EDWARD DEAKE FAMILY
Immanuel was the oldest son of Edward Deake and Mary Adams (Gould) Deake born
on April 3, 1759 at Charlestown, Kings Co., R.I. He was listed in the 1777 military
census as living in Charleston, R.I. He served three years in the Revolutionary
War and received a pension for service (S16105). He served as a Sergeant Major
under Col. Willett Regiment and Col. Wright's Company. He returned from the War
in 1783 and stated later, "I was married a short time after the War by my father
who was a Clergyman, first at Ballstown and then at Charlton." On Nov. 29, 1784
he was married to a widow Lucresa Wiatt in the Presbyterian Church at Ballston
Center, Saratoga Co., N.Y.
While by his own statement, he was married by his father the following record
would indicate otherwise: From the records of the First Presbyterian Church, Ballston,
Saratoga Co., NY "At a place called the five thousand acres, at the house
of the Widow Wiatts, November the 29 day 1784; I married Mr. Emanuel Dake and
Mrs. Lucreas Waitt, both of that place. (gift 11 shillings), test. Ebenezer Martin,
Minister of the Gospel".
By 1790 he was living in Washington Co., N.Y. moving there with his father and
other family members. In 1803 he moved his family to Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
The family lived around Woodstock, Johnstown and Kempville, Ontario. During this
period he was married several times. On June 1810, he was involved in a land dispute
in Washington County, NY. In 1832 when the U.S. Congress voted a pension for all
remaining veterans of the War he decided to move back to the U.S. Due to poor
health it was 1833 before Immanuel and many of his children moved back to the
U.S. settling in the town of Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. He was listed in
the 1840 N.Y. Census at age 79 still living in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., in the
David Fell household, his son-in-law. He died in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co.,N.Y.
on March 13, 1847.
Application for Pension
State of New York
St. Lawrence County
On this fifteenth day of October 1832 personally appeared before the Honorable
John Fine first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of St.
Lawrence in the state of New York, Immanuel Dake of Hammond in the County of
St. Lawrence & State aforesaid, age seventy four years the third day of April
next, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by
the act of Congress, passed June 1, 1832; that he enlisted in the army of the
United States in the year 1779 or 1780 at Ballston in the County of Saratoga in
the state of New York, where he resided with his parents, in a company commanded
by Capt. Job Wright of Stillwater in said county & in a regiment commanded
by Col. Willet. At the time that declarant enlisted, one Ike Shubbell was a Lieutenant
& one Thornton was also a Lieutenant. Declarant enlisted as First- Sargent
& served as such during three years for which time this declarant enlisted.
Declarant joined the Regiment, or several companies of it at Johnstown. From Johnstown
this declarant went with his company to Fort Nellis, now in the town of Manheim
in the county of Herrkimer. Declarent remained one summer & part, if not all
of the spring & autumn at said Fort Nellis. Form Fort Nellis to Fort Herkimer
& from hence declarent went to Fort Stanwix (now Rome) & remained there
sometime. While declarent was on an island there, the water of the river rose
so high as to compel the soldiers to leave therre & go ashore-- When they
got ashore they built a block house & from thence declarent went to Fort Herkimer.
Declarent was during this enlistment at Fort Plain & at a small place called
Fort Schuyler. Declarent cannot state at which of the last named places he was
at first. Declarent cannot state at which of the last named places he was at first.
Declarent well recollects that when he was onetime at Fort Herkimer, a reinforcement
said to have been a part of Rhode Island regiment, joined the part of Colonel
Willet's regiment to which declarent belonged & went from thence to Fort Stanwix
& then arranged to go to Oswego. Declarent believes there were five companies
of Col. Willet's regiment that started for Oswego. He cannot recollect how many
there were of the Rhode Island reinforcement. Declarent well recollects that this
was in the dead of winter--there were Indian guides employed--One he thinks was
called Capt. John. They travelled several days through the snow, as thhey supposed,
toward Oswego. A great number , said to have been five hundred persons went ahead
on snowshoefs--that instead of leading the army to Oswego, the guides led us into
a swamp about nine miles, it was afterwards aceertained, from Oswego. After it
was found out that we were misled, fires were built to warm us, when it was ascertained
that a great number were frozen considerably--A great many died & one company,
mostly colored persons nearly all died--When we started on our return to Fort
Stanwix our provisions werrre nearly all exhausted & the last five days before
we arrived at Fort Stanwix we had no provisions except head horse flesh, or something
of that kind.
A great number of persons died on this expedition--At Oswego there lay some British
forces under command of Maj. Ross. Two of the Indian guides were supposed to have
perished. When on our return to Oneida Lake declarent was ordered to see to settleing
and taking care of the guard. After setting the guard declarent saw some more
on top of the hill, but as we were exposed, no noise was made, lest the enemy
should discover us in our reduced situuation, for if they had done so we could
have been easily taken. Declarent afterwards learned that the British Sargeant
of the Guard saw us but hid himself behind an elm tree and did not communicated
to his friends what he had seen & that soon after he and a fifer deserted
& joined us at Fort Herkimer. This declarent further says that the British
sent a flag of truce then & there to get these two deserters but Col. Willet
would not give them up. After leaving Oneida Lake, we went to Fort Stanwix &
from thence to Fort Herkimer where we staid till near fall-- The last work we
did there was to build a Block house--After it was completed we dug up the body
of Capt. McKeun who had been killed by the Indians & buried his body at the
step of the door & then called the building Fort McKeun. the timber which
composed this building was got out & drawn principally under the direction
of Declarent. Veeder & Smith were contractors to supply our regiment with
provisions & their postman one Skinner acted as commisary. While at Fort Herkimer
Skinner got hurt by the falling of a building & he then reqauested declarent
to into the storehouse & act as commisary & declarent did so until said
Skinner got able to attend to the duty himself. Declarent went as pilot for Genl.
Washington for Fort Herkimer to Rome in the night. Declarent went with the regiment
at the close of the war to Schenectady & assisted in collecting the arms,
when the companies were disbanded, Declarent then assited in taking the arms over
from Schenectady to Albany where they were put into a store house & declarent
thinks they were put into the government war storehouse. Declarent returned to
Schenectady & was finally discharged by Maj. Tierce, who then had command
of the companies that were marched to Schenectady--Declarent thinks that at this
time Col. Willet had gone south to Albany or New York. He was not with the regiment
much of the time after the return of the army from Oswego. During this service
Plinny More was Adjutant. This disbandment of our regiment was after peace was
proclaimed & we had only about three months more time to serve when peace
was proclaimed. Declarent cannot state in connecting order the places where was
during this service any further than he had done.
Declarent was born in Charlestown in the state of Rhode Island in the year 1759
& he had a record of his age in his family bible at his own residence &
he has no other record--& that he resided with his parents at Ballston in
the state of New York when he enlisted & he resided there after his return
from the army & then declarent went to Charlton in the same state to reside.
Deponent knows Luther Samphin & Orin Brown of Hammond who can attest to the
character & reputation of declarent.
Declarent has no proof of his services, except the affidavit of Solomon Uker hereunto
annexed, further than he has stated that he is now aware of.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the
present & declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency
of any state.
Sworn and subscribed before me
this 15th day of October 1832
Signed Immanuel Deake
IMMANUEL DEAKE`S WILL
STATE OF NEW YORK; CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY
The people of the state of New York , to Edward Dake, Rebecca Fell, wife of
David Fell, Oliver Dake, Serena, wife of James McDead, Esther Fox, wife of James
Fox, Asenath Dake, Jonathan Dake, all of Hammond St. Lawrence County, Hannah Perrin,
wife of Marcus Perrin, Levina Fell, wife of George Fell, Erastus Couch, Lucretia
Whitney, wife of Erastus Whitney all of Augusta, Canada West, Gamaliel Dake, Augustus
Dake, Luman Dake, Lowany Hart, wife of M. Hart, whose places of resisdence upon
diligent inquiry cannot be ascertained , the heirs of Nathaniel Dake, whose places
of residence and ages cannot be ascertained upon diligent enquiry, all being heirs
and next of kin of Immanuel Dake, deceased, and Stillman Foote of Ogdensburgh
in said county.
Whereas, Lonson Barbar and Henry C. Weed, executors named in the last will and
testament of the said Immanuel Dake, deceased, has applied to Benjamin G. Baldwin,
surrogate of the county of St. Lawrence, to have the said will proved and recorded
as a will of personal estate, pursuant to the statute in such case made and surrogate,
at this office in the town of Potsdam, in the county of St. Lawrence, on the fourth
day of October next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to attend to probate of the
Given under the hand and seal of office of the said surrogate at Potsdam, in said
county, the fourteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight
hundred and forty seven.
Benjamin G. Baldwin
FAMILY OF IMMANUEL
AFAA. Edward W. Dake:
Edward was born in June 9, 1808 at Prescott, Ontario, Canada to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake.
He married Christiana Smith. He married a second time to Mary Ann (maiden
name unknown) She was born October 29, 1830 in New York and died November
27, 1890 at Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin). In the 1870 Wisconsin Census he
was listed with his wife and three sons: Eugene (25), Frances (23) and Marshall
(15). He died on July 1877 (place of death may have been New York or
Wisconsin) and was buried at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
W. Dake Family
Catherine was born to parents Edward and Christinana (Smith) Dake in 1836 in
NY. She married Wesley McVey. She died on July 1892 at Davenport, Scott, IA.
Royal (Roy) was born September 1838 in New York to
parents Edward Dake and Mary Ann Dake. In 1860 there were living in
Macedon, Wayne, New York. On September 9, 1861, Royal enlisted in Company
B, 33rd. Infantry New York Regiment (most in this unit were from either
Rochester or Nunda New York). He was promoted to Full Sergeant on Feb. 17,
1862 but then court marshalled and reduced in rank back to full Private on
October 7, 1862 for beating one of his soldiers. He mustered out on June
3, 1863 at Geneva, New York. He re-enlisted as a Private on July 21, 1863
(at the age of 24). On September 18, 1863 he was again promoted to Full
Sergeant in Company I, 1st Veteran Cavalry New York Regiment. He was
promoted to Full Commissioned (?) Sergeant on August 27, 1964. He mustered
out of the Army on July 20, 1865 at Camp Piatt, West Virginia. On May 7,
1876 he married Alice E. (maiden name unknown) at Sauk, Wisconsin. In 1880
and 1900, they were listed in the Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin census. He died
on April 8, 1927 at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin and is buried at the Walnut Hill
Royal E. Dake Family
Chancy was born about 1877 at Barboo, Sauk, Wisconsin
to parents Royal E. Dake and Alice E. Dake. In 1880, he was listed living
in Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Rolla was born July 1888, in Wisconsin to parents
Royal E. Dake and Alice E. Dake. He married Laura I. (maiden name
unknown). He lived in Wisconsin from his birth until his death in 1939.
He died at Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin and is buried at Graceland Cemetery along
with his wife. She died in 1948.
Rolla Alger Dake Family
Dorothy Jean Dake
Dorothy was born July 5, 1918 at Mayville,
Dodge, Wisconsin. She married Ernest W. Hesse. She died in 1988 at
Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin and is buried at Graceland Cemetery.
Diana was born about 1842 at Hammond, St. Lawrence, New
York to parents Edward Dake and Mary Ann Dake.
Estes (Eugene) was born Feb. 21, 1845 at
Ogdenburg, St. Lawrence, New York to parents Edward Dake and Mary Ann Dake.
In 1860, the family was listed as living in Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania.
On August 3, 1862 he enlisted in the Army at Fort Porter, Niagara, New York.
He mustered out of the Army on July 14, 1865 at Fort Porter but listed his home
as Buffalo, Erie, New York. He was also listed in the Buffalo census in
1870. On November 28, 1870, he married Julia E. (maiden name unknown) at
Mauston, Juneau, Wisconsin. He was a member of the George W. Bell G.A.R.
Post #53 in Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin. In 1880, he and family had moved
to Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin. In the 1900 Wisconsin Census, hew as living
in Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin (his brother Marshalll was living with him).
In the 1910 Wisconsin Census, his father was listed as Edward W. Dake living
with him (Stating father born in Canada and mother born in New York).
Estes died on Jan. 21, 1921 at Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin. Both Eugene
and his wife (Julia?) are buried in Pine Eden Cemetery, Juneau, Wisconsin.
|Left to Right
Back Row: Joseph Snyder, Walt Drake,
Lawrence Snyder, Isaac "Ike" Huff, ? Hamburg, Henry W. Brown, unknown,
John Segebrecht, JMV "Joe" Sloniker
Row: Martin Hanzlik, Bill Church, unknown, Phillip Dolen
Front Row: Eugene Dake, Rufus Griffa.
Estes Eugene Dake Family
AFAACA. Clinton Dake
was born in 1872 at Woodland, Dodge, Wisconsin to parents Estes E. Dake and
Lulia E. Dake. He was listed with family in Woodland, Dodge, Wisonsin in
the 1880 census.
AFAACB. Emma Dake
born on August 14, 1874 at Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin to parents Estes E. Dake
and Lulia E. Dake. She married Benjamin B. Buxton on December 29, 1910 at
Evensville, Rock, Wisconsin. They had daughters: Ceicle and Iva Buxton.
She died on December 6, 1928 at Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin.
AFAACC. Arthur D. Dake
Arthur was born in 1875 at Woodland, Dodge, Wisconsin. He died in 1937 in
Wisconsin and is buried at Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, Maple Hill Cemetery.
AFAACD. Lillian Maud Dake
Lillian was born Nov. 1878 at Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin. She married
Arthur William Amidon on Oct. 18, 1899 at Wonewoc, Wisconsin. They had
children: Lillian Maxine (b. 1901), Johyn Lester (b. 1902, d. 1918) and Gertrude
Amidon (b. 1905).
Gamaliel (Frances) was born about 1847 at
Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York to parents Edward W. Dake and Mary Ann Dake.
He was listed living with his family in Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin in 1870.
Marshall was born about 1855 in New York
(probably Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York). He moved with his parents to
Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin where he was listed in 1870.
AFAB. Rebeccah Dake
Rebeccah was born in 1787 to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married
AFAC. Oliver W. Dake
Oliver was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake in 1816. He married
Elizabeth E. (last name unknown - she died Jan 11, 1884). He died on Oct. 7,
1896 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY and is buried in the Rarick Cemetery.
W. Dake Family
AFACA. Eugene Clarence Dake
Eugene was born to parents Oliver W. Dake and Elizabeth E. (Pickard)
Dake on March 10, 1856 in Hammond, St. Lawrence, New
York. He married Margaret (Anderson) Smith on March 22, 1886 in South
Hammond, St. Lawrence, NY. (She was born Sept. 19, 1865 at Morristown, St.
Lawrence, NY and died on Oct. 20, 1933 in Brownville, NY). He died on July
18, 1927 in Deer River, Lewis, NY.
Front row: Gene Dake and Margaret Smith Dake
Back Row from left: Ray
Coleman, Maude Elizabeth Dake Coleman, Jennie Dake Boyd, William C. Boyd,
Myrtle Dake Farnell and Leon Farnell.
Eugene Clarence Dake Family
AFACAA. Maude Elizabeth Dake
Maude was born to parents Eugene Clarence Dake and Margaret (Anderson) Smith Dake
on January 14, 1887. She married Ray Coleman on Feb. 9, 1905. She
died in 1924.
AFACAB. Jenette Agnes Dake
Jenette (Jennie) was born to parents Eugene Clarence Dake and Margaret (Anderson)
Smith Dake on July 22, 1890 in South Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York. She
married William C. Boyd. She died on March 26, 1941 in Brownville,
Jefferson, New York.
AFACAC. Myrtle Iva Dake
Myrtle was born to parents Eugene Clarence Dake and Margaret (Anderson) Smith
Dake on November 15, 1895 in South Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York. She
married Leon Farnell. She died in Deer River, Lewis, New York.
AFACAD. Son (unknown) Dake
Eugene Clarence Dake and Margaret (Anderson) Smith Dake had a son on April 13,
1888 in South Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York who died at birth.
Marshall was born to parents Oliver W. Dake and Elizabeth E. (maiden name unknown)
GAMALIEL DAKE FAMILY
AFAD. Serena Dake
Serena was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married James
AFAE. Esther Dake
Esther was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married James
AFAF. Asenath Dake
Asenath was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake.
AFAG. Hannah Dake
Hannah was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married Marcus
Perrin. They lived in Augusta, Canada West.
AFAH. Levina Dake
Levina was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married George
Fell. The lived in Augusta, Canada West.
AFAI. Lucretia Dake
Lucretia was born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. She married Erastus
Whitney. They lived in Augusta, Canada West.
AFAJ. Gamaliel Dake
Gamaliel was born in Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY in Feb. 1800 to parents Immanuel
and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. He first married Sophia Garlick on March 8, 1825 at
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. (She was born about 1798 in Ontario, Canada and died
about 1845). He married a second time to Anna L. (last name unknown) and had
three two daughters Sarah (1841), Lucinda (1842) and Lucretia (1847) Dake. He
was an Espisocal Methodist and Lumberer by trade. At the tme of his marriage
he was listed as from Hawkesbury, William Clark of Hawkesbury and John Chesley
of Cornwall bonded their marriage. In 1828 he was living in Malborough Twp.,
Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada. By 1835 he had moved to South Gower Twp., Grenville
Co., Ontario, Canada. Between 1842 and 1851, he was listed as living in Oxford-on-Rideau,
Ontario, Canada. By 1870 he was listed as living in Romeo, Macomb Co., MI where
he was a lumberman. He died on July 6, 1870 at Romeo, Macomb Co., MI from a
disease of the stomach.
AFAJA. William Dake
William was born on November 1825 at Prescott, Ontario, Canada to parents Gamaliel
Dake and Sophia (Garlick) Dake. He married Alma Wells in 1850 at Macomb Co., MI
and settled in this area. (She was born in 1834 the daughter of Simon Wells and
died on March 1916). They moved to Thetford, Genesee Co., MI. Some time before
1870 they were divorced and their five children sent to live with other relatives.
He died on June 27, 1909 at Montrose, Genesee Co., MI and was buried in Thetford
Township, Genesee Co., MI.
William Dake Family
AFAJAA. Nelson Gamaliel Dake
Nelson was born Feb. 15, 1851 at Genesee Co., MI to parents William Dake and Alma
(Wells) Dake. He married Mary Hammond on Sept. 6, 1872 at Pine Run, Thetford Township,
Genesee Co., MI. (She was born Feb. 17, 1852 at Nankin Township, Wayne Co., MI
to parents William Aldrich Hammond and Lucy A. Leonard and died on Oct. 1, 1921
at Montrose, MI). Nelson was a farmer, member of the Democratic party and Township
Supervisor for Montrose, MI. Nelson died on August 1, 1925 at Montrose, MI.
Nelson Gamaliel Dake
AFAJAAA. Cassius Dake
Cassius was born on Dec. 8, 1874 at Genesee Co., MI to parents Nelson Gamaliel
Dake and Mary (Hammond) Dake. He died March 26, 1925.
AFAJAAB. William G. Dake
William was born in 1872 to parents Nelson Gamaliel Dake and Mary (Hammond) Dake.
AFAJAAC. Ina Dake
Ina was born on Oct. 4, 1880 to parents Nelson Gamaliel Dake and Mary (Hammond)
Dake. She married Robert Arthur Bailey. She died on Jan. 17, 1900.
AFAJAAD. Minnie Dake
Minnie was born on March 30, 1877 to parents Nelson Gamaliel Dake and Mary (Hammond)
Dake. She married Bert Chase in MI.
AFAJAAE. Arthur J. Dake
Arthur was born in 1883 in MI to parents Nelson Gamaliel Dake and Mary (Hammond)
Dake. He married Julia Grant. (She was born in 1883 and died on July 29, 1949
at Montrose, MI). Arthur died in 1963 and was buried at Montrose, MI.
