Jonathan was born on Dec. 25, 1816 to parents William GouldDake Jr. and Orpha Miller. In 1820 he moved with his father, and brother Charles Alonzo Dake to Portage, Livingston Co., N.Y. He many times told the story that at the age of 4 he was strapped to a grass cutting machine driving a team of horses on the farm taking the place of a hired hand. This story was later verified by his brother Benjamin Franklin Dake. He married Maria S. Hagadorn on Jan. 12, 1837. (She was born on Jan. 27, 1817 and died at Oakhill, N.Y. on Mar. 4, 1844) He was married three times after this: (2) Mary Ann Towne on May 5, 1844 (She was born on July 31, 1820 and died on May 20, 1849); (3) Sarah Imogene Burgess on Jan. 29, 1850 (She was born on Dec. 22, 1828 at Nunda, N.Y. and died on Jan. 14, 1861 at Oakhill, N.Y. Her father was a deacon of the Nunda Presbyterian Church. Her brother Frank J. was an express messenger for the Union Pacific Railroad running from Omaha, Neb. to Cheyenne, Wyoming. During his duties as messenger he had several encounters with members of the Jesse James gang. He was with the U.S. Surveyors in Nebraska; also Superintendent of schools in Omaha for 20 years and a member of the Nebrasks State Legislature. Her mother's maiden name was Sarah Morton. Sarah Morton had a brother, Levi P. Morton, who was Vice President of the U.S. in 1889 and Governor of New York in 1895-96).; (4) Fanny Malina Andrus on Nov. 18, 1861. (She was born on Oct. 5, 1831 and died on Feb. 14, 1906. She was a Methodist) On Feb. 5, 1843 he was baptized in the Baptist Church. He was a farmer and lived on the family farm from 1837 until 1868 when he moved to Nunda. In 1868 he opened a hardware store with his son Moses William Dake. He was a Baptist until the church gave their roofing job to some one else. He then became a Methodist. He died in Nunda, N.Y. on Feb. 7, 1900 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.


AHAFAA. Moses William Dake
Moses was born to parents Jonathan Miller Dake and Maria S. Hagadorn on Mar. 23, 1841 at Oakhill, N.Y.. He was educated in the Nunda Academy. He was listed in the Wisconsin census of 1860 as living in Racine, Wis. and being from Produce, N.Y. at the age of 28. He enlisted for the Civil War at Portage, Livingston, New York, he was unmarried at the time. Between 1864 and 1868 he clerked in the hardware store of Hallenbake at Albion, N.Y. He was married to Hattie Hallenbake of Albioin, N.Y. on Dec. 23, 1867 (She was born on Sept. 26, 1841 and died in Buffalo, N.Y. on Nov. 30, 1923.) He returned to Nunda with his wife where he became associated with his father in the hardware business. The firm was named J. M. Dake & Son. He stayed in Nunda until 1883 when he sold his interest in his father's business to Abram Miller Dake. In Jan. 1883 he became a partner in a baking business in Buffalo, N.Y. with Horace J. Harvey -Niagara Baking Company and moved to 122 Pearl Street, Buffalo, N.Y. From 1884 to 1890 they lived at 30 Mariner Street. In 1890 Moses who had bought out Harvey's interest sold his bakery to the United States Baking Company, becoming manager of the Buffalo plant and a director of the company. In 1893 the old bakery became to small and a new one was built on Michigan Street and Myrtle Ave. and it was called the Niagara Bakery. In Feb. 1897 the Unites States Baking company, the American Biscuit Company and the New York Biscuit company consolidated under the name of the National Biscuit Company. During the early days he had a home in the upstairs of the baking company. From 1890 to 1920 Moses and family lived at 278 Franklin Street. From 1920 to 1922 Moses and his wife lived at 675 Delaware Ave. He was still the manager of the Buffalo plant until 1916 when he retired with a pension of $4,000 a year, however, he remained a director of the company until his death in 1924. In 1922 Moses and his wife moved again to 250 Depew Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. Shortly after his wife's death his son Millard H. Dake and his wife Bessie Wortman moved in to the home. He was a Deacon of the Delaware Ave. Baptist Church until abouut 3 years before his death when he bacame a member of the North Presbyterian Church, resulting from some activities that occurrred between Millard and his son and the Baptist Church. He left an estate of about $500,000. Only three people received money from his will; Millard, Trust Funds; Abram Miller Dake, $125 every three months and a niece Hattie Warren, $125 every three months. Moses Dake was a short man, slender and a slow speaker, deep thinker weighing well each word uttered. He died on Dec. 30, 1924 at Buffalo, N.Y.

