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Frances Ruth Campbell Drake
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Birth: Feb., 1868
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1889
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA

Obituary excerpts: Nemaha County Spectator, Wetmore KS, Friday, Dec. 6, 1889, page 4: "SAD DEMISE, Mrs. Frances R. Drake Passes Away During the Absence of Her Husband."
Excerpts from 2nd paragraph:
"On Monday last, Dec. 2d, 1889, Mrs. Frances R. Drake, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Campbell, of Ontario, answered the summons of the "pale messenger." She was raised in this county, received the education the public school system affords, and attended Campbell University (endowed by her uncle, Hon. A. G. Campbell) . . . Nearly three years ago she gave her hand in marriage to L. M. Drake. She leaves one child--a boy about one year old. Her demise was made more painful from the fact that her husband was absent, in the state of Washington, at the time of her death and could not arrive in time for the funeral . . .From the time of her birth twenty-two summers elapsed before that dread disease--consumption--carried her to her grave. . . ."
[Research Note: the child was Henry Victor DRAKE, born 9 Dec. 1888 at Ontario, Kansas.]

Spouse: Linus M. DRAKE. Married in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, 13 April 1887, by Rev. S. Gascoigne.

Parents: John Henry CAMPBELL & Sarah V. WILLIAMS.

Siblings: Henry Green CAMPBELL, married Hattie May BAILEY; Mary Laura CAMPBELL, married George A. CORDON.

Son: Henry Victor DRAKE, Find A Grave Memorial #53503218, buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena, Norton County, Kansas.

Other sources:
The Holton Weekly Signal, Jackson County, Wed., 11 Dec. 1889, Circleville item. (Death of Mrs. Frankie DRAKE.)

Book: "Kansas Pioneers" by Topeka Kansas Genealogical Society, page 283-283, The Campbells.

Book: "Surname Occurrences from 1887-1889, Book 2." by Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon. From Newspapers: The Dalles Weekly Mountaineer; The Dalles Weekly Times; The Dalles Sun. Book pages: 18 (marriage). 149 (birth of son).

Nemaha County, Kansas Census: 1870 in Granade Township, Frances age 2; 1875 in Wetmore Township, Franckie age 7; 1880 in Wetmore Township, Frances age 12; 1885 in Wetmore Township, Frances age 16. 
Family links: 
  John Henry Campbell (1832 - 1894)
  Sarah V Williams Campbell (1840 - 1894)
  Henry Victor Drake (1888 - 1966)*
  Henry Green Campbell (1862 - 1913)*
  Frances Ruth Campbell Drake (1868 - 1889)
  Mary Laura Campbell Cordon (1870 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Ontario Cemetery
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Jan Fenter
Record added: Nov 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44786694
Frances Ruth <i>Campbell</i> Drake
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Frances Ruth <i>Campbell</i> Drake
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