William Alfred Drake (1897 - 1949)

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William Alfred Drake
1897 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
William Alfred Drake was born in 1897. He was born to Drake Hugh Drake and Agnes Rainey Drake, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 52 years of age.


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Drake Hugh Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Agnes Rainey Drake

Warnambool, Australia


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William Alfred Drake died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 52 years of age. He was born in 1897. He was born to Drake Hugh Drake and Agnes Rainey Drake, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1897, in the year that William Alfred Drake was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1909, at the age of only 12 years old, William was alive when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1913, he was 16 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1922, by the time he was 25 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1949, in the year of William Alfred Drake's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Other William Drakes

William Thomas Drake
around 1922 - Feb 1, 1943
William Stanley Drake
Died: Oct 2, 1942
William Robert Drake
around 1918 - Oct 3, 1943
William Newham Drake
around 1900 - Jan 20, 1918
William Joseph Drake
Died: May 12, 1916
William John Drake
around 1920 - Jun 12, 1943
William John Drake
Died: Sep 30, 1916
William Henry Drake
around 1918 - Jun 8, 1940
William Henry Drake
around 1883 - Nov 7, 1914
William Henry Drake
Died: Oct 18, 1916
William Henry Drake
Died: Aug 13, 1915
William Henry Drake
around 1887 - Jan 16, 1918
William Henry Drake
around 1898 - Oct 27, 1918
William H. Drake
Died: Apr 26, 1918
William Frederick Drake
Died: Sep 16, 1916
William Edward Roger Drake
around 1883 - Jun 4, 1915
William Bruce Drake
around 1923 - Mar 3, 1943
William Benjamin Drake
around 1891 - Aug 21, 1915
William Arthur Drake
around 1920 - Dec 7, 1942

Other Drakes

Drake Hugh Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Agnes Rainey Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Shirley Ann Drake
Died: 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Drake Louis Alfred Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Agnes Walters Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Francis Drake
1884 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
Drake Robert Drake

Ballarat, Australia
Emily Harris Drake

Ballarat, Australia
Henry David Drake
1866 - 1951
Emld Hill, Australia
John Hawkins Drake

Emld Hill, Australia
Hannah Mitchell Drake

Emld Hill, Australia
Clara Drake
1871 - 1951
Kew, Australia
David Drake

Kew, Australia
K N Drake

Kew, Australia
Violet Drake
1901 - 1951
Fston, Australia
White William Drake

Fston, Australia
Sarah Cainplatt Drake

Fston, Australia
Isabella Drake
1883 - 1951
Warnambool, Australia
Hugh Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Agnes Rainey Drake

Warnambool, Australia

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Drake Hugh Drake

Warnambool, Australia
Agnes Rainey Drake

Warnambool, Australia
William Leslie Marfell
1885 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Marfell John Marfell

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Ann Thresher Marfell

Warnambool, Australia
Alb John Riches
1879 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Riches William Money Riches

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Davis Riches

Warnambool, Australia
Joseph Albert Anderson
1872 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Anderson James Anderson

Warnambool, Australia
Elizabeth England Anderson

Warnambool, Australia
Emily Jane Hornsby
1868 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Hornsby Thomas Hornsby

Warnambool, Australia
Eliza Gammon Hornsby

Warnambool, Australia
Henry David Arrell
1890 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Arrell Thomas Arrell

Warnambool, Australia
Isabella White Arrell

Warnambool, Australia
Nora Troy
1879 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Troy Michael Troy

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Sharp Troy

Warnambool, Australia
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