William Orlan Drake

William Orlan Drake

Male 1923 - 2009  (86 years)

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  • Name William Orlan Drake 
    Born 10 Mar 1923  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 08 Dec 1941 
    World War II - South Pacific Theater
    US Army - Tank Driver
    Three Bronze Stars
    Honorably Discharged 1945/6 
    Bill Drake - World War II (Pacific Theater)
    Bill Drake - World War II (Pacific Theater)
    US M10 Tank "Conchita"
    Died 30 May 2009  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memorial Service - William O. Drake (June 3, 2009)
    Memorial Service - William O. Drake (June 3, 2009)
    Buried Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William O. Drake, 86, of 151 N. Main Street, passed away Saturday (May 30, 2009) at the Hornell Gardens.
      Born in Hornell, March 10, 1923, the son of William H. and Mary Perry Drake, he had resided in Hornell his entire life. He was a graduate of Hornell High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell. Bill served his country as a member of the United States Army during WWII, and was a member of the Hornell American Legion Post. He had been employed as a supervisor at Stern & Stern Textiles in Hornell until his retirement. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman, was very active in the scouting program, an avid sports enthusiast, and an especially ardent New York Yankees fan.
      He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Burley; and three brothers, Malcolm, Thorl and Perry Drake.
      He is survived by his wife, Margaret Burdett Drake, whom he married on May 1, 1947; three sons, William J., Daniel W., and Douglas M.(Lynda) Drake, all of Hornell; one sister, Yvonne ?Bub? Stilson of Geneva; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Zachary, Holly, Emma, Catie and Hayley; and two great-grandchildren.
      The family will be present to receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. A graveside service will take place at the Hornell Rural Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Michael Childs officiating.
    Person ID I1406  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father William Henry Drake,   b. 26 Oct 1895, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1965, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mary E. Perry,   b. 21 May 1896, Cameron Mills, Rathbone, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1950, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1916  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Viola Burdett,   b. 14 Sep 1926, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2017, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 May 1947  Big Creek, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William O. and Margaret (Burdett) Drake
    William O. and Margaret (Burdett) Drake
    Children 
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    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1923 - Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1947 - Big Creek, Fremont, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 2009 - Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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