Allotment #12: William Wayne Drake


William Wayne Drake

Born: 16 December 1868  Died: 28 January 1936

The eldest son of Milton Drake and Siipiihkwa (Jane Drake), Wayne was born just a few years prior to the relocation to Indian Territory. Always known by his middle name, Wayne married Aletha “Birdie” Brandon in 1895.  They had four children: Arizona (“Zona”), Moreland, Clarence, and Fred.  A farmer by trade, Wayne and his family moved quite a bit, spending several years in Edna, Kansas, but also Parkman, Wyoming, and they ended up in Santa Monica, California just a few years before Wayne’s death.