Sheddsville Cemetery, West Windsor, VT
3 days @ 40 lbs./mo. = 4 lbs. 30 miles @ .4 lbs./mi.= 10 lbs. = 14 lbs. "He married Elizabeth Reynolds, March 23, 1779 in South Kingston, R.I. Emmanuel Case married them. (She was born Nov. 30, 1761 at N. Kingston, Washington Co., RI and died April 25, 1832). His first child, George Washington Dake, was born at Littlerest on Sept. 25, 1780. Benjamin's brother John and twin Joseph had moved to Windsor prior to 1780. Benjamin moved to Windsor about 1781. He rode on horseback from Rhode Island to West Windsor, VT and purchased 50 acres of land. They built a log cabin in a field near Brook Rd. (in 1977 his 4th great grand daughter, Florence Van Dusen still lived on this land).
Family of Henry Dake
ABEABA. Charles Henry Dake
Charles was born on Aug. 27, 1831 to parents Henry Dake and Anna (Spicer) Dake at Fort Ann, Washington Co., N.Y. He moved to McHenry Co., IL. in May 22, 1846. He married on Feb. 4, 1858 at Marengo, McHenry Co., IL to Ellen Wilson. He moved with his family to homestead in Kansas where he met his future wife Elizabeth Anderson. It was said that he was with John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859 when Brown was hung. He married Elizabeth who was originally from northern Ohio in June 7, 1859 (she was born on Oct. 14, 1836 in Indiana. She died July 8, 1898 in Marengo, IL). In 1877 he was listed in McHenry County IL as a farmer and blacksmith. He owned 160 acres of land in Section 2, Marengo, IL in 1878. After retiring from farming he moved to West Chicago, IL with his son George and daughter Olive. He died in 1904 in West Chicago and is buried in Marengo, McHenry Co., IL.
Henry Dake Family
Elsie was born in 1873 to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake. She ded in 1954.
ABEABAB. George Dake
George was born in 1869 to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake. He was listed as owning 160 acres (his fathers old farm), in Marengo, IL in 1917. He died in 1918.
Olive was born in April 10, 1862 at Marengo, McHenry Co. IL to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake. She married James J. Flemming. (James was born Aug 3, 1861 and died on June 29, 1912) The had five children: Harry, Charles Leroy, Clark, Mildred and Margie. She died Nov. 16, 1906.
Eva Inez Dake
Eva was born on Dec. 2, 1865 in McHenry Co. IL to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake. She married John Robert Fleming (He was born Feb. 27, 1870 at Boone Co., IL, cousin to J.J. Flemming, he was a farmer and he died Nov. 26, 1937 in Boone Co. IL) on March 7, 1894 at McHenry Co., IL and were of the Methodist faith.. John grew up on the William Flemming farm in Bonus Township on Marengo Road, and married at age 24 in 1894. He and Eva rented an 80 acre farm on the SE corner of Russellville and Woodstock Roads, and bre their first 2 children there. In 1899, they bought an 80 acre strip of land on Denny Road, just west of the James Flemming farm, from Charles Dake (Eva's father). In May of 1904 they bought from Susan Drake the 60 acre strip of land on the south side of Marengo Road, just east of Denny Road, adjoining the western borderlie of his fathers's land (the woods). They bore 3 more children there and raised their family and spent the remainder of their lives there. She was a teacher in the schools of McHenry Co. IL for several years. She died on Feb. 27, 1945 at Belvidere, IL.
ABEABAE. Oliver Dake
Oliver was born in April 10, 1862 at Marengo, McHenry Co., IL to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake. He lived his entire life in the Marengo area and died at the age of 36 in 1898 and buried at Marengo, IL.
ABEABAF. Ida Dake
Ida was born to parents Charles Henry Dake and Elizabeth (Anderson) Dake.
ABEABB. Ida Lovina
Ida was born in 1834 to parents Henry Dake and Anna (Spicer) Dake. She married Russell Olcott.
ABEABC. Betsy Jane Dake
Jane was born in 1835 to parents Henry Dake and Anna (Spicer) Dake. She married Mark Edwin Kent. They had children: Eliza, Nettie, Alby and Leita.
