Thursday, February 7, 2019

Benjamin W Drake


Photographer:
"Dake and Wife"
(see note at far right)

Photographer:
B. W. Drake
Bellville Ohio

Benjamin W. Drake
1855-1932

1855 Apr 03

Ohio, Find-A-Grave Benjamin W Drake is born to Daniel Asbuty Drake and Jane Lane
1885 - 1886
Genealogy.com Bulletin Drake as photographer in Bellville, Ohio
1885
Unknown location, 1900 US Census, B W Drake marries Nora T
1887
Ohio, 1900 US census, son Artie Drake born
1887 Mar 17
Richwood (OH) Gazette. News item says Drake, from West Mansfield, is taking picture at schools in Northwestern Ohio
1888 Nov 22
Richwood (OH) Gazette ad for Mrs Drakes millinery store
1889
Ohio, 1900 US census, son Thomas E Drake is born
1890 Dec 25
Richwood (OH) Gazette news item says Mr and Mrs Drake of MT Vernon (OH) are visiting Richwood

1891 May 28
Richwood (OH) Gazette small ad for Mrs Drake's millinery
1896 - 1897
Genealogy.com Bulletin Drake as photographer in Loudenville, Ohio
1898
Toledo, OH, city directory, Benjamin W Drake as photographer; res 523 Wisconsin; note: NOT listed in business pages
1899
Toledo, OH, city directory Benjamin W Drake as photographer at 922 Starr av; res 522 Wisconsin
1890 Dec 25
Richwood (OH) Gazette news item says Mr and Mrs Drake of MT Vernon (OH) are visiting Richwood
1891 May 28
Richwood (OH) Gazette small ad for Mrs Drakes millinery
1890 Dec 25
Richwood (OH) Gazette news item says Mr and Mrs Drake of MT Vernon (OH) are visiting Richwood
1891 May 28
Richwood (OH) Gazette small ad for Mrs Drake's millinery


1900 Jun 01
Hanover, OH, US census, as photographer
1903 May 09
Ashland, OH, Drake’s wife Elinora Templeton McCready dies
1904
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Drake NOT listed
1906
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Drake NOT listed
1908
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Benjamin Drake as photographer with Am Photo View Co; son Artie same address, no spouse shown
1908
Richland, OH, 1910 US census, Drake marries Hattie I.
1910
Richland, OH, 1910 US census, Drake as photographer; wife Hattie listed as “asst Photographer”
1912 Jan 03 to Jun 26
Bulletin of Photography news item says B W Drake has purchased the Rapid Studio from Charles Beach of Mansfield, OH
1912
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Drake as mngr Rapid Studio, 74 ½ Main; res 214 e 2nd
1912 Jan 06
Mansfield (OH) News Journal small ad for Rapid Studio at 74 ½ Main

1914 Apr 06
Mansfield (OH) News Journal, society note about Mrs B W Drake
1915, 1917, 1920
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Drake as photographer at 74 ½ Main; res 68 w 4th
1921 Jun 16
Medina (OH) Sentinel news item says Drake and Wife from Mansfield were operating the Forrest MCDowell business during an illness, have returned home
1922
Mansfield, OH, city directory, Drake NOT listed
1922 Jan 22
Richwood(OH) Gazette news item says B “F” Drake the photographer is suffering from a broken wrist
1922 Aug 03
Richwood (OH) Gazette small display ad for B W Drake
1925 Feb 19
Richwood(OH) Gazette small item says Drake and wife visit Drake’s nephew
1930 Apr 22
Richwood, OH, US Census Drake as photographer; res 2 ½ n Franklin st
1932 Oct 14
Ashland County, county records, B W Drake dies at age 77

The photograph at the far left was probably done around 1910 just after the marriage to Hattie I. Drake in 1908, as she is listed in the 1910 US Census as “Assistant Photographer” and not so in the 1920 Census. This is probably Drake not "Dake" as the imprint shows, and it is assumed here that the card is a miss-print. If a "Dake" ever does show up as a photographer, it will be changed here.

The near left might have been done any time between 1885 and 1908 or 1920 and 1930.

Richwood(OH)Gazette - 17 Mar 1887


Richwood(OH)Gazette - 22 Nov 1888

Bulletin of Photography - 1912 3 Jan to 26 Jun


Richwood(OH)Gazette - 28 May 1891


News Journal - 06 Jan 1912


Medina Sentinel - 16 Jun 1921


Richwood(OH)Gazette - 12 Jan 1922

Richwood(OH)Gazette - 03 Aug 1922


Richwood(OH)Gazette - 19 Feb 1925

Marion Star - 15 Oct 1932

Richwood(OH)Gazette - 20 Oct 1932



photographer: B W Drake
Bellville, OH
example from auction site

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