Person: Martha Drake

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Drake
  • ID: 2664
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 01-13-1888
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: Knw 12-16-1894
    Location of Death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Biography/Notes:
    The youngest Drake girl was always known by her nickname “Marchie.” She married John S. Hale, a lawyer, in 1907. After the birth of their daughter Jewell in 1908, the family seemed to be on the rise in Miami, when John ran into trouble later that year. According to a short notice in the Miami News-Herald, he was arrested for impersonating a federal officer and was held at the Muskogee, Oklahoma, jail. After he was found guilty, the family moved away from Miami for a fresh start. John Hale returned to law after a short time, practicing in Muskogee by 1912. John was 23 years older than Marchie, and it is unclear what happened to him thereafter, but by 1920, Marchie was married to W. W. Runkle and living in Hugo, Oklahoma. She was living in Oklahoma City when she passed away in 1984.

  • Marchie Hale
  • Marchie Runkle


January 13, 1888

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...


December 16, 1894

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma