|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1819|
|Death: ||May 24, 1898|
Jane Carr was one of four daughters and five sons born in Pennsylvania to John Carr (b. 1789) and Mary Ann Parks (b. 1792).
She married William Drake on October 18, 1841. They had five children: George, West, Esther Drake Bonham Campbell, Mary Drake McGregor Keats, and Emma Drake Hatchfelt Farnham. Their second son, West, died just short of his 7th birthday and is buried in Pennsylvania.
In 1856 Jane and her family moved to Milwaukee and set up a boarding house called The Drake House. During the 1860's a niece, Amanda McCray Wettig, moved out from Pennsylvania to join her.
William and Jane Drake's oldest son, George C. Drake, died at the age of 18. He was the first Wisconsin soldier killed in the Civil War. George supposedly predicted his own death. His last dying word was said to be, "Mother".
Jane Drake was honored by the George C. Drake Post in Milwaukee, WI. She was appointed post mother and called "Mother Drake".
Jane was a member of The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the GAR Women's Relief Corps. She died in Milwaukee at her daughter's home.
Note: an extensive Carr family history was recorded in the 1960s and came down through Jane and William Drake's granddaughter, Flora Campbell Braddock, , and Flora's daughter, Esther Braddock Durham,. Much of the information recorded here came from those documents.
William Drake (1817 - 1886)
George C. Drake (1842 - 1861)*
J. West Drake (1845 - 1852)*
Esther Ann Drake Campbell (1847 - 1883)*
Mary F. Drake Keats (1852 - 1891)*
Emma Drake Farnham (1855 - 1941)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: Section 20, Block 14, Lot 5 & 6
Maintained by: Janet Marie
Originally Created by: Nadeen Sobottka
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102952440