FRANCES L. (DRAKE) BEYER

B. February 12, 1913
D. August 11, 1967
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  • Father: Howard E. Drake born May 25, 1875; died June 1950; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake County, IL; According to the Independent Register, Thursday, June 15, 1950: Howard Eugene Drake Funeral Services Held – “Funeral services were held Saturday at the Ray-Burnett funeral home for Howard Eugene Drake who died Thursday at Lake Villa and who formerly resided in Libertyville.  Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.  He was born May 25, 1875, at Greenfield.  He was married to Anna Kunke on April 30, 1912, at Libertyville.  His wife and the following children survive: Frances Beyer, Round Lake; Agnes Westphal, Round Lake; Marjorie Walker, Libertyville; Anna Mae Mars, Libertyville; Elizabeth Jacobsen, Libertyville; John, Howard Jr., and James.  Two stepsons, Henry and Walter Kuehl; a stepfather, G. A. Rowton, Palmyra; a sister, Mrs. Tura DeMunbrum, Palmyra and six grandchildren also survive.”
  • Mother: Anna M. (Kunke) Drake born December 20, 1885 daughter of William Kunke (1858-1939) and Caroline “Lena” (Maas) Kunke (1866-1938); died July 14, 1954 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Independent Register, Thursday, July 15, 1954: Anna M. Drake, 68, Buried Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery – Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna M. Drake, 68, who died at her home at 404 First St., Libertyville Wednesday night, July 14, were conducted Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Libertyville. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery.  Born Dec. 20, 1885, in Park Ridge, Mrs. Drake had spent most of her life in Libertyville.  She was a member of the Ladies Aid of St. John’s Church.  Drake was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in June 1950.  Survivors include five sons, Walter of Zion, Howard and Henry of Round Lake, and James and John, Libertyville; five daughters, Mrs. Frances Bayer (sic), Mrs. Agnes Westphal and Mrs. Betty Jacobsen all of Round lake, and Mrs. Marjorie Walker and Mrs. Anna Mae Mors, both of Libertyville; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Francke, Waukegan; and four brothers, Albert Kunke, Waukegan, and Edward, William and Fred Kunke all of Libertyville.  Friends called at the Ray-Burnett Funeral Home on West Park Ave. Libertyville.”
  • Husband: Louis Albert Beyer born January 5, 1906 in Little Wolf, Waupaca County, WI son of August Beyer (1868-1923) and Elizabeth (Brown) Beyer (1878-1982); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Louis died November 1981.
  • Children:
    1. Robert Louis Beyer born November 25, 1936 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Robert died January 1982
  • Half Siblings:
  • Siblings:
    • John W. Drake born May 23, 1915 in Illinois; Army veteran, SSGT WW II; John died February 19, 1972; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Agnes Marie (Drake} Westphal born June 15, 1917 in Palmyra, Macoupin County, IL; died June 1983
    • Marjory J. Drake born about 1919 in Illinois
    • Anna Mae (Drake) Mors born May 17, 1922; last residence in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Anna died August 23, 2008; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Elizabeth “Betty” (Drake) Jacobsen Uselman born August 19, 1924 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; married Frank J. Uselman; last residence in Fort Collins, Larimer County, CO; died August 9, 2000
    • Howard William Drake born June 8, 1926 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Army veteran (1944-1946); last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Howard died October 18, 1992 in Milwaukee County, WI
    • James Milton Drake born November 6, 1927 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; veteran; last residence in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; James died March 16, 2002; According to an unnamed newspaper: “James M. Drake – James M. Drake, 74, of Libertyville, IL passed away suddenly Saturday, March 16, 2002 at his home. He was born November 6, 1927 in Libertyville, where he remained a resident all his life.  He was a 1946 graduate of Libertyville Township High School and was a US Army Veteran, having served in Japan following World War II.  Jim was a member of the Libertyville VFW Post #8741 and a retired employee of the Frank G. Hough Co.-International Harvester Corp. in Libertyville.  Following retirement he enjoyed life as a ranger at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Mundelein.  Surviving are his wife Delores “Dee” Drake; two children, Timothy (Mary) Drake of Gages Lake and Pamela (Tom) Schmidt of Wildwood; four grandchildren, Randy, Danny, Derek and David; and one sister, Anna Mae Mors of Libertyville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Anna (nee) Kunke) Drake, by his brothers, John and Howard Drake and Walter and Henry Kuehl and his sisters, Marge, Fran, Agnes and Betty.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at BURNETT-DANE FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, with Deacon Robert Matthews of St. Joseph Parish, officiating.  Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Lakeside Cemetery Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 500, Libertyville, IL 60048.  Info: 847-362-3009.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Barr Township, Macoupin County, IL the household members were: Howard E. Drake, head, age 44, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: farmer – general farm; Anna Drake, wife, age 34, married, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Walter Drake, son age 14, sing, born in Illinois; Henry Drake, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Frances Drake, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; John Drake, son, age 4 6/12, single, born in Illinois; Agnes Drake, daughter, age 2 1/12, single, born in Illinois; Marjorie Drake, daughter, age 2/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living at 219 Fair Street, the household members were: Howard E. Drake, head, age 54, married at age 35, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – odd jobs; Annie Drake, wife, age 44, married at age 18, born in Illinois, father born Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: house cleaner – private homes; Frances E. Drake, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laundress – hospital; John W. Drake, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Agnes Drake, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Marjory J. Drake, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Anna M. Drake, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Elizabeth Drake, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Howard Drake Jr., son, age 3, single, born in Illinois; James M. Drake, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Walter J. Kuehl, step son, age 25, single, born in Illinois, occupation: truck driver – building contractor; Henry Kuehl, step son, age 22, single, born in Illinois, occupation: apprentice carpenter – dwellings.

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