Moses William Dake Family

AHAFAAA. Lawrence Dake :
Lawrence was born about 1858 to parents Moses William Dake and Hattie Hallenbake.

AHAFAAB. Millard Hellenbake Dake
Millard was born in Nunda, N.Y. on April 24, 1876 to parents Moses William Dake and Hattie Hallenbake. He lived at Nunda, N.Y. until 1883 when his father moved to Buffalo, N.Y. He lived a few years at Erie and Pearl Streets, Buffalo, N.Y., now the rector of St. Paul's Catheral. Next he lived with his family at 30 Mariner Street for about 15 years and then moved to 278 Franklin Street near Chippewa Street. After his marriage he lived on Elmwood Avenue and later at Depew Avenue. He and his wife lived there until 1935 when they sold the home moving to Los Angeles, Calif. He worked for the National Biscuit Company and later operated a tire store on Chippewa Street lossing for his father $20,000 in this venture. He then became an insurance agent and after his father's death retired having an inheritance of $500,000. The families were Baptist until 1920 when they became Presbyterians over a matter of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church insurance. He married Bessie Starr Wottman in Buffalo, N.Y. on Jan. 14, 1914. (She was born in Ithaca, N.Y.) During his life he wrote a Genealogy of the Dake Family which is at the Headquarters of the American Sons of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C. He died in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 22, 1955 and was buried in Glenndale Cemetery.

AHAFAB. Matilda Caroline Dake
Matilda was born on Dec. 12, 1837 at Oakhill, Livingston Co., N.Y. to parents Jonathan Miller and Mary S. Hagadorn Dake. She died at an early age in Sept. 15, 1853 and was buried in Picket Line Cemetery.

AHAFAC. Maria Ann Dake
Maria was born on Aug. 7, 1846 at Oakhill, N.Y. to parents Jonathan Miller and Mary S. Hagadorn Dake. She married Dr. Franklin A. Warren on May 16, 1872. He practiced medicine at Tekonsha, Mich. (He was born on May 10, 1845 and died on Nov. 17, 1923) They had children: Grace E., Harriet A., Howard Dake, Ada Louise and Jane Belle. Marie died on Feb. 7, 1895 at Tekonsha, Mich.

AHAFAD. Benjamin Franklin Dake
Benjamin was born on Mar. 30, 1857 to Jonathan Miller Dake and Sarah Imogene Burgess in Portage, Livingston Co., N.Y. He was born in the original William Gould Dake homestead. Remembered as a child playing with an old flint lock musket which was previously carried by William G. Deake during the Rev. War. His older brother traded the musket to Madison Mosher, a neighbor. Mosher in turn traded the musket to a gunsmith named John R. Bennett. He was named after his uncle Benjamin Franklin Dake. He lived on Oakhill until 1868 when his father moved to the village of Nunda, N.Y. He taught school at Brookgrove, N.Y. for a few years at a country school. He was an attorney and on Jan. 6, 1880 was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of New York and later on Oct. 4, 1898 in the Federal Northern District of New York at Buffalo, N.Y. He lived and practiced law in Buffalo, Erie Co., N.Y. for about 60 years. When he came to Buffalo he resided with his half-brother, Moses, and family first for a few years at 122 Pearl St., then at 30 Mariner St. until the middle nineties when he communted daily to East Aurora, N.Y. by train. Until World War I; Benjamin had a room at Moses's home. For many years he handled the legal affairs of Moses as lawyer for the National Biscuit Company. Around World War I Benjamin and Millard, Moses's son, had words concerning the ice and water in the basement of Moses's home when Moses and his wife were in California for the winter. Millard had been given responsitility for the family home. Millard was informed about the condition of the basement but did nothing about it, so Benjamin wrote to Moses in California. Moses on return demanded that Benjamin leave and not return. When Moses's wife Hattie died he took a bouquet of flowers to the home but was refused addmittance. After her death Moses and Benjamin once again became friends. He accumulated about $300,000 from his practice. Making wills and settling estates was his main practice of law. He maintained offices at Prudential Building, Buffalo, N.Y. with the firm of Baker, Swartz and Dake for about 20 years. He later practiced on his own and then joined the firm of Shire, Jellinek, Dake and Swartz until 1940 when he retired after 60 years of law. He married Addie B. Crowley at Geneva, N.Y. on Oct. 24, 1888. (She was born in 1860 and died in 1925. She was a doctor in Geneva, NY) They lived together for about a years and were later divorced. She was possibly an Indian. After his divorce to his first wife, he maintained offices in Buffalo, N.Y.with the firm Baker, Swartz and Dake, but commuted daily to East Aurora, N.Y. by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He married a second time about 1925 to a Mrs. Louise S. Kerschner formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio. (She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio on May 21, 1861 and died at Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 4, 1955) After his remarriage he lived first at 400 Elmwood Ave. and later for the last 15 years of his life at 389 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. For a period of time he had lived in East Aurora, Erie Co., N.Y. He helped collect funds to erect a monument on the grave of William Gould Deake as family historian for the Dake Reunion Association of Rochester, N.Y. In early 1900 he wrote a column frequently in the Morning Express, now the Courier-Express on various worldly subjects. He also wrote for the New York Times. Charles Morton Dake's family broke relationship with Benjamin in 1903. By either marriage he had no children. During his years of legal work he became friends and legal adviser to a Mr. Higgins. He later received in his will $100 a month for life. Mr. Higgins is buried next to Benjamin. During his career he lectured at the University of Buffalo. He was a member of the Liberal Club of Buffalo. In his early years he traveled about the country on a motorcycle. After his second marriage he owned a car but never drove since he had a driver by the name of Mertonn D. McDonald. He belonged to the Unitarian Church. He died in Buffalo, N.Y. on Sept. 10, 1944. In the early morning hours he had fallen out of bed and fractured his arm. The doctor took him to the hospital and to reset his arm necesitated the use of an anesthetic. He died of cardiac arrest and was buried at Owego, N.Y.

