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Almond Henry Drake



Last Change: 9 April 2017




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John Drake I of Windsor, Connecticut

John Drake II - Gen 2

Enoch Drake - Gen 3

Nathanial Drake - Gen 4

Josiah Drake I - Gen 5

Josiah Drake II - Gen 6

Josiah Drake III - Gen 7

Ziba Drake - Gen 8

Almond Drake - Gen 9

George Edgar Drake I - Gen 10

Almond Henry Drake - Gen 11

Roxanna Cool - Gen 11


Anna Arvilla (Drake) Burdick (1919 - 2012)

(SSN: 108-12-3391)



Drake Generation 12 in America

Descendant # 1


Burdick, Anna Arvilla (Drake) 2008 - 89 yrs old


1.  Ann’s parents: Almond Henry and Roxanna (Cool) Drake


2.  Ann’s birth: 1919 at home in an old, converted Quaker Meeting Place at Ward’s Corners between Evans Mills and LeRaysville in the Town of LeRay, Jefferson County, New York.


    Ann's death: 21 July 2012 (about 3:30 PM) at the Samaritan Keep Home, Washington Street, Watertown, New York from complications of old age.  She had been a resident there since 2010.  Cremated remains interred 17 August 2012 in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown.  Memorial service 18 August 2012 at the United Methodist Church, Church Street, Adams, New York.


3.  Ann’s marriage:


a.  To whom: Lewis Lew Carlisle Burdick (photos) (more info) of Deferiet, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.


(1)  Lew’s birth: 7 January 1893 at home in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.


Lew’s death: 7 February 1991 at home on Park Street in Adams, Jefferson County, New York from complications of old age; interred Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, New York.  Prior to death Lew had been confined to his bed for several years, cared for by Ann and their children.


(2)  Lew’s parents: Wayne Watson and Ella Sarah (Carlisle) Burdick of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.


(3)  Lew’s formal education:




School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree



Public schools in San Diego, California.



Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.


(4)  Lew’s 1st marriage:


(a) To Whom: Leah Jones


(b) Marriage date & location: 1914.


(c) Children: No


(d) Divorce date & location: 1924.


(5)  Lew’s employment history:




Employer, Location, Job Title



St Regis Paper Company, Deferiet, New York; a progression of position from laborer to foreman in the Ground Wood Division.



St Regis Paper Company, Deferiet, New York; Ground Wood Superintendent.



St Regis Paper Company, Deferiet, New York; Plant Superintendent.  Retired 31 December.



Owned and managed the operation of a dairy farm outside Watertown Center, Jefferson County, New York.


(6)  Lew’s residences before marriage:







New York



Resided with his mother at 695 Julian Avenue, San Diego, California.



Syracuse University, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.



Living with St Regis Paper Company’s Plant Superintendent, Edward F. Marshall, on Route 3, Deferiet, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.


(7)  Lew’s organizational affiliations:




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(8)  Other biographical notes on Lew:


a. In 1908 resided with his mother at San Diego, California and had a sailboat.


b.  When married: 28 July 1957 at Tupper Lake, Franklin County, New York; officiated by Reverend Bicknell.  Anna's sister, Agnes (Drake) Smalley, had a daughter, Annette Smalley, who, at about age 1 month, was going to be baptized 28 July 1957 at Tupper Lake, where Agnes and her husband had resided shortly after marriage and had gotten to know and respect Reverend Bicknell and his wife of that village.  Since Anna and her parents were going to be present at Annette's baptism, Anna and Lew decided to get married there the same day, with Agnes (Drake) Smalley serving as Anna's Maid of Honor, and Phil Smalley serving as Lew's Best Man.  The only other family attendees were Anna's parents and Phil Smalley's parents.


c.  Children:


(1)  Alan Wayne Burdick: Born 1960.


(2)  Nelson George Burdick: Born 1962.


4.  Last known state of residence for Ann: New York



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