AFAJAAF. Earl Nelson Dake
Earl was born on Oct. 8, 1889 at Thetford, Genesee, Michigan to parents Nelson Gamaliel
Dake and Mary (Hammond) Dake. He married Mable Dowd. In 1900, he was
living in Montrose, Genesse, Michigan.
Earl Nelson Dake Family
AFAJAAFA. Donald Earl Dake
Donald (Bud) was born on Aug. 7, 1924 in MI to parents Earl Nelson Dake and Mable
(Dowd) Dake. He married Doris Irene (last name unknown). Donald died on Jan. 9,
1980 at Flushing, Genesee Co., MI.
Donald Earl Dake Family
AFAJAAFAA. Kevin Dake
Kevin was born on June 21, 1954 in Flushing, Genesee Co., MI to parents Donald
Earl Dake and Doris Irene Dake. He married Marilyn Sue Tinnin (she was born May
4, 1956). He retired from McLaren Hospital (about 2011) after 38 years.
Kevin Dake Family
Jeffery was born August 31, 1975 to parents Kevin Dake and Marilyn Sue (Tinnin)
Dake. He passed away as an infant at the age of two years old (in 1977).
AFAJAAFAAB. Jeremy Michael Dake
Jeremy was born on Sept. 17, 1979 in MI to parents Kevin Dake and Marilyn Sue
(Tinnin) Dake. Graduated from Saginaw Valley State University (2001). Married Lindsay Sauer in 2005 and live in
Michael Dake Family
Tyler James Dake
Tyler was born on May 1, 2008 to parents Jeremy Dake and Lindsay (Sauer) Dake.
AFAJAAFAABB. Grayson Michael Dake
Grayson was born August 8, 2012 to parents Jeremy and Lindsay Dake.
Nelson Harley Dake
AFAJAAFAAC. Jason Donald Dake
Jason was born on Nov. 21, 1981 in MI to parents Kevin Dake and Marilyn Sue
(Tinnin) Dake. He graduated from Central Michigan University (2004) and the
University of Michigan-Flint (2012). He lives in Traverse City, Michigan
and works at the Dennos Museum Center.
AFAJAAFAAD. James Matthew Dake
James was born on Nov. 16, 1983 in MI to parents Kevin Dake and Marilyn Sue
(Tinnin) Dake. Graduated from Central Michigan University (2006). James worked in Ithaca,
New York at the Museum of Earth and Paleontological Research Institute from
2007-2009. He married Lauren Boardman in 2013. They currently (2014)
live in Elk Rapids, Michigan.
AFAJAAFAB. Nelson Harley Dake
Nelson was born in MI to parents Donald Earl Dake and Doris Irene Dake. He married
AFAJAAFABA. Richard Donald Dake
Richard ws born in MI to parents Nelson Harley Dake and Rose Moore Dake. He married
Missy (last name unknown).
AFAJAAFABB. David Nelson Dake
David was born in MI to parents Nelson Harley Dake and Rose Moore Dake. He married
Paula (last name unknown).
AFAJAAFB. Eveline Dake
Eveline was born in MI to parents Earl Nelson Dake and Mable (Dowd) Dake.
AFAJAAFC. Eiline Dake
Eiline was born in MI to parents Earl Nelson Dake and Mable (Dowd) Dake. She married
AFAJAAFD. Dale Dake
Dale was born in MI to parents Earl Nelson Dake and Mable (Dowd) Dake.
AFAJAAFE. Darwin Wayne Dake
Darwin was on January 8, 1926 born in MI to parents Earl Nelson Dake and Mable
(Dowd) Dake. He served in WW II in the US Army as a Tec. 5. He died on August
5, 2007 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI.
Darwin Wayne Dake
AFAJAAFEA. Glenda Dake
Glenda was born in MI to parent Darwin Wayne Dake.
AFAJAAFEB. David Dake
David was born in MI to parent Darwin Wayne Dake.
AFAJAAG. Elizabeth Dake
Elizabeth was born on Jan. 25, 1892 to parents Nelson Gamaliel Dake and Mary (Hammond)
Dake. She married Emery McDowell. In 1910, she was living in Montrose,
Genesee, MIchigan. She died in January 1976 at Montrose, Genesee,
AFAJAB. Lorina S. Dake
Lorina was born in 1853 in MI to parents William Dake and Alma (Wells)
Dake. (Rene/ Eurana - in 1860 census her name was given as Lorena/Lorina but her
name was listed as Eurana in an 1870 reference with her husband) She
married a James Fralick some time before 1870 (Her sister Cinderella was listed
as living with her in the 1870 census). James and Eurana had a son Lewis.
CRAWLEY P. DAKE
Back (R to L): Maude, Elizabeth Cass Dake, Mortimer, Lena
Front: Caroline, Irma, Clare
AFAJAC. Crawley Percy
Crawley was born on May 4, 1857 in Michigan to parents William Dake and Alma (Wells)
Dake. In the 1870 census he was listed as living with his maternal
grandparents. He married Mary Elizabeth Cass in 1877 in Michigan. (She was born in
1861 and died in 1951). In 1880, he and his family were living in
Thetford, Genesse, Michigan. In 1894, they moved to Berlin Twp., Michigan.
In 1900, Crawley went to visit his brother Clayton, in Bellaire, Michigan and
contacted typhoid fever. He died on Nov. 13, 1900
in Belaire, Antrim, Michigan (at the age of 43) and was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart,
Osceola, Michigan. His daughter Ethel also died 2 days later at the age of
10 from typhoid fever.
Crawley Percy Dake
AFAJACA. Irma Dake
Irma was born on June 10, 1879 in MI to parents Crawley Percy Dake and Mary Elizabeth
(Cass) Dake. She married Harold Bailey. The had children: Stanley, Raymond, Lavern,
and Gerald Bailey. Erma died on Jan. 18, 1968 at New Port Richey, FL.
AFAJACB. Lena Dake
Lena was born on May 13, 1883 in MI to parents Crawley Percy Dake and Mary Elizabeth
(Cass) Dake. She married Charlie Cass. She died on Aug. 9, 1972 at Port Sanilac,
AFAJACC. Maude Caroline Dake
Maude was born on March 12, 1886 at Birch Run, MI to parents Crawley Percy Dake
and Mary Elizabeth (Cass) Dake. She married Arthur Edwin Gray on March 23, 1904.
They had children: Marvel Crane and Leorna Morrissey Gray. Maude died on Dec.
29, 1988 at Flint, MI. She was buried at Greenwood Mausoleum, Vernon, MI.
AFAJACD. Ethel Dake
Ethel was born on Sept. 26, 1890 in MI to parents Crawley Percy Dake and Mary
Elizabeth (Cass) Dake. She died on NOv. 15, 1900 at Belaire, MI. She died of Typhoid
Fever at age 10, just two days after her father. She is buried at Forest Hill
Cemetery, Evart, MI.
AFAJACE. Caroline Dake
Caroline was born on Nov. 7, 1892 at Birch Run, MI to parents Crawley Percy Dake
and Mary Elizabeth (Cass) Dake. She married Orrin Marshall. She died on April
20, 1991 at Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Co., FL.
MORTIMER and ISLA
Mortimer was born on March 21, 1895 at Sears, Osceola Co., MI to parents Crawley
Percy Dake and Mary Elizabeth (Cass) Dake. He married Isla Adams. Mortimer died
on March 23, 1959 at West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.
Mortimer Alfred Dake
Donald was born in April 1917 at Flint, MI to parents Mortimer Alfred Dake and
Isla (Adams) Dake. He married Marijane Ochs on July 17, 1948, in Lansing, MI..
(She was born June 28, 1917 in Homer, MI to parents T. Karl Ochs and Maude
(Smith) Ochs. She died June 5, 2003 and buried in Riverview Cemetery, South
Bend, IN.). They moved to South Bend, IN in 1948 where he was Superintendent
of Schools, South Bend, IN. They were members of the First Baptist Chruch, South
Bend. He died Dec. 7, 1998.
The following is his obituary from the South Bend Michigan Tribune.
Donald Dake dies
SOUTH BEND -- Donald A.
Dake, a longtime supporter of the arts and a former South Bend Community School
Corp. superintendent, died Monday in South Bend. He was 81.
Dake, of Robinhood Lane, served the South Bend schools for more than 40 years
as a teacher, administrator and superintendent before his retirement in 1979.
He held the top position in the school system during one of the most challenging
decades in the system's history. He became superintendent in 1969 at the height
of student protests and in an age of racial change. The desegregation of city
schools occupied much of Dake's time and talent and he was known for accomplishing
the task without taking a confrontational approach.
As recently as 1990, Dake was selected by U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp to monitor
the desegregation process in the Fort Wayne schools. He was charged with making
sure that Fort Wayne Community Schools and a citizens group called Parents for
Quality Education with Integration held to a plan for racially balancing elementary
schools in that city. During his decade of service at the helm of the South Bend
schools, Dake witnessed and led the adoption of the middle school approach in
the city, and he oversaw the controversial task of closing Central High School
and converting Jackson from a high school to a middle school.
He was known for his long-standing support of the arts, and he helped form the
Michiana Arts and Sciences Council. Dake also worked to promote the efforts of
the South Bend Symphony, the Michiana Opera Guild and the Michiana Public Broadcasting
He was born in April 1917, in Flint, Mich., and earned his bachelor's degree from
Michigan State University and his master's degree from Indiana University. He
served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
During his days with the South Bend schools, Dake was a teacher at John Adams
High School, director of pupil personnel for the schools and was a principal at
Riley High School. He also served as director of secondary education and assistant
superintendent of instruction. In 1988 he was inducted into the South Bend School
Boosters Hall of Fame.
The recipient of many major honors for his civic commitment, Dake received the
South Bend Rotary Club's Distinguished Community Service Award in 1985. He earned
the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council Community Arts Award in 1980 and was honored
with a community tribute dinner after his retirement from the school system in
1979. He also served as vice chairman of the board of the South Bend Symphony
and as chairman of the board of the Snite Museum of Art.
Dake and his wife, Marijane, had one son, Michael David Dake. Welsheimer Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Dake Family
DR. MICHAEL D.
Michael was born in South Bend, IN, to Donald Dake and Marijane (Ochs) Dake.
Dr. Michael Dake was promoted to associate professor of radiology (diagnostic
radiology), with tenure, effective December 1997. Dake received his MD from
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1978 and completed an internship and
a residency in internal medicine at Baylor University. He married Barbara MacIntosh
who he met while living in Texas.
He continued his training
at UCSF as a fellow in pulmonary medicine and as a resident and fellow in radiology.
Dake served as an assistant professor of radiology at UCSF from 1987 to 1988
and as a clinical associate in radiology at the University of Miami from 1988
to 1990. Dr. Dake's prior hospital and university employment include Director
of the Los Angeles Vascular Institute at The Hospital of the Good Samaritan
in Los Angeles, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at San
Francisco General Hospital
Michael Donald Dake
He joined Stanford in 1990 as an assistant professor and chief of cardiovascular
and interventional radiology. In 1991 he received a courtesy appointment in
the Department of Medicine. Dr. Dake is the Associate Professor of Radiology
and Medicine, Chief of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and Co-Director
of the Catheterization and Angiographic Laboratories at Stanford University
Hospital in Stanford, CA.. He has done pioneering work in the field of endovascular
therapies for arterial and venous disease. His stent-graft technique, for example,
has gained international attention.
Dr. Dake is a founder and contributing faculty member Clinsights. Clinsights
is a company that offers a continuum of valuable Internet-based post-market
services to enhance the marketing effectiveness of medical device companies
in promoting new and existing medical technologies in interventional cardiology
and endovascular therapies. He is the author of numerous publications and is
currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular
The family lived for a year in Italy when Michael took a sabbatical from medicine.
They now live back in Palo Alto, California.
AFAJACFAAA. Benjamin Adams Dake
Benjamin was born to parents Michael D. Dake and Barbara Dake.
AFAJACFAAB. Ellery Walker Dake
was born to parents Michael D. Dake and Barbara Dake.
AFAJACFAAC. Annajane Austen Dake
Annajane was born to parents Michael D. Dake and Barbara Dake.
AFAJACFAAD. Emma Mikenna Dake
Emma was born to parents Michael D. Dake and Barbara Dake.
AFAJACG. Clare Percy Dake
Clare was born on July 25, 1900 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Crawley Percy
Dake and Mary Elizabeth (Cass) Dake. He married Marion Frances York on Oct. 5,
1921 in MI. He died on July 19, 1959 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI.
Clare Percy Dake Family
Robert E. Dake
Robert was born on July 2, 1922 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake. He married Donna Harrington on July 2,
1941 in MI. He served in the military during WWII. He was a carpenter and lived
most of his life in Flint, Michigan. Robert died on March 30, 1990 at Owosso,
MI and was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart, MI.
Robert E. Dake Family
AFAJACGAA. Teresa Kay Dake
Teresa was born on March 29, 1947 to parents Robert E. Dake and Donna (Harrington)
Dake. She married Michael King and they had children: Jeffrey Robert King and
Dawn Marie King.
AFAJACGAB. Patricia Ann Dake
Patricia was born on March 15, 1949 to parents Robert E. Dake and Donna (Harrington)
Dake. She married William Fitzgerald on July 14, 1978. They had a son: Nolan Fitzgerald
(born May 20, 1986).
AFAJACGB. Lyle Alfred Dake
Lyle was born on May 28, 1924 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake. He married Ethel Agnes Hicks. (she was born
on Jan. 20, 1921).
Lyle Alfred Dake Family
AFAJACGBA. Diane Marie Dake
Diane was born on May 19, 1943 to parents Lyle Alfred Dake and Ethel Agnes (Hicks)
AFAJACGBB. Larry Lyle Dake
Larry was born on Auguest 26, 1947 at Flint, MI to parents Lyle Alfred Dake and
Ethel Agnes (Hicks) Dake. He married Georgia Ray Budd. (she was born on Jan. 10,
Larry Lyle Dake Family
AFAJACGBBA. Janelle Lynn Dake
Janelle was born on Nov. 27, 1972 to parents Larry Lyle Dake and Georgia Ray (Budd)
AFAJACGBBB. Jerry Lawrence Dake
Jerry was born on Jan. 2, 1975 to parents Larry Lyle Dake and Georgia Ray (Budd)
AFAJACGBC. Connie Rae Dake
Connie was born on June 27, 1949 to parents Lyle Alfred Dake and Ethel Agnes (Hicks)
Dake. She married James Walker and thy had a son: Todd Walker.
AFAJACGC. Donna Dake
Donna was born on April 2, 1926 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake. She married Louis Mott and they had children:
Sandy Mott, Stacie Mott and Shelly Mott.
AFAJACGD. Caroline Dake
Caroline was born on May 6, 1939 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake. She married Ralph Roberts and they had children:
Gregory Roberts, Gary Roberts (died of drowning), Gloria Roberts.
AFAJACGE. Richard Dake
Richard was born on Dec. 7, 1941 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake. He died on April 10, 1968 in Smyra, Tenn
and is burined in Evart, Osceola Co., MI. He was listed as a Sargent in the Air
Force and was stationed at Steward Air Force Base in Smyra, Tenn. when his car
was struck by a drunk driver and he was killed. He was maried to Norma Hulsander
but they had no children.
AFAJACGF. Sharon Marckini Dake
Sharon was born on Oct. 5, 1945 at Evart, Osceola Co., MI to parents Clare Percy
Dake and Marion Frances (York) Dake.
AFAJAD. Cinderella Dake
Cinderella was born on 1858 in MI to parents William Dake and Alma (Wells) Dake.
AFAJAE. Clayton Dake
Clayton was born on 1867 in MI to parents William Dake and Alma (Wells) Dake.
In the 1870 census he was listed with his brother Crawley living with his
maternal grandparents. He married Julia M Hall in 1881 (She was born in
Clayton Dake Family
AFAJAEA. Archibald Nelson Dake
Archibald was born on June 1, 1895 to parent Clayton and Julia M (Hall) Dake at
Central Lake, Antim, Michigan. In Jan. 6, 1920 he was living in Harrison,
Kootenai, Idaho. He died on October 4, 1970 at Ontario, Malheur, Oregon.
AFAJAEB. Alta Dake
Alta was born on
August 1882 to parent Clayton and Julia M (Hall) Dake in Michigan.
AFAJAEC. Ema Dake
Ema was born on August
1886 to parent Clayton and Julia M (Hall) Dake in Michigan.
AFAJAED. Ola Dake
Ola was born on August 1890 to parent Clayton and Julia M (Hall) Dake in
AFAJB. Richard Alfred Dake
Richard was born in 1828 to parents Gamaliel Dake and Sophia (Garlick) Dake. He
married Almira Brandon. (She was born Nov. 1, 1827 and died on Dec. 20, 1895).
Richard died on April 4, 1905.
Richard Alfred Dake
AFAJBA. Florence Georgina Dake
Florence was born on June 14, 1854 at Kemptville, Canada to parents Richard Alfred
Dake and Almira (Brandon) Dake. She died on June 1, 1877.
AFAJBB. Crawley Alfred Dake
Crawley was born in 1859 at Kemptville, Canada to parents Richard Alfred Dake
and Almira (Brandon) Dake. He married Elizabeth (last name unknown). She was born
in Quebec, Canada. Crawley died on May 16, 1920.
Crawley Alfred Dake
AFAJBBA. Alfred J. Dake
Alfred was born in 1882 in Canada to parents Crawley Alfred Dake and Elizabeth
AFAJBBB. Florence Dake
Florence was born in 1886 in Ontario, Canada to parents Crawley Alfred Dake
and Elizabeth Dake.
AFAJBBC. Liel Dake
Liel was born in 1883 in Ontario, Canada to parents Crawley Alfred Dake and
Elizabeth Dake. He died on July 21, 1920.
AFAJBC. Anna Dake
Anna was born in 1862 in Ontario, Canada to parents Richard Alfred Dake and
Almira (Brandon) Dake. She died in 1939.
AFAJC. Crawley P. Dake
Major Crawley P. Dake of
Romeo, Michigan Chief-Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern District
of Michigan, was born at Kempville, Ontario, September 15, 1836 to parents Gamiliel
Dake and Sophia Garlick. Both his parents were natives of New England. He removed
with them when twelve years of age, from Canada to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence
Co., New York.
Having obtained a good common school education, he went to Romeo, Michigian,
at the age of eighteen, and was there employed as a drugists clerk in a store
belonging to his elder brother. Subsequently, he became partner in a drug store
In 1862 during the second year of the Civil War upon a call for more troops,
he received authority to raise a company of men; he recruited one hundred and
twenty men in Macomb County, and was mustered in as Captain, August 14, 1862.
His company was attached to the 5th Mich. Cavalry, which rendezvoused at Detroit
while organizing, and was the first full Company of that Regiment, which was
under the command of Colonel J. T. Copeland. The Regiment left for the seat
of war in Virginia in December 1862; it was one of the four Regiments comprising
the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, under the command of General George A. Custer,
which did some of the severest fighting of the War. Captain Dake was promoted
to the rank of Major, December 31, 1862. He participated with his command in
the following engagements: Hanover,Va. Huntertown and Gettysburg, Penn.; Monterey,
Cavetown, Southtown, Boonsboro, Hagerstown, Williamsport and Falling Waters,
Maryland; Snicker Gap, Culpepper Courthouse, Roccoon Ford, White's Ford, Jocob's
Shop, James City, Brady's Station, Buckland Mills, Stevensburg, Mortons' Ford,
The Wilderness, Beaver Dam Station, Yellow Tavern,Meadow Bridge, Milford, Hack's
Shop, Baltimore Cross-roads, Trevilliam Station and Cold Harbor, Virginia.
On August 19, 1864, Major Dake resigned his commission at Harper's Ferry, and
returned to Michigan to assist in raising another Regiment, to be known as the
30th Michigan Infantry, of which he had the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel.
