Drake: Died 1986.  Married (?)and had the following daughter:


(a. Amber (?): Married (?) Pitoniak and had the following children:


(1) Alana Pitoniak.


(2) Aeden Pitoniak.


3. Wife #2: Geraldine (Vienneau) Radley


Geraldine Vienneau married (1st) (?) Radley and had the following son:


a. Reverend Roger Radley: Resided in California.


Geraldine (Vienneau) Radley married (2nd) Loren H. Drake on 21 August 2004 at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden, Lewis County, New York.





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