Today I have decided to post the obituary for my 3rd Great Grandfather, Charles W. Drake.
I selected him because he passed away November 11, 1922, which is 89 years ago this week.
It is hard to read the newspaper clipping that is attached so I have transcribed it below:
Charles W. Drake, passed away at his home on Palmyra street, Saturday, November 11, 1922 at three o'clock in the afternoon, in his eighty-fifth year.
Mr. Drake had been ill a long time and confined to his house for a number of months, being a great sufferer. A nurse has been in the home for months. Mrs. Drake also being in very feeble condition.
Mr. Drake was born on March 25, 1838, in Amenia, Dutchess county, N.Y. when he passed the first thirty-five years of his life, moving thence to Wayne county.
He came to Marion from Sodus about twenty years ago, and with his wife had lived here since that time. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annagusta Drake; one son, Joseph Drake, of Newark, N.Y. and six daughters, Mrs William Carroll, of Williamson; Mrs. Sarah Haskins of Marion; Mrs Charles Boyle, Oswego, Illinois; Miss Janet Drake of Buffalo; Mrs. Clara White of Buffalo, Mrs. Agnes Hasselwander of Rochester. There are eight grandchildren, of whom two are Darwin and Fred Haskins, of this town and four great grandchildren.
The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev L. W. Bumpass, pastor of the Baptist Church, Officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Marion Cemetery.