Person: Thomas Sumner Drake

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Drake
  • ID: 2659
    Gender: Male
    Date of Birth: Knw 04-18-1887
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: Year 1961
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Like several others in the family, Thomas Drake farmed in Ottawa County until the late 1920s, and then moved to Kansas City to work in the Stockyards. He married Beatrice June Leach and together they had nine children: Vernon, Jane, Nadene, Bonnie, Maurice, Jean, Betty, Thomas, and Iona. Coincidentally, Beatrice was Angie Leach Billington's sister, so Howard Billington's daughters and Tom Drake's children are first cousins. Many of his descendants still live in the Kansas City area. His daughter Iona Learned is now 83 years old and living in Manhattan, Kansas.
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April 18, 1887

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


Year 1961