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Corp Simeon Randolph Drake
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1841
Somerset County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1904
Western Springs
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Simeon Randolph Drake was born on Sept. 6, 1841 at Washington Valley, Somerset, New Jersey to Randolph Drake and Jane Elizabeth Fitz-Randolph. Simeon served as a Corporal in Company E 47 Illinois U.S. Infantry during the Civil War. Simeon joined on Aug. 16, 1861 from Peoria, Illinois. He was enlisted by Capt. Baker at age 21 for a period of three (3) years. His description is as follows; Single, 5'10", Brown Hair, Gray Eyes, Light Complexion, Occupation; Farmer, Residence; Delavan, Tazewell Co, IL. He was discharged for wounds on Oct. 9, 1863. He married Martha Mason Cheever on June 29, 1865 at Delavan, Tazewell, Illinois. Simeon Randolph Drake died on Dec. 30, 1904 at Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois. Simeon was buried at Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota.

Civil War Detail Report for Drake, Simeon R., courtesy of http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/CivilWarController 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Mason Cheever Drake (1835 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Nellie Arnold Drake Dow (1874 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Lost an arm during the Civil War.
 
Burial:
Plankinton Cemetery
Plankinton
Aurora County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Bruce J. Black
Record added: Dec 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12795620
Corp Simeon Randolph Drake
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Corp Simeon Randolph Drake
Added by: Rich Clingman
 
Corp Simeon Randolph Drake
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Grand Army of the Republic Medal, Civil War.
- Bruce J. Black
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011
Simeon served in Company E 47 Illinois Infantry during the Civil War
- Tom Mauer
 Added: Jul. 12, 2010
"An American Hero"
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009
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