AHAFAE. Charles Morton Dake, Sr.

Charles Morton Dake

@ Age 95

Charles was born on Dec. 2, 1859 to parents Jonathan Miller and Sarah Imogene Burgess Dake on the Oakland Road at Oakhill, Nunda, N.Y. (His father had settled there in 1820). In 1872, he went to work for his father in his hardware store. He learnt the hardware business and tinsmith trade from David F. Locke (1842-1934) who was employed by his father. He worked for his father for about 5 years before starting his own business with Frank Lake. At the age of 16 he went to work for a hardware merchant, Chester A. Tousey. .. He later worked in the hardware business at Painted Post, N. Y.; Manistique, Mich. a lumbering camp; Olean, N.Y. and in 1881 became associated with his father Jonathan Miller Dake in the Oil business at Rock City, N.Y. near Bradford, Penn. where they owned 7 oil wells. In 1882 he sold his share for $30,000. He and his father after a year sold the business and moved to Rochester, N.Y. where at another hardware store, Hamilton & Mathews, and took a business course at Rochester Business Institute. On March 20, 1883 he moved to Buffalo, N.Y. from Rochester, N.Y. where he had lived for about 3 years and was associated with his half-brother Moses William Dake who owned half interest in Cracker Bakery. On April 18, 1891 he married Lillian Belle Thun. (She was born on April 2, 1861 and died on Feb. 21, 1898) On June 22, 1899 he married Anna Wallie Bandle. (She was born on Jan. 19, 1875 at Buffalo, N.Y. and died Jan. 24, 1949 in Buffalo, N.Y.) He came to Buffalo at the request of his brother Moses William Dake to help him in the bakery located at Ellicott Street and Myrtle Avenue. He remained with this partnership as Superintendent of Manufacturing then with the U.S. Baking Company as General Manager, Niagara Baking Company and the National Biscuit Company until early 1903 when he and Moses had misunderstandings relating to Millard, Moses's only child. In 1903 he took a position as Superintendent of a Buffalo owned and operated baking company known as Faxon, Williams and Faxons. In the early 1890's the President of the U.S. Baking Company, Mr. S. S. Marvin, requested that he duplicate the English Graham Cracker. After six months of experimenting he developed the Graham Cracker; created machinery to put it into production. He later got the nickname "Graham Cracker King" . In 1903 he joined the Faxon & Williams Bakery, as superintendent. July 1906 he lost $100,000 in the stock market which could have been saved if he could was able to get a few thousand dollars to cover his stocks. At this time he asked his brother Abram Miller Dake to loan him the money but was turned down; however in the late 1890's Charles had loaned Abram money to purchase an coal house. So Charles side of the family broke from Abram's family until 1921 when Jennie Hungerford was hospitalized at the Buffalo General Hospital. He remained with the Faxon Bakery until Sept. 1, 1913. He next worked with the F.N. Burt Paper Box Company of Buffalo until he retired in May 25, 1931. (Today this company is part of the Moore Corp.) He enjoyed music and played at churches until the 1890's. Between 1880 to 1882 he played in the Lincoln Band at Rochester, N.Y. He was a regular member of a quartett of the Lafayette Presybterian Church, Buffalo. He played the saxophone and violin. (He owned a violin given to him by his father William) He moved to 58 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 15, 1891. H received letters of congratulation from President Eisenhwer, Governor Dewey, the Mayor of Buffalo and officials of the National Biscuit Company, The F.N. Burt Company and Moore Corporation, and others. He prized the relics his father brought from Saratoga by oxcart in 1820 when he settled on Oak Hill. He traveled extensively by car. He always maintained an extensive home work shop and built many appliances. He invented a new stye hot-air furnace but never secured a patent. In his earlier days he made frequent hunting and fishing trips to Canada. He was a Baptist and was active in the Masonic Order. Before his death his advice to those who would live long was to "smoke anything you can lay your hands on but drink only occasionally, vote Republican, and eat plenty". He died at Buffalo, N.Y. on July 16, 1957, at the age of 102, and was buried at Forest Lawn Cenetery. He was injured July 18 in a fall down 17 steps of a stairway in his home. Medical Examiner Edward R. Egan issued an accidental-death cretificate. His obituary in the New York Times called him "The king of the American Graham Cracker."

Charles Morton Dake Family

AHAFAEA. Charles Crawford Morton Dake, Jr.
Charles was born at 58 Rhode Island St., Buffalo, N.Y. on March 3, 1900 to parents Charles Morton, Sr. and Anna Bandle. He attended Buffalo Public School No. 49 from 1907 to 1915; Buffalo Lafayette High School for 1915 to 1919; University of Buffalo College of Arts and Science 1919; School of Pharmacy 1922 to 1924 and Medical School 1925 to 1929. He worked for J. C. Landsheft, 836 Niagara St., Buffalo, N.Y. (a pharamacy) from July 1922 to April 1928. From July 1913 to 1928 he delivered newspapers. He worked summers vacations and holidays for the Reed Chocalate Company, Buffalo, N.Y. He was an interne at Buffalo General Hospital 1929 to 1930. In the year 1933 he studied with Drs. McKesson, Clement, McCarthy anesthesiology at Toledo, Ohio. He attended R.O.T.C. courses in Medical School and spent six weeks at Carlisle Barracks, Penn. training in the Medical Corps. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Reserves as 1st. Lt. He devoted his practice of medicine at anesthesiology after Nov. 27, 1934. He was a resident physician at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital from July 1, 1930 to July 5, 1934. He established his office and residence on Nov. 27, 1934 at the Temperance House, now known as the Henry Hubbs Hotel, Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was appointed Chief of Anesthesia at the Niagara Falls Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in the year 1936 and in 1940 Chief of Anesthesia at the Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital where he remained until Jan. 1, 1963. He was secretary of the Medical Society of the County of Niagara from 1940 to 1954. He married at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 28, 1940 to Georgie Isabelle Kenney. (She was born at Stitisville, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 25, 1897). On July 26, 1942 he was commissioned in the Army as Captain. On Aug. 28, 1942 he went on active duty reporting at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent several months at Induction and Recruiting Station No. 2, San Francisco, Calif. On April 19, 1943 he reported at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas being assigned to the 1st. Aux. Surgical Group, General Surgical Team as Anesthesiologists. On Sept. 6, 1943 he parted from his wife when assigned overseas. (After Jan. 1946 he never heard from her again). On Sept. 19, 1943 he arrived in England. On June 28, 1943 he left England for Utah Beach with the 8th. Field Hospital. He spent time serving in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria. On June 26, 1945 became a civilian. (He didn't actually leave the service until Jan. 1, 1946). After returning home from Europe he was sent to Camp Crowder, Missouri where he received training for the Japanese Theatre of Operations until Sept. 12, 1945. From Sept. 20, 1945 to Oct. 12, 1945 he was stationed at the Oliver General Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. On Jan. 9, 1947 he was commissioned as a Major in the Army. In 1955 he became Vice President of the Medical Society of Niagara Co. and in 1956 it's president. For seven years in the 1930's he was secretery of the Medical Staff of the Mt. St. Mary's Hospital. He was on the staff of both the Niagara Falls Memorial and and Lewiston St. Mary's Hospitals. He died Sept. 28, 1969 at Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was a member of the International Anathesia Research Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, Medical Society of the County of Niagara, American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologyist, Niagara Falls Academy of Medicine, Buffalo Anesthesia Society, New York Society of Anesthesiologists, Buffalo Academy of Medicine, Royal Academy of Medicine (London, England), American Diabetese Association, Niagara Falls Diabetes Association and Association of Military Surgions.