ABEABD. Eliza Phoebe Dake
Eliza was born in Feb. 22, 1838 at Warren, NY to parents Henry Dake and Anna (Spicer) Dake. She married William A. Swain (He was born in 1838). The lived in McHenry, IL and then moved to Osage, IA. She died in Osage, IA. They had a daughter Anna Alma Swain who married Edward Tenney ( Edward was tragically killed soon after a son was born and Anna died a few years later. The son was raised then by Eliza Phoebe (Dake) Swain and her husband William).. .
ABEABE. Oliver S. Dake
Oliver was born May 22,1842 at Warren, Herkimer, New York to parents Henry Dake and Anna (Spicer) Dake. He married May E. Fellows at Marengo, McHenry Co., IL. on Oct. 24, 1866. Oliver was a Private during the Civil War in the Illinois US Calvary, enlisting at Springfield, IL. He was a prisioner of war during the conflict. May must have died or they separated some time before 1870, as he was married to Sara Jane Goodman prior to 1870 (Sara was born about 1843 in Ohio). By 1880 he lived in Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio until his death in 1886. (Sara was still living in Sycamore, Ohio in 1910).
Family of Oliver S. Dake
ABEABEA. Carle Edward Dake
Carle was born on May 6, 1870 at Seneca, Monroe, Ohio to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman. He lived in Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio from 1880 to 1930. Date and location of death unknown.
ABEABEB. William E. Dake
William was born on December 20, 1871 at Seneca Monroe, Ohio to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman. Date and location of death unknown.
ABEABEC. Angeline May Dake
Angeline was born on June 11, 1874 at Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman. She lived in Sycamore, Ohio in 1880 and 1900. Date and location of death unknown.
ABEABED. David Henry Dake
David was born in1879 in Ohio to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman. He married Mary Dorothy Snarr about 1878. (Mary was born in 1892.) They lived in Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio in 1930.
David Henry Dake Family
Thomas was born June 22, 1922 to parents David Henry and Mary Dorothy Snarr. He married Ceclia Barnheart. (Ceclia was born May 6, 1919 in Cloverdale, Putnam, Ohio.) Thomas died June 15, 2001 at Lima, Allen, Ohio.
Thomas Oliver Dake Family
Mary was born March 10, 1952 in Lima, Allen, Ohio to parents Thomas Oliver Dake and Cecila Barnheart. She died March 12, 1952 as an infant.
ABEABEDAB. Gerald Lee Dake
Gerald was born to parents Thomas Oliver Dake and Ceclia Barnheart. Gerald married Deveria M. (?)
Gerald Lee Dake Family
ABEABEDABA. Thomas Albert Dake
Thomas was born to parents Gerald Lee Dake and Deveria M (?).
Crystal was born to parents Gerald Lee Dake and Deveria M(?). She had a daughter Mamisa Mary Dake about 1991.
ABEABEDABC. Garrick Lee Dake
Garrick was born to parents Gerald Lee Dake and Deveria M (?).
ABEABEDABD. John Dake
John was born to parents Gerald Lee Dake and Deveria M(?).
John Dake Family
ABEABEDABDA. James Dake
James was born to John Dake.
Allen was born to parents Thomas Oliver Dake and Cecila Barnheart.
Allen Dake Family
ABEABEDACA. John Dake
John was born to Allen Dake.
ABEABEDAD. Todd Owen Dake
Todd was born to parents Thomas Oliver Dake and Cecila Barnheart.
Todd Owen Dake Family
Danielle was born to Todd Owen Dake.
Michelle was born to Todd Owen Dake.
ABEABEDB. Sara Jane
Sara was born in 1925 to parents David Henry Dake and Mary Dorothy Snarr. She died some time before 1994 in Sycamore, Wyandot, Ohio.
Ray was born December 10, 1927 in Hamilton, Ohio to parents David Henry Dake and Mary Dorothy Snarr. Ray died on November 8, 1995 at Shelby, Richland, Ohio.
David was born to parents David Henry Dake and Mary Dorothy Snarr. David died about 1984.
Charles was born to parents David Henry Dake and Mary Dorothy Snarr. Charles died before 1994.
ABEABEE. Albert Dake
Albert was born to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman.