After eight companies were raised, however, they were distributed among the
3rd and 4th Michigan Regiments, at the urgent call for troops for General Sherman's
Army; and the raising of the 30th Regiment was abondoned. Lt. Col. Dake continued
the work of recruiting men for the Army until the close of the War, when he
returned to Romeo. He was married to Catherine E. Smith.
In May 1869, he was appointed by President Hayes, Assessor of Internal Revenue
of the Fifth Collection District of Michigan and subsequently, when the offices
of Assessor and Collector were consolidated, he was appointed Collector. This
office he held until the consolidation of the two Districts, in March 1877.
He soon after received the appointment of Chief-Deputy United States Marshal
for the Eastern District of Michigan. In 1876, Dake had resigned his position
in the Internal Revenue Service to run for the position of State Representative
from Macomb County. Although the county had a Democrat majority of some 600
voters, he lost the election by only twelve votes. Dake, of course, was a Republican.
On June the 12th, 1878, Dake accepted the position of United States Marshal
for the Arizona Territory, with his salary dependent upon the fees collected.
See copy of Appointment to US Marshall..
It is one of the ironies of history that Dake was a man much more likely to
be found at home with his wife and child, than carousing in a dance hall or
standing in the center of main street with his six guns a blazing. Dake was
more a bureaucrat than he was a gun fighter, furthermore he was plagued by the
hip wound acquired in the Civil War which caused considerable suffering until
his death. Dake, therefore, delegated most of the actual federal law enforcement
to his deputies. He originally appointed Virgil Earp (Wyatt Earp's brother)
to be Marshall of Tombstone, AZ. In January 1882, after Virgil Earp was ambushed
and seriously wounded by Jonny Ringo, U.S. Marshal Dake of the Arizona Territory,
visited Tombstone, AZ with the acting Governor, John J. Gosper, and appointed
Wyatt Earp to clean up the territory and run Johnny Ringo out of town. Dake's
time in office would be hampered by a lack of funds from Washington, and his
ultimate need for creative accounting. This was never more evident than after
the attack on Deputy U.S. Marshal Virgil Earp on December 28, 1881, in Tombstone.
With his own deputy gunned down, Dake needed to fund a posse for Wyatt Earp,
and he had no time to wait for tight-fisted bureaucrats in Washington. Dake
appealed to the Wells Fargo express company and managed to secure a $3,000 loan
to supposedly outfit a posse under Wyatt Earp. Late in January 1882, Dake visited
Tombstone to appoint a replacement for the injured Virgil and to meet with Wyatt.
According to later rumors, during this visit, Dake actually spent about $300
of the money carousing in sporting houses with the Earp posse.
Dake eventually left the U.S. marshal's office in July 1882, amid suspicions
that he had not kept proper accounts and had siphoned federal monies into his
personal bank holdings. In 1885 a federal examiner named Leigh Chalmers was
assigned to investigate Dake's accounts, or lack thereof, and found that Dake
had actually pocketed most of the $3,000 borrowed from Wells Fargo. Chalmers
traveled to Tombstone and interviewed former posse rider Origen Charles Smith,
who provided some interesting information on the Earp posse. Smith stated that
Earp's men had each been furnished with a horse, bridle, saddle, carbine, six-shooter
and rations and had been paid $5 per day, over a period of only 30 days. Smith
further stated that Wyatt only had access to about $500 from Dake, and that
Earp obtained most of the money for his posse from a fund set up by the citizens
of Tombstone and contributions from Wells Fargo. The express company's cashbooks
do confirm separate payments specifically made to the Earp posse for their Vendetta
Although the federal examiner, Leigh Chalmers, found ample evidence against
Dake for the misappropriation of funds, he was never prosecuted. Dake's influential
friends in Washington, D.C., ensured the case dragged on and eventually went
nowhere. On July 18, 1882, Zan L. Tidball replaced Dake as U.S. Marshal, but
he continued to live at Prescott. In the history of Tombstone, AZ, the mention
of Crawley was not very positive. It was stated that he would only come to help
for the money (His salary was dependent on fees collected, so this was a fact
of life but didn't leave a positive impression on the town folks).
Dake remained in Prescott where he managed his mining and business interests
until his death on April 9, 1890. He died from complications of his old Civil
the Prescott Journal-Miner, April 16, 1890:
Although Major C. P.
Dake had been confined to his room for nearly a year and a half, the community
was considerably surprised yesterday afternoon, to learn that he had died, as
it was not generally known that his condition had changed for the worse.
Early in the war of
the rebellion, C. P. Dake raised a company at his home in Michigan, and was
afterwards promoted to be major of the regiment to which it was assigned, and
he made a record as a brave soldier. It was during an engagement that he received
a wound which never healed, and which after all these years was the cause of
Coming to Arizona,
he was appointed United States marshal for the territory, at a time, too, when
it required tact and nerve to fill the position, but the duties of which were
discharged by him in a manner to reflect credit. Since retiring from this office,
he has been engaged in business pursuits until over a year ago, when he was
compelled to retire on account of sickness and has ever since been confined
to the house.
The funeral took place
this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence on Marina street, and
the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of
sorrowing friends and citizens of Prescott."
CRAWLEY DAKE FAMILY
AFAJCA. Charles A. Dake
The only child of his parents Crawley Dake and Catherine E. Smith was born July
21, 1860 in Romeo, Mich. and was raised there. His public school education was
supplemented by a course in the Detroit Business College and when twenty years
old he came to Prescott, Ariz. Here he served as Deputy United States Marshal
in his father's office for about eighteen months. Then becoming interested in
mining operations, he gave some time to this pursuit. Later he became a clerk
in the general merchandising business of J. G. Campbell of Prescott and remained
there until 1895 when he purchased the business. During the next five years,
or until the fire of July 14, 1900 he successfully conducted his store on Montezuma
Street. Though his possessions were destroyed by the fire he undauntedly determined
to retrieve his fortunes and soon erected the substantial Dake Building. He
married Lulu M. Kendall in Los Angeles, Calif. He was the proprietor of the
Dake Opera House in Prescott, Ariz., which was one of the finest in the South
West; with a seating capacity of seven hundred.
AFAJD. Sophia Dake
Sophia was born about 1832 in Ontario, Canada to parents Gamiliel Dake and Anna
L. (last name unknown) Dake. She was a member of the Espiscopalian church.
AFAJE. Sarah Dake
Sarah was born about 1841 in Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada to parents Gamiliel
Dake and Anna L. (last name unknown) Dake.
AFAJF. Lucinda Dake
Lucinda was born about 1842 in Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada to parents Gamiliel
Dake and Anna L. (last name unknown) Dake.
AFAJG. Lucretia Dake
Lucretia was born in 1847 to parents Gamiliel Dake and Anna L. (last name unknown)
AFAK. Augustus Dake
Augusta was born 1795 in Hartford, Conn. to Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake.
He married Deborah Bull. He lived in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY after his
parents moved back to the US from Canada (about 1832). In 1850, he was an Innkeeper
in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1860, he was the owner of the Sheraton House (previously
the Exchange) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He died in September 23, 1873 at Kalamazoo,
Michigan and is buried at the Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, next
to his wife Deborah. At the time his home was on 89 Water Street, Kalamazoo,
Michigan. His estate was probated on September 29, 1873.
Augustus Dake Sr.
From the Kalamazoo Gazette, Sept 26, 1873
Mr Augustus Dake died at the Sheridan House yesterday morning after a long and
lingering illness. Mr. Dake came to Kalamazoo in 1849 and purchased the Exchange,
now known as the Sheridan House, and was landlord of the hotel many years. He
was 78 years old when he died. The funeral will take place from the Sheridan
House tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10 A.M.
AFAKA Augustus Dake Jr.
Augustus was born in Canada on Oct. 29, 1819 to parents Augustus and Deborah
Bull Dake. He was educated in the public schools of the Dominion and was trained
on a farm. He was an extensive traveler. He married in 1842 to Lueretia Swain
(she was born in New York and died Feb. 25, 1856. She was buried at Mountain Home
Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI). He married a second time to Mrs. Esther (McLane) Young.
( She was born November 15, 1820 and died September 22, 1903 at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
She is buried at Schoolcraft Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI). He ran the Dake House in
the town of Wheatfield, Niagara Co., N.Y. in 1847. In 1850 he went to California
and spent some time. In 1862 he again returned to California and worked in mining
and speculation. In 1869 he returned to Michigan and commenced business as a hotel
keeper in Kalamazoo (probably his fathers hotel the Sheraton Inn). He later located
in Lowell and ran a hotel.
Augustus Dake Jr.
AFAKAA Theodore S. Dake
Son of Augustus Dake, Jr. and Lueretia Swain. Lived in San Francisco,
AFAKAB Chancey R. Dake
Son of Augustus Dake, Jr. and Lueretia Swain. He lived in Nevada
AFAKAC Charles A. Dake
Son of Augustus Dake, Jr. and Lueretia Swain. Lived in Ionia, Mich.
AFAKAD Sarah A. Dake
Daughter of Augustus Dake, Jr. and Lueretia Swain. Lived in Wheatfield,
Charlotte (Lottie) was the daughter of Augustus Dake Sr. and Deborah (Bull/
Buel) Dake. Between 1840 and 1850 she married Wilder Childs. They lived in Kalamazoo,
Michigan in 1873. Charlotte died on March 31, 1871 in Kalamzoo, Michigan.
AFAKC. Charles Dake
Charles was born 1836 in New York to parents Augustus Dake Sr. and Deborah (Bull/Buel)
Dake. By 1873 (his fathers death date) he had moved to San Franscisco, California.
Hennretta was born to parents Augustus Dake Sr. and Deborah (Bull/Buel) Dake.
She married a Mr. Seymour in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1873 she was still living
in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
AFAKE. Deborah Dake
Deborah was born to parents Augustus Dake Sr. and Deborah (Bull/Buel) Dake.
She married a Mr. Kingsley and lived in Rochester, New York in 1873.
AFAKF. Lucretia Dake
Lucretia was born to parents Augustus Dake Sr. and Deborah (Bull/Buel) Dake.
She married a Mr. Hughes and lived in San Francisco, California in 1873.
Luman Dake Family
AFAL. Luman Dake
Luman was born on March 8, 1811 in Ontario, Canada to parents Immanuel and Lucresa
Wiatt Dake. He married Margaret McCarthy on Aug. 3, 1833 in St. Lawrence Co.,
N.Y. (She was born on Dec. 25, 1812 in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland.) About
1834, they moved from New York to East Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. In 1851,
he lived in West Zora, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada. He died on Dec. 6, 1883
at Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada and burried in the West Oxford Cemetery.
AFALA. Cornelius Dake
Cornelius (Neil) was born on March 10, 1845 at Norwich, Ontario, Canada to parents
Luman and Maggie McCarthy Dake. He was Baptized and recorded in the Dundas Mission
Register 1840-1854, in LaSalette, Ontario on April 10, 1845. His Sponsors were
Thomas Potts and Elisebeth Brien. On November 1, 1866, Neil married Johanna
Dwyer, daughter of Daniel Dwyer & Mary Hackett who immigrated from Kill
Hill, Dualia Co., Tipperary, Ireland in 1839. Neil and Johanna were married
in Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. It was
witnessed by Edward O'Donnell and Flora Valkert and Solemized by Rev. Fr. T.
Marshall and Rev. Fr. G. Valkert (a priest from Paris Ontario). They resided
in the Village of Norwich and attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock,
Johanna Dwyer was born
23 July 1842, 3rd child of 9, in S. Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario
Canada and died 21 April 1917 at the home of her daughter in Brantford, Ontario.
She was brought by train to Woodstock for the burial Mass at St. Mary's RC Church
and buried beside her beloved Neil in St. Mary's Cemetery, County Road 9, Woodstock,
In 1876 Neil was the proprietor
of the Stroud House on the North side of Main Street in Norwich until he and
Johanna built the Dake House at No. 5 Main Street around Nov. 15, 1882 on the
North side of Main Street at the corner of Pitcher Street. Neil added a store
with rooms above to the west end of the building in 1866. His first store tenant
was a butcher by the name of William Stode. The Dake Hotel was one of the first
telephone subscribers on Dec. 1, 1887 at a rate of $30.00 per year or $12.00
per year and 2 cents per call. They were also one of the first to have electricity
on May 1, 1890. It remained a hotel until the late 1830's and sometime around
the 1980's it was demolished. Johanna kept the hotel going until at least 1910
Neil and Johanna had four
daughters: Mary Margaret, Anna Laura, Alina Agnes and Martena Florence Dake.
He died at the age of 53
on November 18, 1895 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada and is buried in St. Mary's
Cemetery, County Road 9, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
Cornelius Dake Family
AFALAA. Mary Margaret "Maggie" Dake
Mary was born abt. 1868
in Norwich and married John Haylow at Our Lady of LaSalette church on April
4, 1894. The witnesses were a Miss McDonald of Hamilton and Mr. John Sheehan.
Maggie gave birth to a son James Dake Haylow on May 20, 1895 and nine days later
on May 29, 1895 she died. Maggie is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, County Road
9, Woodstock, Ontario.
Anna Laura "Dora" Dake
Anna was born 24 July 1877
in Norwich and remained single until she was in her 40's, then married Henry
Matthew McCabe on April 29, 1920 in St. Basil's RC Church in Brantford, Ontario
where Dora had been the organist for many years and Henry was in the choir.
AFALAC. Alina Agnes
Alina was born 8 August
1879 in Norwich and married Clifford F. Batty of Norwich on May 21, 1900 at
St. Mary's RC Church, Woodstock, Ontario. It was witnessed by John Haylow, widow
of Maggie Dake, and Dora Dake, sister of Ella and officiated by Rev. Fr. John
Cook. Clifford was the son of Thomas Batty and Sarah Ficht and born May of 1876
in Norwich, Ontario. His father owned the T. Batty Hardware Store in Norwich
and Cliff worked for him as a Merchant until the store closed in 1902. Cliff
and Ella then moved to Brantford, then later to Waterloo, Ontario. They had
9 children: (1): Thomas DAKE Batty b. 15 Feb. 1902, Norwich & died 10 Apr.
1986 Toronto, Ontario. Dake was ordained a priest of the Basilian Fathers; (2)
Mary Deborah Batty, married James Gordon Smith who owned the Collins Hotel in
Dundas, Ontario from 1951 until the late '60's; (3) Veronica; (4) Doris married
Sylvester Brenner; (5) Beatrice Eileen Batty born 16 May 1910, Brantford, ON
and married Herbert Berges Oct. 1, 1935 at St. Louis' RC Church, Waterloo, ON;
(6) Martina Elizabeth Batty born 1912 Brantford & died 20 Aug. 1937 in Kitchener,
ON and married Edward J. Lang on July 1, 1939 at St. Joseph's Church Hamilton,
ON; (7) Clifford Robert Batty b. 21 May 1914, Brantford, ON married Agnes Marie
Hihn on 2 Oct. 1937 at St. Joseph's RC Church, Kitchener, ON; (8) Maurice Batty
and (9) Sarah Louise "Sally" Batty, born 16 Oct. 1917 and married
Eugene R. Bauer on 21 Sep. 1948 at St. Louis RC Church, Waterloo, ON.
AFALAD. Martena Florence
Martena was born 9 June
1885, Norwich, Ontario. She attended school in Norwich, Ontario, then on to
the Loretto Acadamy in Hamilton, Ontario. From there she attended the School
of Expression and Gymnastics in Toronto and became one of the best graduates
in the history of the school. She was given a position as gymnastic instructress
in Toronto Sick Children's Hospital. Her work was recognized and was sent to
do her post-graduate work at the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics to study
in the Department of Medical Science. In 1908 she was appointed to do curative
work at Boston's Sick Children's Hospital. In 1909 she went to Providence where
she worked at Dr. Pockham's Orthopedic Hospital. She left soon after from a
breakdown in her health due to overwork and she returned to her sister Ella's
home in Brantford. On Sep. 13, 1910 she married A. Lawrence Macdonald, Chief
Accountant for the Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, in St. Basil's Chapel in Toronto.
At the beginning of May 1911 Martina contacted spinal meningitis and two weeks
later on May 17, 1911 she died and was buried beside her dearly beloved parents
in St. Mary's Cemetery, County Road 9, Woodstock, ON.
AFALB. Timothy Dake
Timothy was born to parents Luman and Maggie McCarthy Dake. He later lived at
428 S. Grant St., Denver, Colo. He died some time after 1927.
AFALC. Phoebe Dake
Phoebe was born on July 7, 1843 to parents Luman and Maggie McCarthy Dake. She
later married a Mr. McDonald and they lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She died
some time before 1927.
AFALD. Jeremiah Dake
Jeremiah was born on May 2, 1838 to parents Luman and Maggie McCarthy Dake. He
owned the Dake Hotel in Princeton, Ontario, Canada. Jeremiah
died some time before 1927.
Jeremiah Dake Family
AFALDA. Frederick Luman Dake
Fred was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on 1872 to parents Jeremiah Dake. He
lived for a while in Brant, Ontario, Canada. He died in Oct. 18, 1934 at
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
AFALE. L. Dake
Daughter born to parents Luman and Maggie McCarthy Dake. She married a Mr. Morrisay
and lived at 781 King East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She died some time after
AFALF. Luman Dake
Luman was born on May 23,
1847 at Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada to parents Luman and Maggie McCarthy
Dake. He marrried Allison Black at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on May 21, 1867.
(She was born on Sept. 17, 1848 and died on Jan. 29, 1921). He died on Dec. 13,
1924 at St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
LUMAN DAKE, JR.
LUMAN DAKE, HOTELKEEPER
HERE FOR MANY YEARS, DEAD
Proprietor of Dake House
For Upwards of Quarter Century Passes Away Suddenly at His Home Here
Luman Dake, one of the best known hotelmen in Ontario and for many years a prominent
citizen of St. Thomas, died unexpectedly at his home, 721 Talbot street, on Saturday
evening. A serious stroke of paralysis, which he suffered during the eventing,
was the cause of his sudden demise. He lieved only a few minutes after being stricken.
Mr. Dake, who was 77 years of age on May 23 last, was a native of Oxford county,
the son of Luman and Mararet (McCarthy) Dake. He resided with his parents on the
farm until 1867, when he went to Hamliton and learned blacksmithing with William
Cavanaugh, engaging in that business for a numer of years, paret of the time being
spent in Ingersell. He came to St. Thomas in 1876 and for three years conducted
the Dominion House at the corner of Inkerman and Talbot streets. In 1881, he built
the Dake House on Talbot street adjoining the London and Port Stanley Railway
tracks and with the exception of two years spent at Chicago during the World's
Fair, continued in charge of that widely known hostelry until 1904, when he disposed
of the business. The Dake House retained his name until destroyed by fire in 1915.
After selling the Dake House he lived in Norwich for a short time, with his son,
William, who was then conducting the Dake House (named after Mr. Dake's brother
who build the place.) He then returned to St. Thomas and interested himself in
real estate and building and at the time of his death owned a number of houses
and store buildings. He also owned a cottage on Invererie Heights, Port Stanley,
and each spring found him one of the earliest arrivals at that summer resort and
each fall one of the last to depart.
The sole survivor of Mr. Dake's family is his daughter, Mrs. Amos Armitage of
Ssaskatoon. Mrs. Dake died several years ago and his four sons, Archibald, Charles,
Colburne and William, all predeceased him, the last named passing away only last
March while in California. Mr. Dake had been making his home with his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. William Dake and his grandson, Adrian Dake. a brother, Timothy Dake resides
in Denver, Colorado and a sister, Mrs. Phoebe McDonald in Toronto.
Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until it is known when Mr.
Dake's daughter Mrs. Armitage, can reach here from Saskatoon. Rev. D. C. Soules
of Alma Street Presbyterian Church, with which Mr. Dake was identified will be
in charge of the services.
