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Abiram Thomas Drakeley
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1844
Cottage Grove
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1914
Dunn County
North Dakota, USA


Bismarck daily tribune., July 31, 1914
Bismarck, North Dakota
Cottonwood Lake, N. D., July 30.—
The body of A. T. Drakeley, aged 70, was found in a pool of water half a mile from his home, eleven miles southeast from Cottonwood Lake. Life was extinct when the body was found. The water was about two feet deep. Mr. Drakeley has been living in this vicinity for many years and was very active for his age. About a month ago he made an overland trip to Montana to trade horses, and while on this trip received a sunstroke. Ever since then his mind has been affected. On the afternoon of his demise he was at the home of his son, William, about a mile west from his own place. Mrs. William was planning on attending a thimble party somewhere in the neighborhood, so left her father-in-law at home, telling him she would take him to his home when she returned. He did not wait for her and started to walk home alone. This was in the afternoon. In the evening he was found lying bare headed, face down, in a pool of water beside the road, half a mile west of the Angis postoffice. He had both hands up to his face, just as though he bad been bathing his forehead when be fell in.
Deceased leaves a wife and two sons and their family, all highly respected and well-to-do. Mr. Drakeley is a civil war veteran and served as sheriff in the eastern part of state.

Family links: 
  William Drakeley (1818 - 1863)
  Julia Eliza Barnes Drakeley (1820 - 1901)
  Adelaide Francis King Drakeley (1846 - 1904)*
  Jessie Adelaide Drakeley Oxton (1876 - 1935)*
  Abiram Thomas Drakeley (1844 - 1914)
  George Drakeley (1846 - 1847)*
  Julia Drakeley Thomas (1855 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Sherbrooke Cemetery
Steele County
North Dakota, USA
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Originally Created by: lk51t
Record added: Jun 02, 2010
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Abiram Thomas Drakeley
Added by: JD
Abiram Thomas Drakeley
Added by: JD
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23rd Wisconsin Infantry; Company I
- Jean Howe Gladem
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- JD
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Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be. A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.We all have different journeys different paths along the way. We all were meant to learn some things but never meant to stay. GODSPEED//REST WELL
- Jeannie
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