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Spanish-American War veteran , wholesale grocer executive

Fred Raymond Drake, wholesale grocer executive, Spanish-American war veteran. Member Board Trade, Easton (honorary).


Drake, Fred Raymond was born on June 12, 1865 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel and Sarah (Arndt) Drake.


Bachelor of Arts, Lafayette College, 1886, A.M., 1889.


Entered mercantile business, 1886. President Drake & Company, Inc., wholesale grocers. Vice president First National Bk.

& Trust Company; president Fire Insurance Company of Northampton County, January 5, since 1925. Director Wahnetah Silk Company, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Assisted in recruiting Easton City Guard. Mustered into service, Pennsylvania National Guard, July 12, 1898, for Spanish-American War.

Elected First lieutenant at muster, captain, September 27, 1898. Appointed aide, brigade staff of General J. P. S. Gobin, December 14, 1900. Aide, div. staff, rank of major, April 6, 1906.

Retired January 5, 1912. Vice president. board Easton Public Library.


Member Board Trade, Easton (honorary).


Married Pearce Kinkead Fox, June 15, 1911. Children: Margaret Kinkead, Frederick Raymond.

Samuel Drake

Sarah (Arndt) Drake

Pearce Kinkead Fox

Margaret Kinkead Drake

Frederick Raymond Drake