Luman Dake Jr. Family
AFALFA. William Herbert Dake
Son of Luman Dake Jr. and
Allison Black was born on Oct. 28, 1882 at St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Owned
and operated the Dake House and later the Talbott House in St. Thomas, Ontario,
Canada. He married Marie McDougall. He died on Feb. 21, 1924.
H. DAKE DIES IN LOS ANGELES
Well-Known St. Thomas
Man's Death Occurs in California, Where He was Spending Winter
William H. Dake, only son of Luman Dake and one of the best known citizens of
this city, passed away at 2:40 o'clock on Thursday morning at Los Angeles, California,
after a brief illiness following an operation for appendicitis. News to this effect
was received here today. Mr. Dakes' death comes as a distinct shock to relatives
and friends in this city, as word of his illiness was not received in the city
until Wednesday. Mr. Dake was in the best of health when he left the city with
his wife and son, two months ago to spend the winter in California. Born in St.
Thomas on October 28, 1882, the deceased had lived the greater part of his life
in this district. He was by trade a decorator and had also worked at railroading.
He resided in Chicago and later in Windsor for some years, returning to St. Thomas
about two years ago and operating the D & B service station at the corner of Talbot
street and Princess Avenue for some time. Mr. Dake was a member of the Presbyterian
church, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No. 47, and a member of the Granite Curling
Club. An amateur ball player in his younger days, he had since his return to St.
Thomas taken an active interest in the affairs of the St. Thomas baseball team
in the Souther Ontario League, being a director and the treasurer of the club
for two years. The deceased made his home with his father at 721 Talbot street
and leaves to mourn his death, his wife, one young son, Adrian, and one sister,
Mrs. Amos Armitage, of Saskatoon. His mother passed away three years ago. Mrs.
Dake was formerly Miss Marie McDougall of Alvinston. The body will be brought
to the city for internment and the funeral will be held from the residence of
George Netercott at 35 John street. The date will be announced later.
William Herbert Dake
AFALFAA. Adrian William Dake
ADRIAN & FLORENCE
Adrian "Bud" was born on
June 27, 1909 to parents William Herbert and Marie McDougall Dake. He married
Florence McDougall. (She was born on Nov. 24, 1911. Later married William Irvine
after Adrian's death and died on Dec. 20, 1998). Adrian served in the Navy.
He owned The Park Smoke Shop on 719 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
He died, at age 44, on Feb. 3, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, due to head
injuries resulting from a fall. Following is a newspaper articles concening
his death and funeral.
NO FOUL PLAY IN DAKE
No evidence of foul play
has been discovered in connection with the death of Adrian W. (Bud) Dake 44, local
tobacconist, Thursday evening in Toronto General Hospital.
Mr. Dake was believed to have died as a result of a staircase fall in which he
banged his head against a wall, but the nature of his injuries raised the questions
of possible foul play in the minds of Toronto police.. They requested an investigation
by local police which was conducted by acting detective John Bingeman.
Mr. Dake died a few hours after his arrival at Toronto General Hospital where
he was rushed on Thursday from the local general hospital for an emergency brain
operation. Dr. C. A. Bell of Port Stanley who answered a call to the Dake home
at 9 p.m. last Tuesday and who sent him to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital,
told Detective Bingeman that Mr. Dake had a large amount of money on his person
when he arrived at hospital. Further investigation by the detective revealed that
nothing had been touched in the smoke shop at 719 Talbot Street. An employee of
the shop, Jack Dummer, reported Mr. Dake had entered his apartment above the shop
at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, checking radiators. Mr. Dummer said his employer's
hands were dirty and his topcoat oil-stained. Mr. Dummer added that Dake was reading
a newspaper in the shop when he got to work at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. He said
Dake did not appear to have been injured and did not complain of having been hurt.
Fred Luscombe, of 5 Manitoba Street, said that at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mr. Dake complained
of an injury to his right leg. By 1:15 p.m., Mr. Dake seemed confused, Luscombe
told the officer. In concluding his report Detective Bingeman said that Dake had
apparently slipped on a patch of oil in the basement of the smoke shop and possibly
hit his head in a fall. Dr. Bell's examination revealed that Mr. Dake had suffered
a fractured skull, abrasions to the back of his head, right knee and left elbow.
He also had blood in his nose and right ear.
ADRIAN W. (BUD) DAKE
The funeral of Adrian W.
(Bud) Dake, Port Stanley, proprietor of the Park Smoke Shop, St. Thomas and a
well-known resident of this district for most of his life, whose death occurred
at the Toronto General Hospital on Thursday evening, took place from the P.R.
Williams and Son funeral home on Monday afternoon. Rev. H. R. Rokeby-Thomas, Christ
Church (Anglican), Port Stanley, conducted the services and Mrs. Margaret Donaldson
presided at the organ. Interment was made in Elmdale Memorial Park. The pallbearers
were Douglas Baker, Harry Graham, William Plastow, Richard Crowe, Jack Salmon
and James Sharkey. The floral bearers were Goldie Smith, Ross McCance, Grand and
and Ross Demare, William Mattis, F.J. Luscombe and Edward McDonald. Those in attendance
from out-of-the-district were Mrs. Murray Cohoon, Mrs. James Kudirka, Windsor:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Grey, Detroit: Mr. and Mrs. Ed McDonald,
London; Mr. and Mrs. Grant Demare, Amherstburg; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cross, Mrs.
Jack Fulcher, Miss Margo McDongall, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Jack McDougall, Ottawa;
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Connor, Grimsby.
Adrian William Dake
AFALFAAA. Mary Dake
MARY DAKE & ED
Mary was born to parents
Adrian and Florence McDougall Dake. She married Ed Kenny and they had sons Patrick
and Michael and daughters Corinne and Amy.
AFALFAAB. Martha Susan Dake
Martha was born to parents Adrian and Florence (McDougall) Dake. She married
AFALFB. Charles Dake
Charles was born to Luman Jr. and Allison Black on Nov. 17, 1868 at Ingersoll,
St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. He married Maggie McGaw (McCarthy) on Aug. 4, 1885. He
died in Chicago from pneumonia. Following are two newspaper articles on his
death and funeral.
CHARLIE DAKE DEAD
Son of L. Dake, of Dake
House, Passed away suddenly in Chicago.
Charles Dake, son of L. Dake, proprietor of the Dake House, died in Chicago on
Friday afternoon, from effects of pneumonia after a short illness. The deceased
was wellknown in this city, having left here only about a year ago. he was born
in Ingersoll thirty-five years ago, and leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Pearl.
He is also survived by his father mother and brothers William and Colbourne, and
one sister, Mrs. Armitage, all of this city. The remains will be brought to this
city and funeral takes place on Monday afternoon, service being held at the Dake
House at three o'clock.
FUNERAL OF CHARLES DAKE
Took Place Yesterday
Afternoon to St. Thomas Cemetery.
The funeral of Charles Dake, who died in Chicago on Friday took place yesterday
afternoon from his parents residence, Dake House, to St. Thomas cemetery. Rev.
R. McIntyre, of Tempo, conducted the services. The bearers were: F. McCallum,
Robert Coffey, James Conley, James Crawford, John McCallum and Frank Mann. The
floral offerings were beautiful and included a wreath with the word "Our Boy"
from parents; cross and anchor from brothers; crescent, Dake House employees.
Charles Dake Family
AFALFBA. Pearl Marguerite Dake
Pearl was born on June 2, 1886 to parents Charles and Maggie McGaw Dake. She died
on Nov. 2, 1903.
AFALFC. Emma Dake
Emma was born on Nov. 4, 1873 at St. Lawrence Co., Ontario, Canada to parents
Luman Jr. and Allison Black Dake. She married Amos Armitage on Feb. 11, 1891.
They had a son Charles Luman Armitage (born: Oct. 27, 1892) and son Herbert Leslie
Armitage (born: July 15, 1905).
AFALFD. Archibald Dake
Archibald was born on March 19, 1876 to parentts Luman Jr. and Allison Black Dake.
He died on Jan. 27, 1892. Following is a newspaper article announcing his death.
Mr. Archibald Dake, son of Mr. Luman Dake, liveryman, died suddenly yesterday
afternoon, at three o'clock, from inflammation of the bowels. Deceased had only
been sick nine days. His disease was brought on from a cold which he contracted
while skating about two weeks ago. The outh was carried away at the early age
of fifteen years and ten months. He was a pupil in Mr. McCubbin's room of the
Balaclava street school. His early demise will be deeply regretted by a large
circle of his friends, by whom he was greatly respected for his kind and genial
manner. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
AFALFE. Colburn Dake
Colburn was born on April 12, 1878 in New York to parents Luman Jr. and Allison
Black Dake. He married Jennie Bush and lived in Chicago, IL. (she was born in
Alvinston, Canada). She died at the age of 24 (see article below). They had no
children. He died on May 6, 1914 in Chicago, IL. Following is a newspaper article
on his death and funeral.
"COLLIE" DAKE DIED AT
Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luman Dake Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia Contracted while on Duty
Colburn Dake, engineer on the Illinois Central Railway out of Chicago, died on
Tuesday at midnight at that city. Mr. Dake's death occurred in the Mercy Hospital
and followed an attack of Pleuro-pneumonia, contracted while he was on his run
on day last week.
Mr. Dake, who was best known as "Collie" Dake, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Luman
Dake, Talbot Street east, St. Thomas, who were at the bedside of their son before
he died. He was born here 36 years ago and after acting as fireman on the G.T.R.
here for a short time, went to Chicago. He had been with the C.R. fourteen years.
Hew as particularly well known. At Chicago he was a member of the St. Thomas Club,
portraits of whose members appeared in the Times some time ago. Besides his parents,
Mr. Dake is survived by his wife, whose home is in Chicago; one brother William
H. of Saskatoon, and one sister, Mrs. Amos Armitage, also of Saskatoon.
The B. of L. E. is in charge of the remains, which will arrive here tonight. The
funeral will be on Sunday at 2 o'clock from his parents residence. The services
will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Gundy. Mr. and Mrs. Luman Dake arrived home from
Chicago last night.
Following is an article in the St. Thomas Times concerning his wifes' death:
YOUNG WIFE ASPHYXIATED
A very sad occurrence took
place at the home of Colborne Dake, 9421 Champagne Avenue, Chicago, last Friday
night, when his wife met an untimely death by asphyxiation. Mr. Dake is an engineer
on the Illinois Centeral and son of Mr. Lew Dake of St. Thomas, formerly of the
Dake House, Norwich. Mr. Dake left home Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock to make
his usual run, leaving his wife alone at home. When he returned at nine o'clock
the next morning he found the house locked. Smashing in the window of his wife's
room with an axe, a rush of gas poured out. Mrs. Dake was found dead in bed, and
on the floor was the lifeless body of her pet dog. An examination revealed the
fact that the escaping gas was not from an open spigget , but from a defect in
the gas stove near the metre. The doctors said the deceased had been dead between
two and three hours when found. The late Mrs. Dake, who was formerly Miss Jennie
Bush, of Port Dover, was only 24 years of age, and had been married only about
two years. She was to have gone to her old home at Port Doiver on a visit last
Monday, and had written her brothers and sisters to that effect. Instead, it was
her dead body which they assembled at the Port Dover station to meet, interment
taking place at the family cemetery at that place. A pathetic feature of the case
was that the new silk dress which her husband had gotten for her to wear home
on her visit was destined to be the shroud in which she was buried. Deceased left
AFALFF. Edna Louise Dake
Edna was born on Nov. 28, 1880 to parents Luman Jr. and Allison Black Dake. She
died on Sept. 3, 1881.
AFALG. Margaret Dake
Margaret was born on May 13, 1840 to parents Luman Sr. and Margaret McCathy Dake.
AFALH. Oliver Dake
Oliver was born on December 13, 1841 to parents Luman Sr. and Margaret McCathy
Dake. He died on Oct. 8, 1842.
AFALI. Polly Dake
Polly was born to parents Luman Sr. and Margaret McCathy Dake.
AFALJ. Michael Joseph Dake
Michael was born on July 27, 1849 in Oxford, Ontario, Canada to parents Luman
Sr. and Margaret McCathy Dake. He made a living as a bartender and molder. He
died on Aug. 4, 1919.
The passing away of Michael
Joseph Dake on Saturday morning at his home, 215 Lapeer Avenue, this city, closed
the life of an honorable and conscientious worker in the ranks of union labor.
Deceased was born in Oxford, near Woodstock, Ont., July 27, 1849. In early life
he mastered the molder's trade and became in due time a member of the Hamilton,
Ont. Molder's union. He came to Saginaw some 15 years ago and at the time of organization
of the Bartender' union in this city became and continued to be up to the time
of his death one of the most ardent workers of that body. He was a most sincere
trade unionist; a man of noble character, capacious soul, generaus impluses, sterling
honesty and broad intellect, and his memory will ever remain fresh in the minds
of those who knew him. ---
The funeral of the late Michael Joseph Dake took place yesterday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from Frazee's funeral parlors. The Bartenders union attended in
a body. Many beautiful floral pieces were sent, representing the various orders
to which he belonged. The services were in charge of Rev. W. H. Gallagher, of
St. Paul's Episcopal church. The pallbearers were Stephen Dinsmore, Charles B.
Moyer, Reobert Browner, Con Feiger, Fred Schartow and Christ Gossel. The interment
was in Forest Lawn cemetery.
AFALK. Freeman Dake
Freeman was born on July 13, 1852 to parents Luman Sr. and Margaret McCathy Dake.
AFAM. Lyman Dake
Born to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake about 1785. He married
Polly (last name unknown). He died about 1838.
Family of Lyman Dake
AFAMA Luany Dake
Luany (Lowany) was born to parents Lyman Dake and Polly (last name unknown)
in 1818. She married Henry H. Hart. She died in 1895.
AFAMB. Lyman Dake
Lyman was born to parents Lyman Dake and Polly Dake in 1814. He married
Ann Mariah Fell.
AFAMC. Lucy Dake
Lucy was born to parents Lyman Dake and Polly Dake on August 11, 1830 at Hammond,
St. Lawrence, NY. She married Albert Woodcock in 1853 at Hammond, NY. She died
on Sept 19, 1872 at Oregon, Ogle Co., IL.
Nathaniel Dake Family
AFAN. Nathaniel Dake
Nathaniel was born about 1787 to parents Immanuel and Lucresa Wiatt Dake. He
died in 1847.
AFANA. Immanuel Dake
Immanuel was born to Nathaniel Dake.
AFANB. Lucy Dake
Lucy was born to Nathaniel Dake.
AFAO. Jonathan Woodcock Dake
Jonathan was born in Ontario,
Canada on Feb. 1, 1826 to parents Immanuel Deake and Sally (maiden name unknown).
He was listed as living in Portage, Livingston Co., N.Y in 1840. He married
Athelia Merrill on March 24, 1852. (She was born on June 14, 1826 in Champion,
Jefferson, New York and died on Jan. 12, 1912 at Clarinda, Page, IA. Some
documents indicate she died in Iowa City, Wright, Iowa). He was originally
a Methodist Episcopal Minister. When the controversy in the Methodist Episcopal
church reached its climax in 1859, among those who were compelled to leave the
church for conscience sake was Jonathan. He moved from Hammond, St. Lawrence
Co., N.Y. to Ogle Co., Ill. and purchased land on March 13, 1854 and then moved
to Walker, Iowa prior to 1870. Both the move from New York and from Illinois
were in conjunction with moves by the Benjamin W. Dake,Sr. and Jr. families,
of the Charles Deake line. He and his wife were charter members of the Free Methodist
Church when it was formed in 1860. In 1900 he was listed as living in Walker,
Linn Co., IA. He died at his home at Shambaugh, Page Co., IA in March 22, 1906.
The funeral service was held in the Free Methodist church, Elder F. J. Waters,
of Council Bluffs, preaching the sermon.
Jonathan W. Dake Family
AFAOA. Vivian Adelbert Dake
Vivian was born on Feb.
9, 1854 in Oregon, Ogle Co., IL to parents Jonathan W. and Athelia Merrill Dake.
He was first married on Nov. 4, 1876 to Sienna Bailey. (She was from Spring
Arbor, MI. She died on Dec. 12, 1876 in IL.) Sienna and Vivian had no children.
He was married a second time to Ida May Campbell on Jan. 30, 1878 in Fairfield,
IA. (She wrote a biography, "Kindling Watch Fires" by Ida May Dake Parsons,
FM Publishing House 1915). He was the founder of Pentacost Bands that evangelized
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Ohio. At the time of the formation of the United
Methodist demonination, there were 11 Pentacost (not Pentacostal) Churches still
in existance in the Midwest. He was a missionary and died on Jan. 5, 1892 on
shipboard and was buried at sea near Serra Leon, Africa. After his death, his
effects were removed to the U.S. Consulate at Liverpool, England and retrieved
by his wife Ida.. (A book was written on his life by Thomas H. Nelson - "Life
and Labors of Rev. Vivian A. Dake - Organizer and Leader of Pentacost Bands").
Vivian A. Dake Family
AFAOAA. Vivian Adelbert
Vivian was born to Vivian A. Dake, Sr.
AFAOAB. Mary Dake
Family of Gilbert
Mary was born Dec. 15, 1891 at Waterloo, IA to parents Vivian Adelbert Dake
and Ida May (Campbell) Dake. She married Newton Walker Fink in Columbia, IA.
Newton was a pastor in the Free Methodist Church in Woodstock, IL. (They had
a daughter Myrtle, who later was a missionary in South Aftrica for the Free
AFAOB. Florence (Flora) May Dake
Flora was born on Feb. 10, 1860 in Ashton, Lee Co. IL to parents Jonathan W.
and Athelia Merrill Dake. She married Frank B. McCall on Sept. 21, 1877. They
had a son Jonathan McCall. She married a second time to William Alonzo Burrhus
on July 8, 1885 in Guthrie Co., IA. They had children: Fred, Ed, Florence and
Beula Burrhus. She died on April 28, 1942 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.
AFAOC. Albert Irenas Dake
Albert was born to Jonathan and Athelia Merrill Dake on Nov. 23, 1856. He died
on June 4, 1857.
AFAOD. Mary Eveline Dake
Mary was born on Feb. 22, 1858 to Jonathan and Athelia Merril Dake. She married
Crasier Newlin on Nov. 2, 1887 in Iowa. She died on Oct. 26, 1919.
AFAOE. James Edward Dake
James was born on June 12, 1862 to Jonathan and Athelia Merrill Dake. He died
on Feb. 15, 1864.
AFAOF. Gilbert Jonathan Dake
Gilbert was born on June 28, 1869 at Walker, Linn Co., Iowa to parents Jonathan
W. and Athelia Merrill Dake. He was married on Sept. 4, 1889 to Alice Winifred
Parker. He was a Free Methodist Minister and he also worked on the Rail Road.
He died in Iowa on Aug. 1927.
AFAOFA. James Clifton Dake
James was born on Dec. 16, 1891 at Lyons, Burt Co., Nebr. to parents Gilbert J.
and Alice Parker Dake. He was married on Nov. 27, 1912 to Elnora Rogan. James
died on Sept. 10, 1962.
James Clifton Dake
AFAOFAA. Mabel Ruth Dake
Mabel was born on Oct. 21, 1913 to parents James Clifton Dake and Elnora
Rogan. She lived in Sioux City, Iowa. She married Raymond Gilbert.
AFAOFB. Lenord Woodcock Dake
Lenord was born on July 1, 1890 to parents Gilbert J. and Alice Parker Dake. He
married Stella Irene Lyons on July 16, 1922. He married a second time. He was
a railroad conductor and lived in Des Moines, Ia. He died in April 1967.
Lenord Woodcock Dake
AFAOFBA. Leon Wendell Dake
Leon was born on May 5, 1927 to Lenord W. and Stella Irene Lyons Dake.
AFAOFBB. Jack (John) Dake
Jack was born on Dec. 28, 1931 to Lenord W. and Stella Irene Lyons Dake. He died
on Jan. 20, 1995 in PA (zip 08049)
AFAOFBC. Jody Dake
Jody was born to Lenord W. Dake and his second wife.