AHAFAF. Abraham Miller Dake
Abraham (Abram) was born on the west side of the Oakland Road on Oakhill, Livingston Co., N.Y. (about 500 yards south of the Portage-Mt. Morris Township boundary in the Town of Portage) on Feb. 25, 1851 to parents Jonathan Miller Dake and Sarah Imogene Burgess. He married Jennie Mary Hungerford on Aug. 26, 1879. (She was born at Nunda, N.Y. on Aug. 26, 1849 and died on May 27, 1921 also at Nunda, N.Y.) Abram worked on the farm of his father until he was about 20 years old. Abram became associated with his father in the hardware business. Shortly after his 21st. birthday, on April 17, 1872 he became a member of the Keshequa Masonic Lodge, Nunda, N.Y. He served several years as Justice of Peace at Nunda, N.Y. After clerking in the hardware store of J. M. Dake & Son he left and purchased a hardware store from Spinks and Gardner at Dalton, N.Y. (Dalton is about 10 miles south of Nunda) A few years later he returned to his father's store buying out his older brother Moses William Dake interest in the business. He was a partner with his father until his fathers death on Feb. 7, 1900. At this time he bought out his fathers estate and operated the store alone until early 1903. For years he drove a coal wagon to Dalton, N.Y. which was loaded by Abram and his own two younger brothers; Benjamin F. and Charles M. Dake. They would then return to the coal shed at the rear of the hardware store, Nunda, N.Y. Here they were obliged to carry the coal accross their shoulders to the fourth floor of the building. He then worked as a clerk in a hardware store in Los Angeles, Calif. where he remained until 1905. He traveled extensively including Alaska. In 1933 he married Alice Ford Kernahan. (She was born in 1866 and died in Nunda, N.Y. on Dec. 16, 1961. She had been a music teacher in Nunda) For 13 years he wintered in Lakeland, Fla. In 1947 he sold his home in Nunda, N.Y. and moved to Lakeland, Fla. residing near the home of his oldest rettired son Virgil Hungerford Dake (1881- 1950). He died on Jan. 27, 1948 at Lakeland, Fla. He was buried in Nunda, N.Y. at the Oakwood Cemetery. At the time of his death he had been a Mason for 76 years and was listed as the 23rd. oldest Mason in the World.

Abram Miller Dake Family

AHAFAFA.Virgil Hungerford Dake
Virgil was born on June 16, 1881 at Nunda, N.Y. to parents Abram Miller and Jennie Hungerford Dake. He was married to Maud Byan on March 1905. (She died on Feb. 14, 1921). He lived in Buffalo, N.Y. around 1906-1909 at 180 Rhode Island Street and on Lafayette Ave. apartment house next to the Lafayette General Hospital. From around 1909 to about 1920 lived at Meadville, Pa. being associated with the telephone industry. Then he lived in Pittsburgh till his retirement from the telephone company. He later married Emma Aikner on May 12, 1921. In 1945 he moved to Lakeland, Fla. He died in Lakeland, Fla. on Feb. 18, 1950.

Virgil Hungerford Dake family

AHAFAFAA. Virgil Donald Dake
Virgil was born on May 31, 1906 to parents Virgil Hungerford Dake and Maud Byan. He died on Feb. 27, 1910.

AHAFAFB. Fred Lee Dake
Fred was born in Nunda, N.Y. on May 14, 1886 to parents Abram Miller Dake and Jennie Hungerford. He married Lena Elizabeth Van Dusen at Nunda, N.Y. on May 7, 1907 at the home of the bride's parents.. (She was born on Oct. 18, 1885, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. VanDusen). After they were married they left for Colorado to spend some time due to Lena's health. He intended to sell concrete mixing machines for the Foote Brothers company but must have instead returned to Nunda. He lived his whole life in the village of Nunda, N.Y. being associated with the Foote Brother Concerta Manufacturing Co. On June 9, 1933, Fred, secretary and treasurer of the Foote Co., Inc. had a, close call from serious injuries while' returning Nunda from Washington, D. C, by car. He made a hurried trip to Washington on business for the Foote Co. and was driving alone. At Healy's Corners, near Canaseraga, on his homeward trip, Mr. Dake, driving north, was ready to make the turn west toward Canaseraga. At this point another car approached from the north, driven by a man who resides at Cameron. The two cars came together; with considerable force, badly wrecking both vehicles, the passengers in the second car escaping without serious injury. C. H. Holmes, W. R. Wakeman and Chief of Police McColl, was notified by telephone by Mr. Dake and made a hurried trip to the scene and bringing Mr. Dake, to Nunda with them and towing in; his Chrysler coupe. Fred Lee Dake later became President of Foote Co. He later owned this company. He left an estate of about $400,000. He was a Mason and a Baptist. He died at Warsaw, N.Y. on July 30, 1956 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, N.Y.

