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DRAKE - reunion

Source: 1940s obituaries collected by Rose Marie Sutherlin provided to kbz via Betty Dotson (one great lady and genealogist – both were and ironically, I have been cleaning my genealogy things out and found this on the day Betty passed – probably had it for years when Rose Marie passed as fairly sure Betty received much of her things and Betty likely already had one of these)

The fourth reunion of the Drake family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Drake Sunday. At one o’clock the basket dinner was served cafeteria style and all were seated at small tables. The house was decorated with dahlias and gladiolis. The afternoon meeting was in charge of William Drake. With Mrs. William Drake at the piano and Mrs. Ward Mann leading, all sang Onward Christian Soldiers and the Lord’s Prayer was said in unison.  Reading of the minutes followed and the business session was conducted. Trella Drake asked that the reunion be held at his home next year. Officers were elected as follows: President, Paull Man; secretaries Mrs. Ward Mann and Mrs. Leslie Adkins. Miss Dorothy Grismore and Miss Grace Mann were appointed on the program committee. There was one birth, Gregory Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Carter, Jr. and one marriage, Miss Pauline Mann to AC McMasters since the last reunion. Mrs. Harley Rayphole read the history of the Drake family which originally came from England. The meeting adjourned and all enjoyed the moving pictures shown by Wilford Drake who took the movies while he was stationed in Africa and Italy. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mann and family, Nola and Grace Mann of Danville, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mann and son of Veedersburg; Mr. and Mrs. William Drake and son of Perrysville; Miss Dorothy Grismore of Indianapolis; Wilford Drake of Stockwell.  Mrs. Ettie Rennicker of Yeddo; Robert Grismore of Shipshewanna; Fine Drake of Silverwood; Mr. and Mrs. James Drake of Harveysburg; Mr. and Mrs. Harley Rayphole and son of Yeddo; Miss Doris Ephlin of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Janie Mann; Ivy Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ephlin and son, Mr. and Mrs. William Carter Jr and family; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Adkins and family; Mrs. Byron Grismore; Mr. and Mrs. Ward Mann and family; Mr. and Mrs. Trella Drake; Byron Lindley; Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Penick and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woody. – kbz

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