AFAOFBD. Tom Dake
Tom was born to Lenord W. Dake and his second wife.
AFAOFBE. James Dake
James was born to Lenord W. Dake and his second wife.
AFAOFC. Ruth Ella Dake
Ruth was born on Sept. 18, 1893 to parents Gilbert J. and Alice Parker Dake. She
married John V. Fullerton on Nov. 8, 1913. They lived in Boone, Ia. and had 7
children. She died on Nov. 1953. She had a daughter named: Lucille Fullerton.
AFAOFD. Vivian Adele Dake
Vivian was born on June 12, 1901 to parents Gilbert J. and Alice Parker Dake.
She married William Claude Dodd on May 28, 1917. They had children: Betty, Jane,
Phyllis, June, Clifton, Donald, Kenneth and Douglas. She died on Dec. 31, 1973.
AFAOFE. Vincent Merrill Dake
Vincent was born on Dec. 20, 1902 in Boone, IA. to parents Gilbert J. and Alice
Parker Dake. He married Elvira M. Graham on May 17, 1926.
Family of Vincent
AFAOFEA. Vincent Merrill Dake Jr.
Vincent Jr. was born on Mar. 16, 1927 to Vincent and Elvira M. Graham Dake.
He lived in Des Moines, Iowa.
AFAOFEB. James Dake
James was born to parents Vincent M. and Elvira M. Dake. He served in World
War II and was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing by the Japanese. He lived
in Des Moines, IA. In 1991, he was listed as being from Wild Rose, WI.
AFAOFF. Theodore Eugene (Theodon) Dake
Theodore was born on Sept. 8, 1911 to parents Gilbert Jonathan Dake and Alice
Parker. They lived in Boone, Iowa. He died on Nov. 12, 1911.
AFAOG. Charles McCane Dake
Charles was born on June 19, 1866 to parents Jonathan Woodcock Dake and Athelia
Merrill. He married Alberta Parker on March 21, 1888. He ran a hotel business
in South Dakota.
AFAP. Immanuel Dake
Immanuel was born to parents Immanuel Deake and Sally (maiden name unknown).
AFAQ. Lucy Dake
Lucy was born August 11, 1830 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Immanuel
Deake and Sally (maiden name unknown). In 1853 she married Albert Woodcock at
Hammond, NY (he was born in Canada and died in 1894 at Los Angeles, CA. He was
buried next to his wife at Oregon, Ogle Co., IL). Lucy died on September 19,
1872 at Oregon, Ogle Co., IL.
JOHN MASON DEAKE
John was born on July 7, 1759 in Charlestown, R.I. to Edward Deake and Mary
Adams (Gould). He joined the New York Militia for 2 years at Fort Herkimer on
the Mohawk River on April 1, 1781. Bartlett Dake swore him in. There was a Sargent
Dake in his company. He was enlisted by Lt. Jesse Hubbell, Captain Job Wright,
Col. Marinus Wilett Regiment. In the fall he moved to Fort Plain. He was stationed
as a guard with sixteen others at a ferry opposite Fort Plain. While stationed
there a scouting party of British and Indians near Orisca approached them on
the Mohawk River. He was ordered to Fort Plank and then to Ft. Herkimer in the
Spring of 1782. Stayed at Herkimer until the end of summer and then went to
Fort Timmersmen (?) and stayed there three or four weeks. In Nov. 1782 he returned
to Fort Herkimer. Part of his company went to Ft. Plain and part to Ft. Plank
for winter quarters. During the winter the two parts of the company exchanged
places for health of the soldiers. They were employeed making additions to the
Forts. In the Summer of 1783 he went to Fort Steinwise and stayed until the
Fall. While there he helped build two heavy block buildings for securing and
mounting artillery. In the Fall of 1783 he went to Fort Plain and his company
was reviewed by Generals Washington and Knoss (?). He was ordered back to Ft.
Stanwise for a few days and then marched to Schnectedy for winter quarters.
He as a Private in Captain Job Wright's Company, Col. Marinus Willett's Regiment.
His pay was $80 per year. He was dischaged at Schnectedy, N.Y. Jan. 6, 1784
along with his brother Oliver.. His discharge papers were burnt in his home
in 1784. After the War he lived in Charlton, Saratoga Co., N.Y. and then went
to Cambridge, Washington Co., N.Y. where he lived for 16 years. He later moved
to Mayfield, Montgomery Co., for one year and then to Penfield (Ontario) Munson
Co., N.Y. for six years and finally to Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. He applied
for benefits on June 7, 1832.
Pension record of John Mason Deake
Records of the United States Archives indicate that John M. Deake enlisted as
a private in the state troops of the State of New York on the 1st day of april,
1781, under a Recruiting officer by the name of Jesse Hubbell, Lieut. He joined
the Regiment commanded by Colonel Marinus Willet and that he was in a company
commanded by Captain Job Wright. He was discharged at the Town of Schenectedy
in the county of Schenenctedy in the state of New York in the month of November
On the 9th day of January , 1834 two of his brothers were living who were knowing
to the time he enlisted and that he served as a soldier until the close of the
war, and that their names were Bartlett Dake and Augustus Dake--that the former
lived in Almond Allegany county and that the latter in Cattaraugus county, New
York. He received a pension of $80.00 per annum retroactive to 4 Mar. 1834.
Pension claim signed by:
Andrew C. Hull
for John M. Deake
State of New York
Allegany County XX.
On this 9th day of January 1834 personally appeared before me Andrew C. Hull
Esq. first Judge of the County Courts of the County of Allegany aforesaid John
M. Dake aged seventy four years who being first duly sworn according to law
doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit
of the act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States in the Revolutionary War under
the following named officers and served as herein sated, April 1, 1781, he enlisted
as a private soldier in the State Troops of the State of New York under a recruiting
officer by the name of Jesse Hubbell a Lieutenant that he enlisted for
the term of three years or during the war, that he joined a company under the
command of Captain Job Wright, and that he belonged to a Regiment commanded
by Colonel Marinus Willettthat he continued to serve under the same officers,
until he was discharged at the close of the war, that he first joined the army
at Fort Herkimer on the Mohawk River, staid there until the fall of the year
then marched with the Regiment to Fort Plain, staid there until the spring of
1782while there he was one of sixteen men who were stationed as a guard
at the ferry opposite to fort Plain, while there they were alarmed by the approach
of a heavy scouting party of the British and some Indians, that they were then
ordered to Fort Plank and then to Fort Herkimer, in the spring of the year 1782
as before mentionedstaid at Fort Herkimer until the last of the summer,
land then went to fort Timmerman, staid he thinks three or four weeks, and then
went back to Fort Herkimer, that in the months of November 1782 a part of the
companies [companies] went to fort plain and a part to fort plank for winter
quarters that in the course of the winter they were ordered to many places those
at fort Plain was ordered to fort Plank and those at Fort Plank were ordered
to fort Plain this maneuver was said to be for the health of the soldier. .
. that while at the least mentioned places they were employed a part of the
time in building additions to the fortsthat some time in the summer of
1783they marched to fort Stenwyx and staid until fall that while at fort
Stenwyx they built two heavey block buildings for securing and mounting the
Artillerythat then in the all of 1783, they went to Fort Plain and were
received by Generals Washington and Knox. That after they went away they were
ordered back to fort Stenwyx staid there a few days and then marched down to
Schenectady for winter quarters, that soon after they arrived at Schenectady
and in the month of November 1783 at the close of the war he received his discharge
that he cannot recollect by whom it was signed, thinks by Colonel Willett. That
his said discharge was destroyed by the burning of a dwelling house where he
made his home and kept his papers, immediately after he was discharge, that
the first summer after he entered the service he was in a skirmish with a scouting
party of British and Indians at a place or field in the woods called Orisca.
That also the first summer after he enlisted he drew one months pay and a suit
of cloaths, that he drew no more cloaths, and does not recollect of receiving
any more pay that in the same Regiment was the following named officersMajor
VanCowden and Phink, Captains Newell and Cannon, Lieutenants Hubbell, Shaver,
Bingham Thornton, Campbell, Rose. Ensign Trotter, in the company with this declarant
was orderly sergeant Ichabod Coon, andother Sergeants Bidwell & Dake, that
he cannot recollect the names of any of the field officers of the other Regiments
that he has no record of his age but from what he has always understood from
his parents when he was a child and ever since he was born at Charlton in the
State of Rhode Island in the year 1759, that when he enlisted in the service,
he lived at the town of Baltown Saratoga County, New York, that since the close
of the war he has lived in Charlton Saratoga County NY six or seven years, that
then he went to Cambridge Washington County NY lived there about 16 yearsthat
then he went to Mayfield Montgomery County and staid one year that there he
went to Penfield in what was then Ontario now Monroe county NY and lived six
years, that then he removed to Almond Allegany County where he now lives and
has lived a number of yearsthat he enlisted bur for one engagement and
continued to serve until the close of the war that from the day he first joined
the regiment until he was discharged he was continually employed as a soldier
and was continually in the field or in camp and employed in building and repairing
forts and was no part of the time engaged in any other business, that he knows
of no person now living who was a soldier with him in the army whose testimony
he can procure, that two of his brothers are living who were knowing to the
time he enlisted and that he served as a soldier until the close of the war
that their names are Bartlett Dake and Augustus Dakethat the former lives
in Almond Allegany County and the latter in Cattaraugus County NY that by reason
of age and loss of memory he cannot now recollect the precise day of the month
of November [sic] on which he was discharged, that he served in all at least
two years seven months (and some days over).
He hereby relinquishes every claim what ever to a pension except the present
and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
(Signed) John M. Dake
Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. Andrew C. Hull. First
Judge Allegany Com. Pleas.
John Mason received land in Clinton County, New York as bounty for his services
in the Revolutionary War. (See his brother Oliver below for documentation of
this grant and more on his service in the military). His date of death is unknown.
AFC. GEORGE GOULD DEAKE
George G. was born on July 7, 1759 to Edward Deake and Mary Adams (Gould). He
died at an early age.
AFD. OLIVER DEAKE
Oliver was born in 1761 at Charlestown, R.I. to Edward Deake and Mary Adams
(Gould). He was married on Oct. 29, 1790 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. to
Hannah Lewis (Rev. Baret, minister) There was one Abigail Dake present at wedding.
Records of Comptroller's Office, Albany, New York indicate that Oliver Dake
was a Private in a Company commanded by Captain Job Wright, also in a company
commanded by Lieut. Pliny More, in Regt. commanded by Colonel Marvinus Willett
of the New York state line of Militia. He enlisted at Charlton, New York on
or about 31st. day of Dec., 1782 for a term of three years, according to best
knowledge of his wife. He was discharged from the militia at Schnectady, NY
on Jan. 6 1784. He claimed that he saw Gen. Washington at Ft. Herkimer. He later
married Hannah Lapham. She filed a pension application in the state of Wisconsin
on Oct. 18, 1853. Her pension application was rejected.
In a Revolutionary War
Pension Application, Oliver's name is mentioned. (It provides some idea of
his military service. DAVID PERRY, RWPA #W2643. He was born at New Concord
in Columbia County, New York on August 8, 1759. He married at Woodstock in Ulster
County, New York on October 23, 1808, Content Hamilton. He died at Bolivar,
New York on November 28, 1836. He first enlisted as the representative of his
class as a private in Captain Lathrop Allen's Company of Colonel John Harper's
Regiment of Levies in April of 1780; and marched from Albany to Fort Herkimer
and from there to Fort Dayton. David states that while at Fort Dayton he and
sixteen others under the command of Sergeant Moses [Van] Camp were ordered out
to Little Germantown, about six miles up river from Fort Dayton where a small
blockhouse was located. After about a week or ten days he and a few others escorted
some baggage to the Little Falls and while returning they had a skirmish with
the British between Fort Dayton and Little Germantown. David states that shortly
after the aforesaid skirmish the Little Germantown Blockhouse and settlement
had been attacked about nine o'clock in the morning; the siege lasting about
three hours. Amongst those he served with in Captain Allen's Company were Sergeant
Moses [Van] Camp; Sergeant Lyman Jackson; and, Private Ichabod Smith;Private
Stephen Burgess; Private Esek Ayelsworth; Private Vandebard and Private Peabody.
David states that Lathrop was of New Briton which is now known as Chatham in
Columbia County, New York. About July 1, 1780, he enlisted in Captain Nathaniel
Norton's Company of the Fourth New York Regiment for a bounty of ten bushels
of wheat, but remained in Captain Allen's Company until December 15th, 1780.
Norton's Company was mustered at Albany where they boarded a sloop and sailed
to West Point. From West Point they were marched to King's Ferry and from thence
to a place about ten miles west called Steen Rappie, [New Jersey] and was there
transferred to Captain Jonathan Titus' Company. He states that while in Titus'
Company he served at Van Horn's Mills and at Fort Washington or Lee ("which
ever was the upper fortress"). David states that while he was stationed
at Steen Rappie, when Major [John] Andre was hung at Orangetown, New Jersey
about two miles away. Perry states that Captain Norton's enlistees were then
marched back up the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers to Fort Stanwix before being ordered
back to Albany where they were discharged by General Abraham Ten Broeck. Amongst
the men of Captain Titus' Company were: Sergeant Williams; Sergeant Glover;
Private Cook; Private Barber; Private Bonney; Private Trip; and, Private Shaw.
In April of 1781 he enlisted in Captain [Jelles A.] Funday's Company [sic] of
Colonel John McKinster's Regiment [sic] and served at Albany and Saratoga. On
June 10th, 1781 he was recruited to serve until the end of the war in Captain
Jelles Fonda's Company by Lieutenant Josiah Richardson and in the April of 1782
they were marched up the Mohawk River and placed in the company of Captain Jonathan
Piercy of Lieutenant Colonel Willett's Regiment. Perry states that while in
the Mohawk Valley they were reviewed by General Lord William Alexander Sterling.
During the summer of 1782 he was engaged in building a barracks and a blockhouse
at Canajoharie. In February of 1783 he states they were marched from Canajoharie
to Duanesburgh, Currysbush, and adjacent areas and joined with twenty to thirty
wagon teams which then proceeded on to Fort Herkimer where they were joined
by a Rhode Island Regiment consisting mostly of Blacks; after three to four
days this force marched for Fort Oswego by way of Fort Stanwix. From Fort Oswego
he returned to Fort Herkimer; during the expedition his feet were frozen en
route and he states has yet to recover from the injuries this caused. After
remaining about three weeks at Fort Herkimer he transferred to the hospital
at Fort Plain and remained there until about June of 1783. In the fall of 1783
he marched to Schenectady and was there discharged on January 6, 1784. Perry
states he remembers seeing General George Washington at Fort Herkimer. He states
that others of his company discharged on January 6th, 1784 were: Sergeant Hamilton;
Sergeant Lewis; Sergeant Hollister; Sergeant DeForrest; Corporal Hopkins; Corporal
DeJoly; Corporal Debert; Private Rufus Shepard; Private David Campbell; Private
James Campbell; Private Archibald Campbell; Private Asa Corkings; Private John
Lansing; Private Evert Lansing; Private Elijah Griswold; and Private Josiah
Burnam. His file contains depositions by Mathew Calkins and Rufus Shepard. A
letter written by Archibald Campbell on October 6th, 1834 states Mark Greaves,
Levi Smith, Ichabod Tubbs, Horace Shepherd, George Houseman, David Doolittle,
George Ingles, Peter Welsh, David Perry, Eliphalet Kellogg, Jesse Purdy, James
Degolier, Gotlep Peters, Christian Fulmer, Elnathan Rogers, Oliver Deake,
Mason Deake, Samuel Ashman, Robert Ayers, Asa Hamlin, Abraham Knap, Daniel
Bodwell, Levi Stoughton, Pliny Moor, and James Dean received a patent of 11,600
acres Clinton County, New York as a bounty for their services to the State of
Oliver Dake Family
He died on Aug. 20, 1808 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y.
Lewis was born to Oliver Dake and Hannah Lewis.
AFDB. Hiram Dake
Hiram was born to Oliver Dake and Hannah Lewis. He married Charlotte Jeremiah
on Jan. 2, 1826 at Saratoga, N.Y.
AFDC. Lawrence Dake
Lawrence was born to Oliver Dake and Hannah Lewis.
Bartlett Dake Family
AFE. BARTLETT DAKE
Son of Edward Deake and Mary Adams (Gould) was born in 1763 at Charlestown,
R.I. He was listed in the New York census of 1800 as living in Ballston, Saratoga
Co., N.Y. He sold land to his cousin Charles Deake in Saratoga Co., N.Y. in
1804. For 16 years he lived in Cambridge, Washington Co., N.Y. In the 1830,
1840 and 1850 census he was living in Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. He also lived
in Penfield, Monroe Co.; and Montgomery Co., N.Y. He was a Baptist minister.
He married a Polly (last name unknown-she was born in R.I.) He served in the
Revolutionary War. In 1855 he was listed as living with his daughter Abigail
Dake Leach in Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y.
AFEA. Amy Dake
Amy was born on Jan.2, 1802 to parents Bartlett and Polly Dake in Monroe Co.,
N.Y. She married Corkins H. Hayes on March 29, 1821 in Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y.
(Corkins was the son of Benajah Hayes; born in Connecticut in 1792. He died in
Torch Ohio in 1885) They were the parents of Bartlett, Amy, Mary, Oliver, Benjamin,
Alma, Philetta, Betsey, Annetta, and Lucinda Hayes. Amy Dake died in Ohio in May
AFEB. Merrit B. Dake
Merrit was born on March 7, 1808 at Penfield, Monroe, N.Y. to parents Bartlett and
Polly Dake. In the Spring of 1818 he moved to Almond, Allegany, NY. He was married to Betsey Anne
(Rathbone) Spencer in Scipic, N.Y. on July 11,
1827. (She was born on June 11, 1811) He was listed in the 1830 and 1840 census
of New York as living in Almond, N.Y. He lived in Almond until April 1,
1874 when he sold his farm to J.E. Watkins (father of Dr. and F.M. D. Watkins)
and moved to Byersville, in West Sparta and made his home with Dr. Watkins until
his death. Merrit died on July 31, 1891 in West Sparta,
Allegany Co., N.Y. at the age of 83.
Merritt Dake Family
AFEBA. Mary A. Dake
Mary was born in 1830 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B. Dake
and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEBB. Olive M. Dake
Olive was born on April 18, 1832 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit
B. Dake and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEBC. Betsey A. Dake
Betsey was born in 1835 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B. Dake
and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEBD. Benjamin Merrit Dake.
Benjamin was born about June 1837 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit
B. Dake and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake. He married Philenda Mnu (she was born Sept.
1841 in New York and died in 1900 at Almond, Allegany Co., NY). In 1891, he
lived in Burns, Allegany, NY. He died in 1900
at Burns, Allegany, NY.
of Benjamin Merrit Dake
Estell was born May 1865 in New York to parents Benjamin Merrit Dake and Philenda
(Mnu) Dake. In 1910 she lived in Homellsville, Steuben Co., NY. She died about
1930 at Burns, Allegany Co., NY.
AFEBDB. Albert Dake
Albert was born Febuary 1867 in New York to parents Benjamin Merrit Dake and
Philenda (Mnu) Dake. In 1900, he was living in Almond, Allegany Co., NY and
this is where he died.
AFEBDC. Sherman Dake
Sherman was born October 1871 in New York to parents Benjamin Merrit Dake and
Philenda (Mnu) Dake. In 1910, he was living in Homellsville, Steuben Co., NY.
He died about 1900 at Almond, Allegany Co., NY.
AFEBDD. Clayton A.
Clayton was born September 1877 in New York to parents Benjamin Merrit Dake
and Philenda (Mnu) Dake. He married Hattie (maiden name unknown). In 1880, he
was living in Burns, Allegany Co., NY and he died there.
