Death of Pitt Drake.
Mr. Pitt Drake, well known in this vicinity, died suddenly on Monday night, August-2, at his own supper ta¬ ble, in Chicago, and his remains were brought here by his wife on Wednes¬ day, to the home of his only sister, Mrs. Abram Gregoire. The funeral will be held to-day (Thursday) at two o'clock at the Episcopal church, and interment to-morrow in Oakland Cemetery, San¬ dusky, where his parents, Col. and Mrs. Drake, and other friends are buried.
Besides his widow he leaves two���brothers, Rush Drake, of Cincinnati, j and Benj. Drake, a soldier at the Day¬ ton Home, and a sister, Mrs. Gregoire.
Deceased was born in Sandusky in 1840. He learned the printer's trade at the Register office under Henry G. Cooke and worked there several years. He was one of the best known old time ] printers in the country, working in many cities east, west and south, and had hosts of friends everywhere. He worked on the Chicago Tribune before the war, and served his country through the rebellion. He returned to his trade after Lee's surrender. He was a mem¬ ber of Typographical Union Xo. 10. which order had charge of the funeral arrangements in Chicago, one of their number accompanying the widow with the body to Catawba Island. He was also a Mason of high degree.
Mr. Drake had suffered from heart trouble for several months and had felt the oppressive heat of the summer very much, and his sudden death is at¬ tributed to these causes. His widow and sister have the sympathy of this entire community, %-<*r '&?'
Catawba Island, Aug. 5, 1897. L ; =— —*—-——
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