Fred Lee Dake Family

AHAFAFBA. Dorothy Virginia Dake
Dorothy was born on Feb. 23, 1908 in Nunda, N.Y. to parents Fred Lee Dake and Lena Van Dusen. She never married and continued to live with her mother.

AHAFAFC. Milton E. Dake :
Milton was born to parents Abram Miller Dake and Jennie Hungerford.

AHAFAFD. Rose Dake :
Rose was born to parents Abram Miller Dake and Jennie Hungerford.

AHAFAG. John Andrus Dake
John was born on April 20, 1864 at Oakhill, Nunda, N.Y. to parents Jonathan Miller and Fanny Malina Andrus Dake. He was married on May 15, 1886 at Erie, Penn. to Sophia Adelaide Willett. (She was from Corry, Penn. Born June 7, 1861 and died at Rochester, N.Y. on Nov. 17, 1934) John was a member of the school board. In the 1890's he worked for the U.S. Baking Company as a traveling salesman. His half-brother Moses William Dake was general manager and director of the company. He lived in Nunda, N.Y. until the end of World War I on Gibbs Street and ran the Nunda Poultry Company. He lived in the same home that his father Jonathan Miller Dake had lived in from 1872 until his time of death. He then moved to Rochester, N.Y. where his only son resided. In the early 1920's he worked for the State Highway Department and at one time was working with the Highway Department around Lockport, N.Y. His father Jonathan Miller Dake died in 1900 leaving an estate of $100,000 which was left to his widow and his last son John Andrus Dake, with nothing to the others. The rest of the children contested the Will as they all had helped their father to accumulate this fortune. This contested Will started a legal battle which lasted over 13 years being finally settled in the Surogate's Court of Livingston Co. at Geneseo, N.Y. in the year 1914. Each one received about $500.00 and the lawyers got the rest. The contest was first with Moses William Dake, Abraham Miller Dake, Benjamin Franklin Dake, the Warren Children whose mother was Maria Ann Dake and Charles Morton Dake, Sr. against John Andrus Dake. In 1903 Charles Morton Dake, Sr. withdrew from the group and alone retained his own counsel. The reason for this separation was that Charles and Moses William Dake had a disagreement concerning methods of operating the bakery. Then Moses's son Millard Hallenbake Dake was in the bakery as a bookkeeper and he did not conduct his position in recognized business methods which caused Charles to resign with hard feelings until 1923 when Moses William's wife Hattie Hallenbake died. He died at Rochester, N.Y. on Nov. 15, 1938. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, N.Y.

John Andrus Dake Family

AHAFAGA. Hazel A. Dake
Hazel was born on May 3, 1887 in Nunda, Livingston Co., N.Y. to parents John Andrus and Sophia A. Willet Dake. She married a Mr. McMasters. She had one child: Althea. She lived for a period of time in Dansville, NY and New York, City. She died on May 5, 1963 at Penn Yan, N.Y.

AHAFAGB. John Walter Dake
John was born on Sept. 1, 1896 in Nunda, Livingston Co., N.Y. to parents John Andrus and Sophia A. Willet Dake.He attended school in Nunda, NY. He served in the Navy during World War I. He married Emaline Mary Ostranderon July 30, 1920 in Nunda, NY. (She was born on Jan. 25, 1898) Up until two years before his death he was an accountant for Bosch and Laumb Company in Rochester, N.Y. He died in Rochester, N.Y. on July 15, 1964 and is buried at Salmanca, N.Y.

AHAFAGC. Carol Willet Dake
Carol was born on May 17, 1892 at Nunda, Livingston Co., N.Y. to parents John Andrus and Sophia A. Willet Dake. He died on April 10, 1893 also at Nunda, N.Y.

AHAFAH. Danford Dake
Danford was born on Feb. 28, 1844 at Oakhill, N.Y. to parents Jonathan Miller and Mary S. Hagadorn Dake. He died the same day.

