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Walter Hugh Drane, I
Birth: Jan. 8, 1832
Prattsburg
Talbot County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1905
Batesville
Panola County
Mississippi, USA

Walter H. Drane & Mary F. Spencer married Oct. 21, 1858, in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

Walter & Mary were second cousins, both being great grandchildren of John & Sallie Spencer:
1 John Spencer (1745-1828) & Sallie/Sarah Watkins (1748-1786)
2 Frances A. Spencer & Jesse Winfrey
3 Martha Hughes Winfrey & William Piles Drane Jr
4 Walter Hugh Drane I & Mary Frances Spencer

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Obituary, The Weekly Panolian,
Batesville, Panola County, Miss.
March 30, 1905

Death of Dr. W. H. Drane.

Last Tuesday evening Dr. W. H. Drane died at his home in Batesville, after an illness that had lasted a long time. For more than a year his health had been so feeble that he hardly ever came out on the street. It gradually grew worse, and lately he had not left hits home. Tuesday afternoon he went to his room to take a nap, as usual. He stayed inside a long time, and members of the family who looked in to see how he was getting on, saw him apparently asleep. About five o'clock some one went inside the room and touched him, when it was discovered that he had peacefully died.

Walter Hugh Drane was born January 8, 1832, in Columbia county, Georgia. He was raised in Talbot county, Georgia, and graduated at the University Medical School of New York in 1854. He came back to his native state, practiced medicine until the civil war, when he went out as a surgeon of the Twenty-Seventh Georgia Volunteers. He served until the close of the war.

When the struggle was over he returned to peaceable pursuits, and in 1866 moved to Panola county, Miss. just a few miles southwest of the town, where he lived until a few years ago, when he took up his residence in Batesville.

Dr. Drane quit the practice of medicine to give his entire attention to farming, and be was successful at it. It was said to the writer the day he died that many of his neighbors had been successful because they followed the examples he set.

He was a popular christian gentleman, one whose life was so shaped that he had not an enemy that we ever heard of. When the body was carried to Batesville Cemetery to be laid to rest, a vast crowd of his friends followed the remains to pay the last tribute of respect.

Among those who attended his funeral was an old negro woman, Fannie Parker, ninety years old, who nursed him in his infancy. Aunt Fannie was born in Georgia, was a faithful attendant of Dr. Drane in his infancy, came to Panola county with him in 1866, and was with those who saw him laid to final rest. He was popular with all the colored people who had dealings with him.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Piles Drane (1800 - 1870)
  Martha Hughes Winfrey Drane (1806 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Frances Spencer Drane (1838 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  William Winfrey Drane (1870 - 1870)*
  Walter Hugh Drane (1871 - 1957)*
  Louisa Neal Drane Lester (1875 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Minerva Spencer Drane Mathews (1828 - 1873)*
  William H Winfrey Drane (1830 - 1910)*
  Walter Hugh Drane (1832 - 1905)
  Mary Julia Drane Mathews (1834 - 1896)*
  Andrew Jackson Drane (1837 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WALTER HUGH
DRANE
BORN
JAN. 8, 1832
DIED
MAR. 28, 1905
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AN HONEST MAN IS THE NOBLEST
WORK OF GOD
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Batesville
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot C-75
 
Maintained by: Dorsey Barnes Drane
Originally Created by: Panola County Gal
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
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Walter Hugh Drane, I
Added by: Dorsey Barnes Drane
 
Walter Hugh Drane, I
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Private, Company E, 45th Regiment (Taylor Volunteers), Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A (4 Mar 1862 - 5 Jan 1863) Surgeon, 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A (6 Jan 1863 - 26 Apr 1865)
- Dorsey Barnes Drane
 Added: Jul. 9, 2011

- JUDY L.
 Added: Dec. 27, 2010
Walter enlisted as a Private in Company E, 45th Georgia Infantry. He was later commissioned Surgeon of the 27th Georgia Infantry Regiment.
- Dan McCaskill
 Added: Nov. 19, 2010
 
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