CECELIA (MARTIN) (MYER) DRAKE

B. April 16, 1914 in Lake County, IL
D. March 29, 1986 in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
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  • Father: Benjamin Johnson Martin born January 5, 1883 in Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL son of Bernard Francis Martin (1847-1906) and Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” (Barker) Martin (1849-1909); Benjamin died April 28, 1930 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; buried in Transfiguration Catholic Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, May 1, 1930, page 8:

“BEN MARTIN

Ben Martin, about 47 years old, died suddenly at his home near Round Lake Monday night.  He is survived by his wife and five children.  Clarence Martin of this city is a brother.
   Funeral services were held at Round Lake at 10 o’clock this Thursday morning with burial at Wauconda.”

“GRANBERG
Catherine Elizabeth Granberg, age 80, beloved wife for 62 years of Charles F. Granberg; loving mother of Coralyn (Ronald) Peters, Charles J. (Joanne), Ben (Kathleen), Cathy (Kurt, C.F.D.) Janus, Michael Granberg, C.P.D., Mary (Mike, ret. C.P.D.) Roach, also the late Frank Granberg; cherished grandmother of 16; and great-grandmother of nine.  Catherine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and caring friend to many.  She retired from the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  She had also worked at the Uptown Chicago Commission and the Edgewater Beach Hotel.  Member of the Sauganash Womens Club and Queen of All Saints Over 50’s Club.  Mrs. Granberg was an avid reader, gardner and crossword aficionada.  Born in what is now known as Round Lake, IL on Sept. 17, 1919.  Graduate of Grant Comm. H.S., Ingleside, IL,, also attended Truman Jr. College.  Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., to Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m.  Kindly omit flowers, donations to American Cancer Society appreciated. 773-736-3833″

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Ben Martin, head, age 37, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, occupation: farmer – dairy farm; Cora Martin, wife, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Vivian Martin, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois, Cecile Martin, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois, Benjamin Martin, son, age 1 11/12, single, born in Illinois; Catherine Martin, daughter, age 4/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Township of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: Ben Martin, head, age 47, married at age 25, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, occupation: farmer – general farm; Cora Martin, wife, age 47, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Cecil (sic) Martin, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Morriss (sic) Martin, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Catherine Martin, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living in the Sharon Subdivision the household members were: John Myer, head, age 29, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: timekeeper – WPA Project; Cecelia Myer, wife, age 26, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Delores Myer, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; June Myer, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Cora Martin, mother in law, age 56, widowed, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, May 17, 1986, page 8:

“DRAKE
Cecelia M. Drake, 71, of Los Vegas, NV., formerly of Round Lake, IL., beloved wife of the late John C. Myer and the late Ray C. Drake; dear mother of Joanne Myer, Dolores Gibbons, Lynn Van Dyke, Jack Richards and Robert Pegal; fond sister of Vivian Porteous and Catherine Granberg.  Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake.  223-8122.”

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