Charles was born on March 8, 1819 to parents William Gould Dake Jr. and Orpha Miller in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. He moved to Portage in western New York with his parents when he was about one year old. He received high honors at Genessee Weslyan Seminary. he then went to Buffalo Medical School and in 1853 graduated from Cleveland Medical College. He then graduated from the Hahnaman Institute in 1856. He was first located in 1850 at Warsaw, N.Y. where he practiced for many years. He was the first Homeopathic Physician in Wyoming Co., N.Y. On June 2, 1840 he married Maria Roberts. (He may have moved to the Town of Dement, Ogle Co. and purchased land in 1856.) He retired in 1866 to Irondaquoit, N.Y. He was a Doctor in Rochester, N.Y. for a period of time. He lived on 3000 St. Paul Street, Rochester, N.Y. He died in July 1905 on St. Paul Street, Irondequoit, Rochester, N.Y. and was buried in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., N.Y.


Dr. Charles A. Dake died Saturday at his home in Irondequoit, aged 86 years. He was born in Saratoga, March 8, 1819, but when 2 years of age removed with his parents to Portage, his family being among the early settlers of that part of the state. He was educated at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, and afterwards pursued a course in medicine, graduating from medical colleges of Cleveland and Philadelphia and also the Buffalo Allopathic Medical College. Dr. Dake began the practice of medicine in Castile, but in 1850 removed to Warsaw, being known as the first homeopathic physician in Wyoming county. In 1866 he made his home in Irondequoit, where he had a successful medical practice. He married Miss Maria Roberts, last May being the sixty-fifth anniversary of his wedding. Besides his wife, he leaves his son, R. A. Dake, of Irodequoit, and brother Dr. B. Franklin Dake , of Passadena, CA. The funeral will be held from the home this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, the internment to be at Warsaw tomorrow.


AHAFBA. Reuben Alonzo Dake
Reuben was born Charles A. and Maria Roberts Dake in 1843. He lived in Irodequoit, N.Y. in 1911. He was a doctor and at Irondequoit, N.Y. there is a high school named after him (Reuben Dake H.S.) He died in 1919.

Reuben Alonzo Dake Family

AHAFBAA. Stella Dake
Stella was born to Reuben Alonzo Dake. She married a Mr. Hartman.

AHAFBB. Alonzo Dake
Alonzo was born to parents Charles A. Dake and Maria (Roberts) Dake. He married Louisa B. Greyton on Dec. 24, 1878 at Union, OH.

AHAFBC. Mary E. Dake
Mary was born in 1841 to parents Charles A. Dake and Maria (Roberts) Dake. She died in 1852 and is buried at Warsaw, Wyoming, Co., NY.

Jabez was born to parents William Gould Dake Jr. and Orpha Miller on Sept. 14, 1829 at Hunts Hollow, Portage, N.Y. He became a Physician becoming the first Doctor to locate in the Nunda area. He was a doctor in the Albion, Orleans Co., N.Y., settling there in 1863. He later was a doctor in Warsaw, N.Y. and
Western Homoeopathy College, Cleveland Ohio

Rochester, N.Y. He was a graduate of Western Homoeopathy College, Cleveland, Ohio. He married Mary Anna Ward on Jan. 16, 1851 in the town of Genessee, N.Y. (She was born on Feb. 2, 1831 at Groveland, N.Y. daughter of John Ward) He was a graduate of Genessee Wesleyan Seminary. He first studied medicine at Geneva Medical College where he received a certificate. He graduated in 1860 form Western Homeopathic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He first practiced in Warsaw, N.Y. for a period of years and later (1863) in Albion, N.Y. After years of practice he was forced to retire due to ill health. He returned to his old home at Nunda, some time before 1878. After his health improved he set up an office in Powers Block in Rochester, N.Y. His sons William and Charles owned a Drug company in Rochester. After a few years he was forced once again to retire. He died on Feb. 1, 1886 at Rochester, N.Y.


AHAFCA. William Ward Dake
William was born to parents Jabez and Anna Ward Dake in August 24, 1857 at Warsaw, NY. The 1875 Rochester NY City Directory lists his occupation as a grocer.  By 1876 he was listed as a druggist.  In 1885, he was part owner of the Dake Brothers Drug Company of Rochester, N.Y. with his brother Charles Alonzo Dake. This partnership also operated a skating rink.  The 1892 NY State census lists him living in the 6th Ward of Rochester with his father-in-law John Connor, born 1837 in Ireland and his wife Eva born in 18940 in the US.  He married Katharine Connor.  For the next 30 years he operated 3 drug stores in Rochester.  He also owned the Dake Building at the corner of Main Street and Clinton Ave. South.  He was also President of Dake Realty Corporation which was chartered on October 3, 1914 with $250,000 starting capital.  A contest over the will of Henry and Elmer J. Dake, a cousin was settled before trial for $25,000.  From 1913 until the time of his death he lived at 3294 East Ave. Brighton, NY.  The Dakes were considered to be wealthy and were members of Rochester society.   William was a director of the Union Trust Company (1900) and the Traders National Bank (1919).   The Democrat and Chronicle notes he was struck by lighting in August 1916 while lowering a flag on a pole in front of his house.  He was burned and knocked unconscious but recovered a few days later.  He died in 1940 at his home at East Brighton, Rochester, N.Y.