AFEBDE. Daisy A.
Daisy was born October 1884 at Almond, Allegany Co., New York to parents Benjamin
Merrit Dake and Philenda (Mnu) Dake. She married Warren M. Wentworth in 1919
in New York. In 1920, they were living in Burns, Allegany Co., NY.
AFEBE. Charles S. Dake
Charles was born in 1839 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B.
Dake and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake. In 1891, he was living in Buffalo, NY.
AFEBF. Lucy Dake
Lucy was born in 1841 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B. Dake
and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEBG. Allen Monroe Dake
Allen was born in 1843 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B. Dake
and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake. In 1891, he was living in Alliance,
Nebraska. He married Mary Anna Deuel (born 1867 and died 1907). He
married a second time in 1888 to Mary A Mnu (born April 1870 in Michigan).
He died some time between 1901 and 1957.
Allen Monroe Dake Family
AFEBGA. Arthur R. Dake
Arthur was born to parents Allen Monroe Dake and Mary A (Mnu) Dake in Michigan.
AFEBGB. Charles Allen Dake
Charles was born on april 29, 1889 at Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska to parents
Allen Monroe Dake and Mary A
(Mnu) Dake. He married Lillian (maiden name unknown). He died in
August 1969 in Lincoln, Lascaster, Nebraska.
AFEBGC. Mary F. Dake
Mary was born August 10, 1891 in Nebraska to
parents Allen Monroe Dake
and Mary A (Mnu) Dake. She married Find Skpence. She died on
December 1, 1983 in Santa Clara, California.
AFEBGD. Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth was born in April 1898 in Nebraska to
parents Allen Monroe Dake
and Mary A (Mnu) Dake.
AFEBGE. Mary Fredonia Dake
Mary was born in 1891 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska. She married Walter
Ross Ashby July 25, 1906 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska. (Walter was born
July 25, 1880 in Clarke, Iowa, he died on July 25, 1906). They had
children: Clifford Dow (1909-1997), Robert Paul (1918-
), Orville Ross (1923-1923).
AFEBH. Fredonia Dake
Fredonia was born in 1847 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merrit B.
Dake and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEBI. Warfield Dake
Warfield was born in 1849 at Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. to parents Merri B.
Daket and Betsey (Rathbone) Dake.
AFEC. Abigail Dake
Abigail was born about 1797 to parents Bartlett Dake in Saratoga Co., N.Y. She
married a Harvey Leach and they lived and farmed in Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y.
They had children: Harvey Jr., Abigail. Her father Bartlett was living with
them in Almond, Allegany Co., N.Y. in the 1855 New York Census.
Augustus Dake Family
AFF. LUKE DAKE
Luke was born in 1766 to Edward Deake and Mary Adams (Gould). He was a medical
doctor in 1804. He married first to Lucy (Last name unknown) and a second time
to Patience (Last name unknown). In 1804, he was the first physician in Penfield,
N.Y. He died in 1810 at Penfield, N.Y. and was the first person buried in the
Penfield Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY.
AFG. MARY DAKE
Mary was born to Edward Deake.
AFH. AUGUSTUS DAKE
Augustus was born on Mar. 27, 1769 at Charlestown, R.I.to parents Edward Deake
and Mary Adams (Gould). In 1790 he married Eunice Hamilton in Ballston, Saratoga
Co., N.Y. ( She was born on Aug. 14, 1771 and died on April 10, 1845 in Otto,
Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.) He was listed in the 1800 census of New York as living
in Ballston, Saratoga Co., N.Y. In 1804 he was listed as a doctor. On April
15, 1808, he was appointed overseer of Highways. In the 1810 census of Ontario
County, N.Y. he was listed as living in Boyletown, Ontario Co., NY. He then
lived in St. Lawrence Co., NY before moving to Penfield, Monroe Co., N.Y. in
1830. They had thirteen children. They moved to Otto Twp., Cattaraugus Co.,
N.Y. about 1832. (During his life he may have also lived in the following places
with his brothers: Cambridge, Washington Co.; Montgomery Co., N.Y. and Almond,
Allegany Co., N.Y.) He died on Dec. 18, 1835 in Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
and was buried in the Barber's Cemetery, Dake's Corners, Otto, N.Y.
AFHA. Luke Dake
Luke was born July 28, 1799 in Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Augustus and Eunice
Hamilton Dake. He married Alta Bowen. He later married Mable (last name unknown
- She was born in 1800 and died on July 13, 1866. She was previously married to
Prentiss Collins.). He lived in Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. in 1840. About 1841,
he moved to Dayton, NY. In the 1855 census, for New York, the Town of Dayton,
states that Luke Dake, age 54 was born in Saratoga Co., NY and lived in Dayton
for 14 years. The highway records from 1852 to Feb. 27, 1869, Luke appears as
on of the Highway Commissioners in one year. The law at that time provided that
each resident in a given district should work a certain number of days removing
weeds, grass, and stones in order to make the roads passable. Luke died on Jan.
9, 1865 at Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. On Feb. 2, 1865, his daughters and widow
sold their share of Luke's land to his son Louis Byron Dake.
Luke Dake Family
AFHAA. Louis Byron Dake
Louis was born Jan. 24, 1837 to parents Luke Dake and Alta Bowen Dake
in Cattaraugus Co., NY. He was also known as Lewis Byron Dake. He married Huldah
Maria Henry on Jan. 01, 1807 at Collins Center, Erie Co., NY. (she was born on
July 3, 1848 at Napoli, Cattaraugus Co., NY and died Apr. 28, 1928 at Blackduck,
Beltrami Co., MN). They were married by her father, Rev. John Newton Henry (mother
was Diana Merchant). Her father was a Methodist Minister and had served in the
49th New York Vol. Infantry during the Civil War as a Hospital Steward. He was
now both a doctor and minister. They lived for several years in Dayton, NY. After
Louis and Huldah (called Minnie) were married they moved to Pleansantville, Venango
Co., PA where Louis was involved with the big Oil industry that had sprung up
in the area. Huldah's brother Charles related in a written account, "he learned
to run the oil pumps and earned some money until his father (John Henry) advised
him to return to his home in New York and prepare for the family journey to their
new home in Minnesota." He sold 156 acres in Lot 13, Town 5, Rage 9 on March
25, 1869 to Michael McFarlane. They had a son Frederick on Dec. 27, 1870; later
a daughter Lula and a son Albert. After about ten years of marriage something
went wrong between Louis and Minnie. Minnie ran away but returned a short time
later and hired a man to kidnap the children (Frederick, Lula and Albert) while
they were at recess from school. She immediately got on a train and headed for
Minnesota. Her father John Newton Henry had left New York for Minnesota where
he was a doctor and minister in Champlin, Hennepin Co., MN. She made her home
with her parents while she tried to get things back to order. It was shortly after
she arrived that she added "Van" to Dake, making the surname Van Dake. It was
either to make the name more fancy or maybe to hide from her husband. (There was
a Luke Dake however in Penfield, NY who had made the same surname change earlier).
It may have been for money reasons that Minnie left Louis. Louis had been brought
into court, for reasons not listed, but was placed in jail anyway before the trial
and the persons who had him arrested never appeared to testify. He was fined for
jail and court expenses, but did not have any money to pay so he was released.
(Huldah was later married to a Mr. Webber or Weaver and a third marriage to Henry
Warren Sr. and lived for a time in Grafton, North Dakota). In the 1880 census
for Venango County he was listed as having assets as one mare and household items
worth $40.00 After his fathers death he cared for his stepmother Mable. He died
about 1910 in Jamestown, NY in the County Poor House
JAMESTOWN EVENING JOURNAL
Jamestown, New York
Wednesday, March 16, 1910
DIED OF SHOCK AND SURPRISE
Return of Long-Lost Son Causes Death of Inmate of County Home
Gerry, March 16 - The shock and surprise attendant upon the return of
a long-lost son caused the death of a Mr. Dake, at the county home at Dewittville
Saturday, March 12. Mr. Dake formerly lived on Williams Hill, near here, but was
taken by Poomaster Kilborn to Dewittville last autumn. A son from whom Mr. Dake
had not heard in twenty years came Friday and found the father, as stated. The
aged and feeble parent survived only about 24 hours.
Louis Byron Dake Family
AFHAAA. Frederick Evelon Van Dake
Frederick was born Dec. 27, 1870 to parents Louis Byron Dake and Huldah
Maria Henry at Pleasantville, Venango Co., PA. His surname was changed by his
mother to Van Dake. He married Jessie Maud Cook on Aug. 21, 1895 in Champlin,
Hennepin Co., MN. (She was born Aug 31, 1872 in Grand Rapids, MI). Frederick was
married a second time to Margaret Burns about 1917. He married a third time to
Emma Anna Zopfi on Nov. 25, 1925 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. (she was the
daughter of Balthasar Zopfi and Regula Blesi, born Nov. 19, 1886 in Maple Grove
Township, Hennepin Co., MN and died Dec. 4, 1965 in Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN).
Frederick died Aug 11, 1952 at Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN.
The following are notes by Byron Van Dake on his parents:
Fred was a very hard worker and always had some kind of ajob even during the
period of the great depression. Some of his earliest jobs were out near the towns
of Lemmon, S.D. and Hettinger, N.D.. He told me of his experiences working for
ranchers in that area. One bad experience he had was while driving a span of horses,
pulling a hay wagon, during a very severe snowstorm he froze his feet. As a result
of this it was necessary to have his toes amputated. Forever after everyone would
comment on my father's small shoe size, not realizing that he did not have any
toes. During the first part of the depression my father worked at the Lincoln
flourmill in Anoka. It seems like he must have made a fairly good living, because
we even had a model "T" Ford. Later as his eyesight began to fail and the mill
in Anoka closed, everything became a little tougher. That, I believe, is when
my folks decided to turn our home into a boarding house. For some time we had
several men who lived with us and paid for room and board. One of the men who
lived with us for a short time was "William Edwin Joslyn", my future wife's Grandfather.
My father's eyesight continued to fail until he was totally blind. He use to tell
me all he could really see was the difference between night and day. My father
died on August 11, 1952, the same day our daughter Cynthia Kay was born. As I
was waiting in the hospital waiting room for our daughter's birth, a nurse came
into the room and said, " You are the father of a beautiful baby girl." The next
nurse into the room told me that my sister Marie had just called and said that
my father had just passed away.
Notes for EMMA ANNA ZOPFI:
Emma Anna Zopfi Was born in Osseo, Hennepin County, Minnesota and lived there
her entire life. She was as honest as A. Lincoln. If someone gave her too much
money for an item she would walk miles to return it. If the opposite were true,
if someone under paid her for something, she would also walk many miles to get
the money owed to her. Emma was a hard working person, after my father's eye sight
began to fail, she not only took care of the chores around the house, she had
many jobs outside the home. She set up some sort of house cleaning business where
she would clean homes, scrub floors in bars, and in several other business concerns
around Osseo. I can remember many years after my mother had died and we went in
to buy a new Ford car. The owner, a Mr Larson said, that he would give us a really
special buy because of my mother and his memories of her, and her good work. He
told us how she worked so hard keeping his home and his garage in Osseo so clean
that all his family, friends, and customers of his business commented on how nice
his home and his place of business was always so clean. We drove this Ford car
for many miles and finally gave it to our daughter Cindy who was working in the
Grand Canyon at the time. A few years later as she was driving home to Minnesota
through South Dakota, this very same car had engine trouble and had to be left
in South Dakota for junk. My Son Bruce went to South Dakota and drove Cindy back
Emma, in her younger days, worked as Telephone Operator in Osseo. After her marriage
to William Gosslin she had three daughters. At that time they lived in North Minneapolis
where William operated a Hardware Store on West Broadway. As the story was told
to me (Byron Van Dake) William died young, of a cerebral hemorrhage, while at
work in the hardware store. It then fell upon Emma to try and raise the three
girl's single-handed. During some periods after William's death and before Emma's
marriage to Fred Van Dake the young girls would spend time with their aunts and
uncles (Zopfi's and Blesi's) that lived on farms outside of Osseo. Mer the union
with Fred Van Dake, the couple lived in a large home in Osseo, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
This home was given to Fred and Emma by quit claim deeds from Emma's brothers
and sisters in exchange for Fred and Emma taking care of Emma's mother, Regula
(Blesi) Zopfi who was very elderly and was becoming senile.
After Fred died on August 12, 1952, Emma lived in the original home in Osseo until
she purchased the home of her deceased sister Maria (Mary) Zopfi Ruegg. Her husband
Mathias Ruegg had died in 1934 and Mary died some time later. Emma then bought
this home from her Niece Ernestine who was working and living in San Francisco,
California at the time. Emma lived alone in this home until death in 1965. As
a settlement of the estate my half sister Kathleen and her husband, Wallace Beltrand
took over the property. They took the house down, and then sold the property to
the Catholic Church. The local Catholic Church then built a playground there to
be used in association with their secondary school across the street.
Frederick Evelon Van
AFHAAAA. Byron Frederick Van Dake
Byron was born on Nov. 3, 1926 in Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN to parents
Frederick Dake (Van Dake) and Emma Anna (Zopfi) Dake. He was in the U.S. Navy
from 1942 to 1947. Went to school from 1947 to 1949. He married Dorothy June Hopper
on Feb. 20, 1948 in Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN. (she was the daughter of Clarence
Hopper and Gladys Joslyn born on Oct. 31, 1930 in Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN). In
1949, he received his first Amateur Radio license. He went to work for Northwest
Airlines as a flight radio operator in 1950. After working not quite a year as
a flight radio operator, NWA did away with the position and he became a ground
operator for the airline. He worked for NWA until 1956 when he went to work as
an Air Traffic Controller in Detroit, MI. Worked for the FAA at many different
locations until 1985 when he retired. In 1985, he went to work for the Metropolitian
Airports Commission at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, in the Operations Department.
He finally retired in 1997. He spends full time to Amateur Radio (call sign NØSHE),
Genealogy and running marathons. In 2001, he is living in Maple Grove, MN.
Byron Fredrick Van
AFHAAAAA. Bruce Fredrick Van Dake
Bruce was born to parents Byron F. Van Dake and Dorothy June (Hopper) Dake on
Sept 30, 1949 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. He married Sherry (last name unknown)
about 1971 in Edina, MN. He married a second time to Laurie Lee McKenzie about
1978 at Duluth, MN. He married a third time to Marilyn Irene Stumph on April 6,
1989 at Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN
Bruce Fredrick Van
AFHAAAAAA. Jennifer Lee Van Dake
Jennifer was born on Oct. 12, 1979 to parents Bruce F. Van Dake and Laurie McKenzie
AFHAAAAB. Bonnie Lee Van Dake
Bonnie was born to parents Byron F. Van Dake and Dorothy June (Hopper) Dake on
July 10, 1951 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She married Thomas Lovelace about
1971 at Robbinsdale, Hennepin Co., MN.
AFHAAAAC. Cynthia Kay Van Dake
Cynthia was born to parents Byron F. Van Dake and Dorothy June (Hopper) Dake on
Aug. 11, 1952 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
AFHAAAAD. Michelle Ann Van Dake
Michelle was born to parents Byron F. Van Dake and Dorothy June (Hopper) Dake
on March 25, 1957 at Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., MI.
AFHAAB. Lillian Maude Van Dake
Lillian (Lula) was born Sept. 30, 1873 to parents Louis Byron Dake and
Huldah Maria Henry at Pleasantville, Venango Co., PA. She married Peter Tunnison
Ten-Eyck on June 18, 1896 at Champlin, Hennepin Co., MN. (he was the son of Peter
Ten-Eyck and M.M.N. Tunnison and was born on Aug. 12, 1860 in Somerville, Somerset
Co., NJ. He died June 12, 1925 in Blackduck, Beltrami Co., MN, after a fall from
a hay wagon, hitting his head on a stump). Lillian later married Henry Haley on
Sept. 20, 1929 in Bemidji, Beltrami Co., MN. (he was born on March 17, 1865 at
Kilkenny, Le Sueur Co., MN). Lillian died April 5, 1957 at Longview, Cowlitz Co.,
AFHAAC. Albert Arthur Van Dake
Albert (may have been Arthur Albert) was born on Sept. 27, 1877 at Pleasantville,
Venango Co., PA to parents Louis Byron Dake and Huldah Maria Henry. He married
Catherine Marie Hamm (she was born Sept. 27, 1877 at Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN)
He died April 25, 1921 at Dayton Township, Hennepin Co., MN. While his death certificate
indicates he died of apoplexy (stroke), he was killed by a rampaging bull before
his 44th birthday. He lived for about one week after the attack and then died
of internal injuries.
Albert Arthur Van
AFHAACA. Louis Clifford Van Dake
Louis was born on Dec. 17, 1905 to parents Albert Arthur Van Dake at Champlin,
Hennepin Co., MN. He married Daisy Amanda Holcomb on Feb. 3, 1931 at Wisconsin
Rapids, Portage Co., WI. (she was born April 9, 1910 in Wood, Wood Co., WI). After
his fathers death, he took care of his mother for many years, until she remarried.
He died May 21, 1989 in Medford, Taylor Co., WI.
Louis Clifford Van
AFHAACAA. Darla Lou Van Dake
Darla was born on Oct. 23, 1936 to parents Louis Clifford Van Dake and Dasy Amanda
Holcomb Dake at Wisconsin Rapids, Portage Co., WI. She married Thomas Ernest St.
Martin on Sept. 6, 1958. (he was born Dec. 19, 1934 at Herman, Grant Co., MN).
They had children: Catherine Renee, Michelle Louise and John Thomas Elliot St.
AFHAACAB. Donno Louis Van Dake
Donno was born on July 21, 1938 to parents Louis Clifford Van Dake and Dasy Amanda
Holcomb Dake at Wisconsin Rapids, Portage Co., WI. He married LoAnn Nelseen Honsey
on June 14, 1960. (she was born May 14, 1940 at Austin, MN).
Donno Louis Van Dake
AFHAACABA. Donno Van Dake
Donno was born on Nov. 21, 1960 to parents Donno L. Van Dake and LoAnn Nelseen
(Honsey) Dake. He married Cindy Hugger.
Donno Van Dake (II)
AFHAACABAA. Angela Marie Van Dake
Angela was born on Dec. 20, 1996 to parents Donno Van Dake and Cindy (Hugger)
AFHAACABB. Dena M. Van Dake
Dena was born on Sept. 4, 1962 to parents Donno L. Van Dake and LoAnn Nelseen
AFHAACABC. Darah Van Dake
Darah was born on Feb. 23, 1964 to parents Donno L. Van Dake and LoAnn Nelseen
AFHAB. Alta Dake
Alta was born about 1841 to parents Luke Dake and Alta Bowen. She married Henry
Locke. They had children: Melvin, Ernest and Clair Locke.
AFHAC. Angeline Dake
Angeline was born about 1840 to parents Luke Dake and Alta Bowen. She married
Lonnie Allen. They had children: Lonnie Jr. and Fred Allen.
AFHAD. (Son) Dake
A son was born to parents Luke Dake and Alta Bowen who died at a young age.
AFHB. Erastus Dake
Erastus was born on Sept. 8, 1801 in Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Augustus and
Eunice Hamilton Dake. In 1840 he lived in Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. He married
Harriet L. Barber. (She was born on Aug. 3, 1818) He later married Mary (last
name unknown who was born Oct. 1, 1807 and died Nov. 16, 1852) He married a third
time to Abigail (last name unknown; who was born Aug. 27, 1809 and died April
15, 1854) Erastus died on June 18, 1886 at Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
AFHC. Mary Dake
Mary was born on Oct. 1, 1807 at Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Augustus and Eunice
Hamilton Dake. She died on Nov. 10, 1852 at Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
AFHE. Oliver Dake
Oliver was born on Dec. 27, 1813 in Penfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Augustus
and Eunice Hamilton Dake. In 1832 he moved with his father to Otto, N.Y. He married
Olive Parkinson on March 8, 1840 at Otto, N.Y. (She was born Feb. 3, 1815 and
died on Mar. 23, 1862). He married a second time to Adeline Merick on Nov. 30,
1862. (Adeline was born in 1823 and died in 1910). He had two sons and one daughter
by his first marriage. He served as Justice of the Peace of Otto, N.Y. He died
on March 23, 1901 in Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.
