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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

1943 :: Death of Claud Drake

Claud F. Drake, 77, of Rockdale, Milam County, chamber of commerce manager and assistant night editor of The News, from 1911 to 1913, died at a Cameron hospital Thursday. Born in Macon, Ga., in 1866, he served newspapers in the capacity of reporter and editor in Alabama before coming to Texas. He wrote extensively for the Manufacturers Record and other trade journals and was active until his death in promoting oil development in Milam County. Drake was in chamber of commerce and newspaper work at Weatherford and Rockdale in his later years. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Elmwood Cemetery in Weatherford, where he will be buried beside his wife, the late Mrs. Annie Grace Drake, widely known newspaper writer and clubwoman. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Quintus T. Witte, Long Island, N.Y.; three grandchildren and three stepchildren, Mrs. Dunwoody D. Wier, Dallas; Austin E. Burges, Dallas, and Mrs. Grace Baldwin, Ventura, Calif. Dallas Morning News, July 2, 1943 

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