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Perry Walker "PW" Draucker
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1849
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1936
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA

Twentieth century history of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and representative citizens"

PERRY W. DRAUCKER, whose valua-
ble farm of 100 acres is situated in Brady
township, about two and one-half miles east
of Luthersburg, owns also a one-half interest
in 250 acres of timber land, lying in Union
township. He was born on his Brady town-
ship farm, April 5, 1849, and is a son of Isaac
and Mary (Bloom) Draucker, the youngest
son and the next youngest child born in a fam-
ily of fifteen children.

Perry W. Draucker spent his boyhood on
the home farm and assisted his father to clear
it. In early manhood he learned the harness
making trade, working for two years under
Levi Flegal, at Luthersburg, and later worked
at this trade in Clarion county. After his mar-
riage he bought the home farm and also the
hotel which had been established by his father
on the stage route and had been operated by
his mother after the death of the father. Mr.
Draucker conducted the hotel, under license,
until 1894 when he moved to DuBois, where
he took charge of the old DuBois House, on
the east side of the borough, and continued
there for three years, moving then to Clear-
field, where he operated what was then known
as the Manton House but has been conducted
as the Hotel Dimehng, for six years. When
he gave up that hostelry he took charge of the
Windsor Hotel, at Clearfield, and remained in
the hotel business three years more and then
returned to the farm. This is valuable land
both as to productiveness in the way of agri-
culture and also on account of a vein of coal
underlying. In 1884 Mr. Draucker sustained
the loss of his building from fire, but he at
once rebuilt and his handsome residence is one
of the finest in the township, containing four-
teen rooms, heated by a modern furnace and
equipped with a cold and hot water system.

On August II, 1870, Mr. Draucker was
married to Miss Margaret Clark, a daughter
of William and Jane (Rafferty) Clark. The
father and mother of Mrs. Draucker were both
born in Ireland and he was twenty and she
fifteen years of age when they came to Amer-
ica. They lived at Grampian, Pa., for many
years, where the father died in 1857 aged
forty-nine years and the mother in 1893, aged
seventy-seven years. Margar"- Clark was the
second born in her parents' family, the others
being: James B., John, Edward, William,
Joseph, Sarah Jane, Mary A. and Thomas
Augustus. John and Edward are deceased.
Sarah Jane is the wife of George Erick and
Mary A. is the wife of Harry Yost.

Mr. and Mrs. Draucker have had four chil-
dren : Maude, Mary, Blanche and Frank. Maude
married Austin Kirk, who is deceased and is
survived by five children: Vivian, Draucker
and Blanche, twins, Joseph and Margaret B.
Mrs. Kirk lives at DuBois. Mary, who is now
deceased, married Joseph Smiley, also de-
ceased, and they are survived by two children,
Helen Dorothy and Lois, both of whom live
with their grandparents. Blanche lives at
home, and Frank is in a railroad office at Du-
Bois. In politics Mr. Draucker is a Demo-
crat. He is a member of a number of the
leading fraternal organizations, including: the
Odd Fellows, at DuBois; the Elks at DuBois;
the Knights of Pythias at New Salem, and the
Red Men at Clearfield. He is one of the well
known representative and substantial men of
Brady township.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Isaac Draucker (1806 - 1852)
  Mary Bloom Draucker (1810 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Clark Draucker (1846 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Maude D Draucker Kirk (1871 - 1961)*
  Mary Draucker Smiley (1873 - 1907)*
  Blanche Draucker (1875 - 1969)*
  Francis Peter Draucker (1892 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Draucker (____ - 1865)*
  Levi Draucker (1831 - 1889)*
  Catherine Draucker Smith (1832 - 1904)*
  Leah Draucker Goodlander (1834 - 1904)*
  Ellen Draucker Flegal (1837 - 1919)*
  Hannah Draucker Holley (1839 - 1922)*
  Harvey J Draucker (1844 - 1930)*
  Eliza Draucker Rogers (1846 - 1931)*
  Arthur M Draucker (1847 - 1931)*
  Perry Walker Draucker (1849 - 1936)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Luthersburg Union Cemetery
Luthersburg
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Michael Rafferty
Originally Created by: Carol Laughlin
Record added: Aug 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41199010
Perry Walker PW Draucker
Added by: Michael Rafferty
 
Perry Walker PW Draucker
Added by: Carol Laughlin
 
Perry Walker PW Draucker
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Added by: Carol Laughlin
 
 
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Granddad Draucker. Touched your grave on 14 June 13. I send my love to you. Your Grandson Michael
- Michael Rafferty
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
REST IN PEACE!
- Janet Kaminsky
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
 
 
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