Oliver Dake Family
AFHEA. Adaline M. Dake
Adaline was born in 1843 to parents Oliver and Olive Parkinson Dake. Her name
was also listed as Caroline.
AFHEB. Elisha Dake
Elisha was born in 1841 to parents Oliver and Olive Parkinson Dake. He married
Elisha Dake Family
AFHEBA. Josephine Dake
Josephine was born to Elisha Dake and Theresa Walters 1874 in Iowa. She
married a Mr. Murdock. In 1900 they lived in Omega Twp., O'Brien Co., IA.
AFHEBB. Olive Dake
Oliver was born to Elisha Dake and Theresa Walters in 1872.
AFHEBC. Chauncey W. Dake
Chauncey was born on December 9, 1878 in New York to Elisha Dake and Theresa
Walters. He married Alice I. Blake. (She was born on April 14, 1883 in New
York and died on Nov. 22, 1963 in San Diego, CA). He signed up for the draft
in WWI at Erie, New York, but do not know if he served. At the time he
listed his closest relative as S. Dake. Chauncey died on Jan. 7,
1955 in San Diego, CA.
Chauncey W. Dake Family
AFHEBCA. Chauncey Judson Dake
Chauncey was born on June 4, 1910 in New York to Chauncey W. Dake and
Alice I. (Blake) Dake. He married Marjorie Lucille Dobie on Oct. 29, 1938 in San
Diego, CA. ( She was born on May 12, 1915 in Colorado and died April 16, 1992
in San Diego CA). He died on Dec. 17, 1988 in San Diego, CA.
Chauncey J. Dake Family
AFHEBCAA. Don Allen Dake
DON ALLEN DAKE
Don was born on Nov. 21,
1942 in San Diego, CA to Chauncey J. Dake and Marjorie L. (Dobie) Dake. He married
Carolyn Sue Saffell in 1969 in San Deigo, CA and married a second time to Susan
Kathleen Kyne on March 18, 1989 at San Diego, CA.
Allen Dake Family
Don Edwin Dake
Don was born in San Diego,
CA on March 29, 1970 to parents Don Allen Dake and Carolyn Sue (Saffell) Dake.
David Alen Dake
David was born in
San Diego, CA on November 9, 1971 to parents Don Allen Dake and Carolyn Sue
AFHEBCAB. Dale E. Dake
Dale E. Dake
Dale was born on July 28,
1939 in Seattle, Kings County, Washington to parents Chauncey J. Dake and Marjorie
L. (Dobie) Dake. He married Sharon Stover in Kansas City, KS and married a second
time to Deanna Winslow in San Diego, CA. He served in the US Army from 1956 until
1975. He started his service in boot camp at Ft. Knox, KY in 1956 and obtained
the rank of SSGT before attending Officers Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA
in 1966. Serving in Viet Nam in 1968 – 1970, he received a Purple Heart, Bronze
Star and Air Metal during his service. He obtained the rank of Major in the Military
Police Corps. He died on Dec. 5, 1993 in San Diego, CA. He was buried at Ft. Rosecrans
National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.
MAJOR DALE DAKE
VIET NAM 1968-1970
AFHEBCB. Wilber E. Dake
Wilber was born on Oct. 10, 1911 to Chauncey W. Dake and Alice I (Blake)
AFHEBCC. Dorthy M. Dake
Dorthy was born to parents Chauncey W. Dake and Alice I. (Blake) Dake.
AFHEBD. Oliver Dake
Oliver was born to Elisha Dake and Theresa Walters in 1876.
Oliver Dake Family
AFHEBDA. Neil Oliver Dake
Neil was born to Oliver Dake in 1901 at Springville, NY. He married Doris Becker.
He died in 1965.
Neil Oliver Dake Family
AFHEBDAA. Gregory Dake
Gregory was born to Neil Oliver Dake.
Gregory Dake Family
AFHEBDAAA. Gregory Dake II
Gregory was born to Gregory Dake I.
AFHEBE. Jenny Dake
Jenny was born to Elisha Dake and Theresa Walters in 1882.
AFHEC. Theodore Dake
Theodore was born in 1847 to parents Oliver and Olive Parkinson Dake. He married
a Delora E. (last name unknown; she was born in 1852 and died in 1933) He died
in 1924 in Otto, N.Y.
Theodore Dake Family
AFHECA. Agnes B. Dake
Agnes was born in 1880 to parents Theodore and Delora Dake. She died in
AFHECB. Denton A. Dake
Denton was born in 1879 to parents Theodore and Delora Dake. He died in
AFHF. Edmond Dake
Edmond was born August 5, 1793 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
He later married Amanda Taylor of Penfield, N.Y. He was a shoemaker by trade.
He died Oct. 12, 1877 at Otto, Chattaraugus Co., NY.
AFHG. Edward Dake
Edward was born April 23, 1796 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
He later married Charity Van Wormer. He later moved to Salem, Mich. shortly after
the War of 1812.
Edward Dake Family
AFHGA. Luke Dake
Luke was born Jan. 15, 1832 in the Township of Brighton, Monroe Co.,
N.Y. His parents were Edward Dake and Charity Van Wormer. In his seventh year
he come with his parents to Michigan an settled on a farm in Salem where he
lived until his marriage with Miss A. Sophia Martin, May 25, 1865. He then moved
to a farm nearby. He resided here until the death of his wife and infant sone
Dec. 5, 1866 when he returned to the old home. He was married Oct. 2, 1878,
to Miss Eva G. Deake and they resided until Aug. 9, 1883, when they removed
to South Lyon. Early in life he united with the Free Baptist Church and was
ever after an earnest devout Christian always maintaining a helpful Christian
atomosphere in his home. Death came to him suddenly March 16, 1910. The funeral
service was held at the residence Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Sayles
of Wixom, and Rev. Sherman and Rev. Sehofield of South Lyon.
AFHH. Elisha R. Dake
Elisha was born September 2, 1797 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice
Hamilton in Balston Spa, Saratoga Co., N.Y. He later married Olive Brooks (Born
about 1802 to parents Thomas Brooks and Esther (Beers) Brooks. She died July
18, 1876 in Perinton, Monroe Co., NY). In 1830, he lived in Perinton, Monroe
Co., N.Y. In the 1940 Perinton, Monroe Co., NY Census he was listed as Elisha
Van Dake. He married a second time, after Olive's death, to Betsey (maiden name
unknown - She was born about 1808 and died on April 06, 1885 at Penfield, Monroe
Co, N.Y.). Elisha died July 18, 1876 in Perinton, Monroe Co., NY and buried
at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. His second wife Betsey died and
was also buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY.
R. Dake Family
AFHHA. Oren Dake
Oren was born about 1825 to parents Elisha R. Dake and Olive (Brooks) Dake at
Perinton, Monroe Co., NY. (There were two Orrin Dake's listed in the 1850
Census in Monroe Co., NY. The following family assumes that they are one in
the same and he was listed twice, once with his parents and once living on his
own with his wife. This happened quite often in the early census). He married
Eliza Ann Merritt (She was born about 1823 in New York to parents Stacy Merritt
and Elizabeth Merritt. She had a sister Mary J. Merritt. She died in Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY and was buried on January 27, 1886 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
NY). His occupation was listed as a Wagon maker. He died on March 25, 1860 in
Penfield, Monroe Co., NY and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe
AFHHAA. Eugene Dake
Eugene was born about September 1849 to parents Oren Dake and Eliza Ann (Merritt)
Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. He died as a young child in April 1852 and
was buried April 23, 1852 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY.
AFHHAB. Mary E. Dake
Mary (also known as Libbie) was born in March 1853 to parents Oren Dake and
Eliza Ann (Merritt) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. She married William S.
Brizee about 1870 (He was born November 1854). He was listed as a farmer. They
lived in 1880 at Hamilton Station, Livingston Co., NY with daughter and in 1910
at Macedon, Wayne Co., NY. They had children: Orrin A., Perry M., Sarah E.,
Jennie S., Cora and William Howarn Brizee. The date and place of her death is
AFHHAC. Merritt B.
B. was born on November 30, 1856 to parents Orenn Dake and Eliza Ann (Merritt)
Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. He married Reaka Caroline Schroeder about
1879 (She was listed as being Prussian and born about October 31,1862. She died
in Penfield, NY and was buried November 4, 1937 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY). It appears Merrit lived his entire life in the Penfield area
and in the 1880 census was listed as a laborer. He died on October 10, 1915
in Penfield, NY and was buried on October 12, 1915 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY.
B. Dake and Reaka Caroline Schroeder Dake with 4 of their children, Alice,
George, Florence and a baby either Edith Dora or Della May. Circa 1892-1894
B. Dake Family
Alice was born March 6, 1881
to Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline Schroeder Dake at Penfield, Monroe County,
NY. She married John C. Krueger. John was born about 1875. Alice died June 1,
1954 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County New York. Alice
and John had 7 children, Clarence Merritt Krueger, born January 16, 1899. Clarence
married Elizabeth. Raymond C. Krueger, born About 1901. He died in 1930 and
is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield, Monroe County, NY. Floyd C. Krueger,
born about 1902. James W. Krueger, born May 28, 1903. James married Mary Rogers.
She was born about 1903 and died November 18, 1961. They had 2 children, Nancy
Ann Krueger and James W. Krueger, Jr.. Carlton G. Krueger, born October 10,
1907. Carlton died August 16, 1955 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield,
Monroe County, NY. Alice Della Krueger was born December 23, 1908. She married
Edward Goodman. They had one daughter that married Herbert O. Webster. Alice
died September 14, 1974. Lester Krueger was born in 1915 and died in 1988.
AFHHACB. George (Oren)
Oren Dake was born Nov. 14, 1883 to parents Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline
(Schroeder) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. George later changed his middle
name to Fred so that his initials would not spell GOD. He married Bertha Margaret
Winney on August 14, 1917. (She was born Oct. 9, 1894 in Webster, NY and died
on July 13, 1981 in Penfield, NY and was buried July 15, 1981 at Oakwood Cemetery,
Penfield, Monroe Co., NY). George appears to have lived his entire life in the
Penfield, NY area and in 1920 was listed as a Foreman for Bown Brothers. George
died on Feb. 22, 1978 in Penfield, NY and was buried on March 08, 1978 at Oakwood
Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY.
Fred Dake Family
Robert was born on April 24, 1922 to parents George F. Dake and Bertha Margaret
(Winney) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. Robert served in World War II in
the US Army Air Force. He completed Flight School at Enid, OK Army Flight School
and was commissioned a 1st LT US Army Air Forces. He was stationed in 1945 at
Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL. Robert married Phyllis Olivia Brown in 1944.
(She was born May 14, 1924 in Monroe County, NY. She died December 25, 2008
and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe Co., NY). He owned and operated
R.W. Dake & Co., Inc., a commericial interiors construction company in East
Rochester, NY from 1960 until 1996. Robert
died on June 10, 2004 and was buried on June 14, 2004 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY.
Winney Dake Family
AFHHACBAA. Gary Alan
Gary was born June 20, 1945 in Montgomery, AL to parents Robert W. Dake and
Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake, while his father was stationed at Maxwell Field,
Montgomery, AL. . He married Donna Lynn Long in 1973. She died Feb. 12, 2007
and is buried in White Haven Cemetery, Pittsford, Monroe County, NY. They did
not have any children.
Kathleen was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake
March 17, 1947 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Roy S. Teasley in
1970. Roy was born Sept. 1948. They had one daughter, Sarah Olivia Teasley.
Kathleen died December 24, 2004 in E. Stroudsburg, PA. She is buried in Delaware
Water Gap, PA.
AFHHACBAC. Marjorie Jeanne Dake
Marjorie was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake
March 25, 1950 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Gerry Alan Loucks
in 1971. Gerry was born Sept. 17, 1950. They had three daughters, Nancy Jeanne
Loucks, Karen Elizabeth Loucks and Amy Lynne Loucks. Marjorie and Gerry's home
is in East Jewett, New York.
AFHHACBAD. Denise Anne Dake
Denise was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake March
16, 1952 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Edward Mark Robertson
in 1971. Edward was born August 11, 1952. They had two children, Andrew George
Robertson and Emily Mary Robertson. Denise and Edward live in Redwood, NY and
AFHHACBAE. Susan Elaine Dake
Susan was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake, August
4, 1955 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Clarence VanStaalduinen
in April, 1975. Clarence was born March 14, 1953. They had 5 children, Jeremy
VanStaalduinen, Katie Jo VanStaalduinen, Kathryn Joy VanStaalduinen, Erica Lynn
VanStaalduinen and Heidi Jo VanStaalduinen.
AFHHACBAF. Robin Selena Dake
Robin was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake, July
13, 1957 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Douglas Irwin Hatfield
in 1988. They had two children, Jeffrey Alan Hatfield and Kimberly Josephine
AFHHACBAG. Lorene Kay Dake
Lorene was born to parents Robert W. Dake and Phyllis Olivia (Brown) Dake, September
27, 1959 in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She married Rene Porte in 1987. They
had two children, Christin Marion Dake Porte and Eric Robert Porte.
An infant was stillborn
on January 25, 1927 to parents George F. Dake and Bertha Margaret (Winney) Dake.
This child was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, NY.
Florence was born on June 1886 to parents Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline
(Schroeder) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. She married Elbert W. McGovern.
They had one son, Harris W. McGovern. (He was born September 9, 1908 and died
Feb. 18, 1998). (Elbert died in 1914 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY). Florence died in 1909 at
Penfield, Monroe Co., NY.
AFHHACD. Edith Dora
Edith was born in October 1902 to parents Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline
(Schroeder) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. She died either at birth or that
same year and was buried on November 15, 1892 at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield,
Monroe Co., NY.
AFHHACE. Della W.
Della was April 28, 1894 to parents Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline (Schroeder)
Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. . She married Earl Hoff. He was born May 17,
1891 and died September 6, 1970. They had one son, Glenn Allen Hoff. Glenn married
Mary and they had 2 children. A son, Glenn Allen Hoff, Jr. and a daughter Judith
Marie Hoff. Della May Dake died January 21, 1980.
AFHHACF. Muriel H.
Muriel was born in November 20, 1898 to parents Merritt B. Dake and Reaka Caroline
(Schroeder) Dake at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. She married Fred Daub. (He was
born March 24, 1886 and died January 14, 1923). They had one daughter Hazel
Pearl Daub (born May 4, 1920). In the 1920 US Census they were living in Rochester,
Monroe Co., NY and Fred was listed as a Street Car Conductor. Muriel later married
Walter Merzke. (He was born April 27, 1899 and died May 19. 1962). They had
one son, Gerald Donald Merzke (born February 6, 1931). Muriel died August 21,
1974 and she is buried at Oakwood cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, NY.
AFHHB. Eliza Dake
Born about 1831 to Elisha R. Dake and Olive (Brooks) Dake. She married Alexander
Burns, who was born about 1820 in Canada. They had three children I can find
in the census records beginning in 1850 through 1870. Benjamin Burns, born abt.
1849. Franklin Burns born abt. 1859. (Franklin was living with Elisha and his
second wife Betsey in the 1870 census of Perinton, Monroe County, NY). Olive
Burns, (birth date unknown) died Feb. 27, 1859 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery,
Penfield, Monroe County, NY. Eliza Dake Burns died November 25, 1862 and is
buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, NY.
AFHHC. Ambrose (Andrew)
Ambrose (Andrew) was born to parents Elisa R. Dake and Olive (Brooks) Dake at
Perrington, Monroe Co., NY.
Levi Deake Family
Amanda was born April 25, 1803 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
AFHJ. Polly Dake
Polly was born January 5, 1807 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
AFHK. Adelina Dake
Adelina was born Nov. 3, 1809 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
(She may have died on April 15, 1831 at Otto, Cataraugus Co., N.Y.)
AFHL. Levi Deake
Levi, son of Augustus and Eunice Hamilton Deake was born at Penfield,
N.Y. (Monroe City) on Feb. 9, 1812. Here he resided until 1832 when he moved
with his father to Otto, N.Y. (Cattaraugus City). On June 26, 1834, he married
Eunice Wilson. (She was born July 23, 1810 and died June 10, 1850. She is buried
in Thayer Cemetery, Northville, MI). A few years after his marriage (1841) he
moved to Michigan, Washtenaw Co., Salem township. There his wife died June 10,
1850. Dec. 25, 1850 he married Joanna Martin at Southfield in Oakland Co., MI
(Daughter of Nathaniel and Almenda Martin. She was born on Nov. 7 1830 in Femming,
Cayuga Co., N.Y. She died Dec. 2, 1910 and is buried in the Thayer Cemetery,
Northville, MI) To them were born nine children. Shortly after his second marriage
he moved to a farm situated upon the base line in Oakland Co., Lyon township.
Here he endured all the hardships attending the clearing and subjugating of
land in its native state. He early united with the Freewill Baptist Church and
was during his life a loyal supporter and officer of that church. He was listed
in Salem, Mich. in 1840. He died Feb. 14, 1890 honored and esteemed by all who
knew him. He was buried at Thayer Cemetery, Northville, MI.
AFHLA. Augustus Deake
Augustus, eldest child of Levi and Eunice Wilson Deake was born Oct. 30,
1835, in West Otto, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. When about five years of age he came
with his parents to Michigan, Oakland Co., Lyon Township; where he lived until
twenty six years old. Nov. 19, 1862 he married Lois Burton. In Feb. 1863 he moved
to Genesee Co., Gaines township, where he purchased a farm of 140 acres of land
in its native state. He spent many years of hard labor in subduing this land and
in process of time erected a large barn and a commodius dwelling house and completed
other improvements which made his farm one of the finest and most valuable in
At the age of fifteen he united with the Free Baptist Church of Salem, Mich.,
but on removing to Genesse Co., as that denomination was not represented there
he worshiped for a time with the Gaines M.E. Church. In 1883 he united with the
W.M. Church at Swartz Creek. During his whole life he was active in church work,
serving as Supt. of various Sunday Schools and acting in other official capacities.
In 1908 he lived in Duffield, Mich.
Augustus Deake Family
AFHLAA. Elsworth Augustus Deake
Elsworth was born to parents Augustus Deake and Lois Burton on June 26,
1865. He later lived in Duffield, Mich.
AFHLB. Polly Tereasa Deake
Polly, daughter of Levi and Eunice Wilson Deake was born May 10, 1837
in Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. A few years later her parents removed to Michigan finally
locating in Oakland Co. where she lived until her marriage to Silas White, May
21, 1858. She and her husband then moved to a farm in Southfield, Mich. where
they lived for a number of years. While living here two children were born to
them, a daughter Hattie E. (born on March 7, 1860) and a son Loren L. (born Dec.
21, 1862) Later they moved to Birmingham where her husband died Mar. 11, 1876.
She soon after moved to Fenton. In 1878 she married Benjamin F. Pierce, an upholsterer
who died Sept. 1, 1890. March 7, 1900 she was again married to a William Huff,
a gardener of Fenton.
AFHLC. Esther Deake
Esther was born to Levi Deake and Eunice Wilson. She died on April 4,
1839 at the age of 2 years.