AHAFCB. Clara O. Dake
Clara was born to parents Jabez W. and Mary Ann Ward Dake.

AHAFCC. Henry J. Dake
Henry was born to parents Jabez W. and Mary Ann Ward Dake.

AHAFCD. George C. Dake
George was born to parents Jabez W. and Mary Ann Ward Dake.

AHAFCE. Olivia A. Dake
Olivia was born to parents Jabez W. and Mary Ann Ward Dake. She married Washington G. Humphrey.

AHAFCF. Charles Alonzo Dake
Charles was born to parents Jabez W. and Mary Ann Ward Dake. He was part owner of the Dake Drug Company of Rochester, N.Y. with his brother William Ward Dake.

Clarissa was born in 1822 at Oakhill, Livingston Co., N.Y. to parents William Gould Dake and Orpha Miller. She married M. John Dixon at Nunda, N.Y. She died in 1872.

William was born on Dec. 27, 1824 to parents William Gould Dake and Orpha Miller. He married Pauline (last name unknown). He was a medical doctor. He died on Feb. 1, 1848, in Mt. Morris, N.Y.

Benjamin was born on December 16, 1831 at Portage, N.Y. to parents William Gould Dake, Jr. and Orpha Miller. His early education was received at Nunda, N.Y. He graduated at Union College in 1857, having been a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  He married, on Aug. 10, 1858 at Wayne, N.Y. to Delia Lousia (Lulu) O'Keefe at Palmyra, Wayne, New York.  (She died in 1876).     After receiving his literary honors, he turned his attention to the study of medicine and graduated at the Homoeopathic Medical College of Cleveland, Ohio in 1862. He settled in Mount Morris, Livingston County, N.Y. in 1862 and enlisted for the draft in the Civil War as a physician, he was listed as married.  After the War he lived in Mount Morris where he practiced his profession until 1866, when he removed to Pittsburgh, Penn. and entered into a professional partnership with Dr. Chauncy M. Dake, whom he succeed in practice in 1867. He had a large and lucrative practice, which afforded abundant evidence of his ability, and the estimation in which he was held. In his intercourse with physicians he was courteous and honorable. He was a Corporator of the Homoeopathic Hospital and Dispensary of Pittsburgh, Penn. and a member of its medical staff. He was a member of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, of the Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and served one term as President of the Homoeopathic Medical Society of Allegheny County, Penn. he retired and took up residence in Pasadena, CA where he spent his remaining years.  He married a second time on Dec. 23, 1880 to Anna M. McCague at Harshaville, Beaver, Pennsylvania, she survived him.  (Born Sept. 21, 1851 at Harshaville, Beaver, PA.  She died on Jan. 18, 1912 at San Francisco, California).   He died on Sept. 24, 1907 at Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California at the age of seventy-six years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.


AHAFFA. Daisy Gertrude Dake
Daisy was born on April 28, 1882 to parents Benjamin and Anna M. (McCague) Dake in Pennsylvania. She married a Mr. Vaile. She died on Sept. 2, 1943 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

AHAFFB. Benjamin Franklin Dake
Benjamin was born on Nov. 19, 1862 at Greenwood, NY to parents Benjamin and Delia (O'Keefe) Dake. He may have died early (prior to 1885).

AHAFFC. Anna Mildred Dake
Anna was born to parents Benjamin and Delia (O'Keefe) Dake.

AHAFFD. Benjamin Franklin Dake II
Benjamin was born on December 15, 1885 to parents Benjamin F. Dake and Anna McCague Dake. He married Martha Mildred Fleming on August 31, 1918 at Mission Inn, Riverside Co., CA. He died on June 5, 1952 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.


AHAFFDA. Benjamin Franklin Dake III
Benjamin was born January 27, 1927. He served as a Major in the US Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He died in Oct. 13,1997 and was buried at the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR.


AHAFFDAA. Benjamin Franklin Dake IV
Benjamin was born October 1951.

AHAFG. (Son) Dake
A son (name unknown) was born about 1825 to parents William Gould Dake, Jr. and Orpha Miller. He died of Typhoid Fever in about 1848 at the age of 23.