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Obituary of CLAYTON B. DRAKE

Another Protection community's young men has died in the past week, a victim of the influenza and consequent pneumonia fever. Clayton P. Drake, son of Mrs. Chas. Phillips of west of Protection, died on Friday afternoon of last week at the W. W. Hart home, following an illness of about a week's duration.

Clayton B. Drake was born at Ladago, Indiana on the 1st of July, 1894. When thirteen years of age he, with his parents and the family, moved to Stafford County, Kansas, from their Indiana home, and here they lived for six years, moving to Arkansas and remaining there about a year. Four years ago the family came to Comanche County and have since made their home on the farm just west of this city. Clayton was a young man of sterling worth. Energetic and industrious, the pride of his parents and his grandparents, and highly respected by his friends and acquaintances. He was possessed of a wonderful physique and vitality, but aided by the tenderest of loving care and skillful medical attention, he was unable to withstand the ravages of the dread diseases which have claimed such an awful toll from this community since last fall.

He leaves to mourn his death one brother, Lee Drake, who only last week lost his young wife from the same disease, she being buried on the day of Clayton's death, his mother, and stepfather, grandmother and step grandfather, beside a large circle of friends, who mourn his death.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon of this week at the church of Christ, conducted by Elder N. S. Franklin, and interment was made in the Protection cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

Last Updated:  Wednesday, December 14, 2005 22:23:21

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