John Drake (1890 - 1972)

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Lakeland, Polk County, Florida

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Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

Monahan-Nelson wedding announcement

Monahan-Nelson wedding announcement

Angie Drake

Angie Drake

Gerta Nascher Drake

Gerta Nascher Drake

Sophie Rebecca Drake

Sophie Rebecca Drake

Janet Ann Drake

Janet Ann Drake

Janet Ann Drake

Janet Ann Drake

Peter Charles Drake

Peter Charles Drake

D'urban John Tyrwhitt-drake

D'urban John Tyrwhitt-drake

Valda (Truax) Drake

Valda (Truax) Drake

Ernest Dobson 1933 CA Lowell High School

Ernest Dobson 1933 CA Lowell High School

Jessie Drake, a Butler Teacher

Jessie Drake, a Butler Teacher

Carl Drake & Virgie Armstead

Carl Drake & Virgie Armstead

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Silmon Wedding Photo Sir Francis Drake Monahan-Nelson wedding announcement Angie Drake

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1890 - In the year that John Drake was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

1896 - At the age of just 6 years old, John was alive when on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

1946 - By the time he was 56 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1957 - When he was 67 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1972 - In the year of John Drake's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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John Drake died in November 1972 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was born on August 2, 1890. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Drake had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.

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