AFHLD. Amelia Deake
Amelia was born to Levi Deake and Eunice Wilson. She died on Nov. 16,
1841. She married Elias Roberts but left him at the age of 30.
AFHLE. Daniel Deake
Daniel son of Levi Deake and Eunice Wilson Deake was born Apr. 29, 1844
in Salem, Michigan. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to the Base
Line, one mile North of birthplace, Lyon township, Oakland Co., onto a farm. He
stayed at home on the farm until he arrived at the age of seventeen when he enlisted
Aug. 20, 1861 as a private in Co. D, Sixth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry
and was mustered into the serive of that date at Kalamazoo, Michigan. His history
as related by himself is as follows: " The regiment remained at Kalamazoo for
drill about three weeks, the we boarded the train for Baltimore Md. via Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg. Remained in Baltimore about six months then joined
the Army of the Cumberland at Newport News, Va. remaining there for drill about
one month. We then embarked on the Steamer Constitution for Ship Island in the
Gulf of Mexico, with the Fourth Wisconsin, Twenty-first and Sixth Mich. contituting
three thousand men, including officers. The voyage lasted three nights and two
days. We had a very rough passage off the southern coast of Florida and Cuba.
Remained on Ship Island about six weeks for drill, with orders to be ready to
embark for Louisiana to enter the mouth of the Mississippi River where we expected
to assist in the capture of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, situated between
New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi. The Union Gun Boats under the command
of Commodore Farragut - who succeeded in running the blocade - ordered the forts
to surrender or he would destroy the City of New Orleans and ghe forts did surrender.
Then we were ordered on board the schooner "Great Republic," a large four master
with the same three regiments on board that was on the Steamer "Constitution".
And were towed from Ship Island to the mouth of the Mississippi River by Gun Boat
No. 4. We were transferred from this boat onto different gun boats of the Union
Navy and landed at New Orleans - the Sixth Michigan being the second regiment
to be landed on the wharves of the captured City. We remained there only one week
when we were ordered on board a Mississippi River steamer and went as far north
as Vicksburg, where we remained about one week at anchor. At this time Grant's
army had surrounded Vicksburg with the Union fleet above and below it, and no
other fortifications or blockades between Vicksburg and tthe mouth of the Mississippi
River. Then we were ordered back to New Orleans. As we were passing Grand (Gulf)
a Rebel Battery of six pieces of artillery opened fire on our transport, firing
in all sixty two shots, only three shots striking the boat with very little damage.
Our escort was three gunboats, which were about six miles in advance of us. On
hearing this cannonading they returned and we went back to Grand Gulf, effected
a landing with our soldiers, remained there all night taking supplied of all kinds
that we needed, set the town on fire, reembarked and made a landing at Baton Rouge,
where we remained about two weeks. Before leaving we burned the State house -
set Baton Rouge on fire also and returned to New Orleans - were encomped outside
the city for several days. Then we crossed the river to Algiers wen down into
Texas - known as the --------- country where we sank the gun boat "Cotton". Returned
to Algiers and again embarked on a Mississippi River transport - to a place called
Carlton Landing. Then we were sent across the country thru several miles of Cykpress
swamp to a railroad known at that time as the New Orleans and Gt. Northern. There
we met and defeated a small body of rebels who were guarding the railroad and
up to this time were burning trains to the suburbs of New Orleans. Here we burned
R.R. bridges, tore up several miles of track and returned to Carlton; thence to
New Orleans. Then we marched up the New Orleans, Jackson, and Gt. Northern to
Lake Ponchitrain remaining there in camp about three weeks - then going further
North to a place called Ponchatula where we met and had a sharp skirmage with
the Confederates. Several of our regiment being wounded - from there we returned
to New Orleans - was encamped in the city for about six months - from there were
ordered to Baton Rouge - remaining there some time then attacked by the Rebels
- our Brigade was under command of Gen. Williams then. We lost and killed about
six hundred men. Gen. Williams was also killed in this engagement - also First
Leut. Clark of our Company. There we defeated the enemy. From there were ordeered
to march over land to Port Hudson which place we surrounded and charged on the
enemy works at different times but in each case was defeated. On the fourth day
of July 1863 - the rebels surrendered to Gen. Grant at Vicksburgh - and on the
8th day of July Port Hudson surrendered to Gen. Banks about thirteen thousand
men. We remained there for some time later embarked on River steamer and were
transported to Vickburgh where we remained the balance of our term of enlistment.
Returning home by the way of Cairo and by rail from there to Kalamazoo, Mich.
where we were mustered out of service on the 23rd day of August 1864. From there
returned to my father's home at Lyons - Oakland Co., Mich. Worked on the farm
for two months for Dr. Albert Walkers of Salem, Michigan in December. I hired
out to the Government to return to Tennessee. Married Libbie Whitecomb. Lived
in Highland, Oakland Co. Moved to Manistee. He was in the wholesale lumber business
for 35 years. On Jan. 16, 1900 Daniel married Jessie J. Gordon of Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1908 he was living in Traverse City, Mich. He moved to California after quiting
the lumber business in Traverse City, Mich. He lived in Pasadena, Calif. He died
about 1924 in Los Angles, Calif.
Daniel Deake Family
AFHLEA. Louis Deake
Louis was born to Daniel Deake and Libbie Whitecomb. He died at a young
AFHLEB. Earnest Deake
Earnest was born to Daniel Deake and Libbie Whitecomb. He died at a young
AFHLEC. Earl Deake
Earl was born to Daniel Deake and Libbie Whitecomb. He fought in the Spanish
AFHLED. Nora Deake
Nora was born to Daniel Deake and Libbie Whitecomb. She later became a
AFHLEE. Milton Deake
Milton was born to Daniel Deake and Libbie Whitecomb. He married Anna
Milton Deake Family
AFHLEEA. Robert Deake
Robert was born to Milton Deake and Anna Barber.
AFHLF. David Deake
David, third son of Levi and Eunice Wilson Deake was born Nov. 18, 1847
in Salem township, Washtenaw Co., Mich. When he was 3 years of age his parents
moved to Oakland Co., to the farm now owned by C.& O. Deake. There he passed
the days of his boyhood and youth. Nov. 28, 1869 at age of 22 he married Mary
Ann Thirkette. After living in Salem for three years he moved to a farm situated
in Plymouth township, now known as Northville township, Wayne Co., Mich. where
he remained for 4 years. Being successful in business and accumulating a few hundred
dollars he purchased 20 acres of his father's farm situated in Washtenaw County
upon which he receted a house and other buildings. In 1908 he was living in Salem,
Mich. At an early age he united with the Free Baptist Church of Salem the sacrament
of baptism being administered by Rev. H. A. Barker. Later he united with the Salem
David Deake Family
AFHLFA. Julia Deake
Julia was born to parents David Deake and Mary Ann Thirkette on Nov. 2,
AFHLG. Martin Miron Deake
Martin, born Feb. 11, 1852 to parents Levi Deake and Joanna Martin. He
left home at 20, on March 24, 1872 and worked in a mill at Manistee for 5 month.
He then returned to Salem and helped his father, returned to Manistee in Spring
of 74. In the fall of 1874 he returned to Salem and worked for this father for
3 years and then on Luke Deake's farm for 3 years. He was married on July 23,
1874 to Eliza Gilchrist at Manistee, Mich. In the fall of 1885 (Oct. 21) he moved
to Newago where he engaged in farming. In 1893 he put in a small line of groceries
but continued until 1897 when he removed to Wilcox where he had a general mdse.
store. He closed out of business there and moved to Fre. on Dec. 1903. He located
at Bendon in the Spring of 1904. He died Sept. 1907 in Bendon, MI.
Martin Miron Deake
AFHLGA. Edward Augustus Deake
Edward was born to on Nov. 20, 1875 at Washtenaw, Mich. to parents Martin
Miron Deake and Eliza (Gilchrist) Deake. Edward was married to Mary Alice Sanders.
(She was born July 20, 1879 in Indiana and died May 29 1959 in Custer, Antrim,
Michigan). In 1910 he lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. In 1920 he was
living in Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota and in 1930, he lived in Ludington,
Mason, Michigan. He died in March 1951 at Mason, Michigan and was buried at
Rose Hill Cemetery, Empire, Leelanau, Michigan.
Edward Augustus Deake Family
Oliver was born on April 1874 in Michigan to parents
Edward A. Deake and Mary Alice (Sanders) Deake. He died when he was 9 years
Myron Vivian Deake
Myron was born Feburary 12, 1900 in Michigan to
parents Edward A. Deake and Mary Alice (Sanders) Deake. In 1910 he lived in
Gran Rapids, Michigan. He married Ruby M. Peck (She was born in 1887 and died
in 1961). By 1930 he was living in Ludington, Mason, Michigan. He died in 1983
and was buried at Hart Cemetery, Hart, Oceana, Michigan.
Ivan Hardy Deake
Ivan was born
July 12, 1906 in Michigan to parents Edward A. Deake and
Mary Alice (Sanders) Deake. In 1910 he lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1920
in Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota and by 1930 Ludington, Mason, Michigan. He
entered the US Army on May 7, 1942 and served as a Staff Sargent in the Army
Air Force during WWII. He died on Febuary 10, 1957 and was burined at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Benzie, Michigan.
Herman Leroy Deake
Herman was born on November 30, 1907 at Grand Rapids,
Kent, Michigan. In 1910 he lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan and 1920 Blackberry,
Itasca, Minnesota. He was an Insurance Agent. He died on May 27, 1995 at Coca
Beach, Brevard, Florida.
Bernice was born to parents Edward A. Deake and
Mary Alice (Sanders) Deake. She died as an infant.
Milicent Merriam Deake
Milicent was born to parents Martin Miron Deake and Eliza (Gilchrist)
Deake. She married Edward F. Grant on Sept. 15, 1874 at Napoleon, Mich.
AFHLGC. Eva Ethylen Deake
Eva was born to Martin Miron Deake and Eliza (Gilchrist) Deake.
AFHLGD. Wilfred Clayton Dake
Wilfred was born to Martin Miron Deake and Eliza (Gilchrist) Deake.
AFHLH. Eva Georgannea Deake
Eva was born to Levi Deake and Joanna Martin in Lyon, Oakland Co., MI
on Dec. 15, 1855. She began teaching at the age of sixteen and taught eleven
terms. She was married to Luke Dake on Oct. 2, 1878 and went to live on his
farm in Washtenaw Co., Town of Salem where they resided for four years and 10
months. They then removed to a home which they had built in South Lyon, Oakland
Co., on Aug 9, 1883. No children were born to this union. At the age of eleven
she united with the Free Baptist Church of Salem, of which church she remained
a member until it disbanded. Later she united with the 1st. Presbyterian Church
of South Lyon and for many years was active in Sunday School and Missionary
work of that church. She passed away on Sept. 6, 1905 in South Lyon, MI.
AFHLI. Ada Rosanna Deake
Ada was born to Levi Dake and Joanna Martin on Oct. 13, 1857. She died
May 28, 1875.
AFHLJ. Etta Viola Deake
|Prof. Wilford D. Rice, (daughter and son ), Etta Viola Deake Rice
From Clarence Clayton Rice photo archive
Ettie was born to Levi
Deake and Joanna Martin on Mar. 15, 1859 at Lyon Twp., Oakland Co., MI. She
married Prof. Wilfred
D. Rice (1860-1939) and lived in Big Rock, Michigan. She was a successful
teacher for several years before and after graduating at the State Normal school,
teaching in the city of Manistee after her graduation. Both Wilfred and Etta
were teachers and taught at various places in Michigan. They settled at Big
Rock in Montmorency, Michigan about 1898. Her last teaching position was
principal in Johannesburg, Michigan in 1914. She died on December 10, 1919 at the
hopsital at Grayling in Crawford, Michigan.
|From Clarence Clayton Rice photo archive
AFHLK. Abbie Sophia Deake
Abbie was born to Levi Deake and Joanna Martin on Dec. 18, 1861 (probably
in Oakland Co., Michigan).
AFHLL. Cora Armenia Deake
was born to Levi Deake and Joanna Martin on Jan. 12, 1864 in Oakland Co., Michigan.
She lived in South Lyon, Oakland Co., Mich. She began teaching when quite young,
afterwards graduating from the Normal school at Ypsilanti and later at the University
at Ann Arbor. She was a teacher of Latin at Marrinette, Wis. She married Walter
AFHLM. Mary Eugenia Deake
Mary was born to Levi Deake and Joanna Martin on Mar. 29, 1866 in Oakland
Co., MI. She lived in Oakland Co. for twenty years. On her twentieth birthday
she was united in marriage with David Henry Gilmore, a farmer of Gaines, Genessee
Co. where they established their home. To them were born two children; Lera
Viola, born Oct. 24, 1887 and Roy Edward, born Nov. 10, 1889. At the age of
19, she united with the Salem F.W. Church but after her marriage she severed
her connection with that demoniation and united with the M.E. Church of Gaines.
AFHLN. Clayton Edward Deake
Clayton was born to Levi Deake
and Joanna Martin on Jan. 29, 1870. He lived in Salem, Mich. Memberof First
From Clarence C. Rice photo
Church, Ypsilanti; Masonic Lodge, Ann Arbor. Married Mary Jane Stark, Dec. 25,
1895 in Highland, Michigan (She was born in 1873). He served as Washtenaw County
Drain Commisioner. He was a farmer. He died in 1947 in Salem, Michigan and is
buried in Thayer Cemetery, Northville, Michigan.
CLAYTON DEAKE, FORMER
DRAIN OFFICIAL, DIES
Heart Attack Fatal To Commissioner Who Served For 16 Years
YPSILANTI - Clayton E. Deake, 77, who was Washtenaw county drain commissioner
for 16 years prior to retiring approximately 15 years ago, died Saturday afternoon
at his residence, 4617 Packard Rd., after suffering a heart attack in the morning
at his home. Before becoming drain commissioner, Mr. Deake was a farmer. He was
born in Salem, Mich., a son of Levi and Joanna Martin Deake.
Married in Highland on Dec. 25, 1895, to Mary Jean Stark. Mr Deake and his wife
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1945 by a "remarriage" conducted
by Rev. William R. Shaw. A grand-daughter, Cora Mae Dykman, was the ringbearer.
Active in Church
Mr. Deake was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti and took an
active part in church events. He was a member of the church's Endurance Class
and of an Ann Arbor Masonic Lodge.
While farming Mr. Deake achieved recognition as an outstanding breeder of Jersey
cows. He won a gold metal in 1913 on one of his herd for a world's record in producing
Surviving besides the wife are a daughter Mrs. Laura Dykman of Ypsilanti and three
grandchildren, Cora Mae Arthur, and Beth Marie Dykman. Funeral services will be
held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Geer Funeral Home with Rev. Shaw officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot at Thayer Cemetery near Salem.
Clayton E. Dake Family
AFHLNA. Laura Dake
Laura was born to Clayton E. and Mary J. Dake. She later married a Mr.
AFHLO. Oliver Levi Deake
Oliver Levi was born to Levi Deake and Joanna Martin on April 1, 1874.
He is a graduate of South Lyon high school and since his graduation has been
engaged in teaching and farming with his brother Clayton. He married Blanche
E. Dunkum. He lived in Salem, Mich. He died Feb 27, 1943 at Ypsilanti, Mich.
He is buried in Thayer Cemetery, Northville, MI.
Oliver Levi Deake
AFHLOA. Oliver Jason Deake
Oliver was born to Oliver Levi Deake and Blanche E. Deake on July 14,
1916. He married Fay Willar (She was born on Feb. 13, 1916, she is buried in the
Thayer Cemetery, Northville, MI). Both Oliver and Fay graduated from Michigan
Normal School in Ypsilanti, MI, now known as Eastern Michigan University. He served
in the Army during WWII. He was a member of Starkey Road Baptist Church. He worked
as a school teacher in Brighton, MI for 36 years, until his retirement to St.
Petersburg, FL. He died Nov. 14, 1988 in St. Petersburg, FL. Oliver was buried
in the Thayer Cemetery, Northville, MI. Fay returned to Michigan after Oliver's
Oliver J. Deake Family
AFHLOAA. Roderick Oliver Deake
Roderick was born to parents Oliver J. Deake and Fay (Willar) Deake in
1943. Roderick married Gayle Peifer. He later married Karen (last name unknown)
from Grayling, MI. He was last known living in Ocala, FL (1988).
Roderick Oliver Deake
AFHLOAAA. James Roderick Deake
James was born to parents Roderick Oliver Deake and Gayle (Peifer) Deake on Oct.
20, 1962. He married Geina Coryeau. They live in Florida.
James Roderick Deake
AFHLOAAAA. James Michael Deake
James was born on April 12, 1985 to parents James Roderick Deake and Geina (Coryeau)
AFHLOAAB. Roderick Oliver Deake
Roderick was born to parents Roderick Oliver Deake and Karen (last name unknown)
about 1972. He was totally disabled because of a pedestrian/truck accident which
happened in Florida about 1990.
AFHLOAB. James Leonard Deake
James was born in 1944 to parents Oliver Jason Deake and Fay (Willar) Deake. His
last known location was in Concord, CA (1988).
AFHLOAC. Kathleen Deake
Kathleen was daughter of Oliver Jason Deake and Fay (Willar) Deake. She
married a Mr. Howell and was last known living in South Lyon, MI (1988). They
had two children
JUDGE EDWARD D.
was born to Oliver Levi Deake and Blanche E. Dunkum Deake on Feb. 10, 1921 in
Ypsilanti, Mich. While in High School he was a member of the Ypsilanti H.S. swim
team that won the Class B championships in 1937- 39. He graduated from Ypsilanti
HS in 1939. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1943 and
his law degree in 1946 and was admitted to the bar the same year. While in college
he was afflicted with a severe arthritic condition at the age of 21. He married
Ruth M. Durham who was a widow with children in 1965. After initially toying with
the idea of teaching law (he was a substitute teacher in business law at Cleary
College in the late 1940's), he opened a law office in Ypsilanti.
Three years after he won election to the justice of the peace office, in 1950,
he was appointed Ypsilanti's municipal judge. Elected to a full term in the Municipal
Court in 1954, Deake continued with two re-election wins. When the District Court
system was created in 1968 as the successor to the city court, Deake got the nod
again from the voters to stay on the bench, as 14th District Judge. In 1972, with
the expansion of Washtenaw Co. Circuit Court, he ran in a donnybrook and took
one of the two seats up for grabs. The position he held until his retirement in
1990 was Circuit Court Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, which he held for 18
years. His name is mentioned in the book The Michigan Murders. He was the judge
that bound John Norman Collins, the alleged "Coed Killer" over for trial in the
late 1960's. This was a very famous case in Michigan that received national attention.
He has served on municipal committees and boards of area agencies such as the
Boys Club and Boy Scouts of America, Portage Trails Council. He was a member of
the First United Methodist church. He belonged to numerous organizations, including
the Ypsilanti Bar Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Michigan Bar
Association, Michigan District Judges Association and American Judicature Society.
He had three stepchildren (Eric Durham, Mary Lynn (Durham) Baker of Westland,
MI and Jeff Durham of Brooklyn, MI) and eight step grandchildren, all of whom
live in southeastern Mich. He died on Feb. 17, 2000 at Indian Springs, Florida
and was buried in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, MI.
Comments by step son Eric Durham:
"He was just a really, really wonderful person. Heloved the whole family incredibly.
He was well liked , not only in the law community, but also throughout the city.
He was really a person to look up to." said Durham.
Betty Campbell, owner of Freeman Bunting, who knew Judge Deake from community
events, said, "He was always a gentleman, he was always friendly."
"The biggest thing that struck me yesterday (at the funeral) was that he stepped
into our family and was such a wonderful person, that he pulled our family together
and made it a lot stronger. If you have seen the grandchildren yesterday, that
he just adored and who adored him, you would understand that."
AFHLP. Eunice Deake
Eunice was born May 31, 1850 to Levi Deake and Eunice Wilson but died
in infancy on Aug. 23, 1850.
AFHM. Betsy Deake
Betsy was born on Dec. 24, 1804 to parents Augustus Dake and Eunice Hamilton.
She later married Sapaca Mason. (He died in Riga, Mich in 1875) She died in 1876
at Riga, Michigan.
AFHN. Armenia Deake
Armenia was born on April 13, 1806 to parents Augustus Deake and Eunice