Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: James Weldon Drake

Reverend James Weldon Drake
  born Feb 17 1900
died Mar 13 1977

and his wife,
Corrie E. Nichols Drake
born Sep 24 1906
died Feb 08 2005

laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery,
Hilliard, Florida

James was the son of Rev. William John Drake and Emma Vermell Harrell Drake.
He was the brother of Nealie Drake Tapley, my grandmother.
Thus, he was my grand uncle.

While James' headstone lists his middle name as "Walden," all other sources state "Weldon."
James' date of birth is listed on his headstone as the 17th; all sources I have indicate the correct date is the 16th.
Also, Corrie's headstone lists her year of birth as 1907; however, based on the age listed in her obituary and what she stated on the Florida state census, she was actually born in 1906.
Either I have a lot of errors or the headstone does.

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