ABEABEF. Delbert Dake
Delbert was born to parents Oliver S. Dake and Sara Jane Goodman.
ABEABF. Gilbert Benjamin Dake
Gilbert was born in 1847 to parents Henry and Anna Spicer Dake in Illinois. He married on Feb. 2, 1870 to Mary Sanborn.
ABEABG. Chester J. Dake
Chester was born on June 22, 1828 to parents Henry and Anna (Spicer) Dake at Ft. Ann, N.Y.
ABEABH. Thankful Mary Dake Thankful was born on Jan. 07, 1840 in New York to parents Henry and Anna (Spicer) Dake.
ABEABI. Carmi Dake Carmi was born on Nov. 07, 1848 in Illinois to parents Henry and Anna (Spicer) Dake.
ABEAC. Mary Louisa Dake
Mary was born on Dec. 25, 1810 to parents Benjamin F. and Lavina Dake.
ABEAD. James Madison Dake
James was born on Dec. 12, 1812 at West Windsor, Vt. to parents Benjamin F. and Lavina Dake. He moved with his parents to McHenry Co., IL. about 1845. He was listed in the 1850 census at the age of 36 still living with his father in Greenwood, IL. He never married. He died on Feb. 15, 1857 at Woodstock, McHenry Co., IL.
Franklin was born in 1822 to parents Benjamin Foster Dake and Lavina (maiden name unknown) Dake at West Fort Ann, Washington, New York. He died as an infant on June 18, 1823 and was buried at Brown Cemetery, West Fort Ann, Washington, New York.
ABEAF. Polly Ann Dake
Polly was born on June 23, 1826 to parents Benjamin F. and Clarisa Brewster Dake at Ft. Ann, Washington Co., N.Y. She married Peleg Dailey on Apr.20, 1846 at West Fort Ann, Washington, New York. (Oliver Spicer officiating. Peleg was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in 1824). She had children: Ida L., Henry, Elvin, Charlie, Fred, Delia, Arthur, Herman, and William. She died at Greenwood, McHenry Co., IL on Feb. 22, 1893.
ABEB. Thomas Reynolds Dake
Thomas Dake was born on
Dec. 22, 1785 West Windsor, Vt. to parents Benjamin Dake and Elizabeth Reynolds.
He became an expert Carpenter and it is speculated that Thomas learned his trade
from Asher Benjamin, a well known master-builder from Greenfield, MA, who lived
in Windsor for three years around 1800. Asher Benjamin attempted to establish
America's first school of architecture in Windsor on Feb. 20, 1802.
Thomas moved to Castleton, VT from Windsor, VT and took the Freeman's Oath on Sept. 1, 1807. It is believed he followed two neighbors (Langdons) who had earlier moved to this area. Asher Benjamin later built homes and a church in Castleton, so he may have been working for him at this time. On September 24, 1809 he married Adeline Sally Deming at Castleton, VT with Elisha Smith, minister officiating. (She was the daughter of Jonathan Deming and was born in Windsor, Vt. in 1789). He built his first house for his new bride in 1809 and worked as a carpenter for his father-in-law. He became known for the special features that he put in many Castleton homes which can still be seen today.
Adeline (Sally) died on July 15, 1833. He later married Sara Donaghue on Dec. 16, 1833 (Joseph Nary, minister officiating). Thomas died in Castleton, Vt. on March 2, 1852. He is buried in the graveyard of the Congregational meetinghouse, which he built. After his death his wife Sara remarried a Mr. A. Wilkins of Poultney, VT.
ABEBDDA. Burton Sargeant Dake
Burton was born on June 29, 1892 to George Lyman Dake and Emma Louise (Sargeant) Dake. He lived in Altadena, CA. He owned furniture (sideboard) built by Thomas Reynolds Dake. He was a Civil Engineer in California.
ABEBDDB. Edward Vaughn Dake
Edward was born on February 20, 1894 to parents George Lyman Dake and Emma Louise (Sargeant) Dake. He lived in Chicago. He married Clarise Sophie Judd. He owned furniture (table inlaid with an eagle) built by Thomas Reynolds Dake. He served in WWI as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 322 Field Artillery of the 83rd Division. He was still alive in 1945.
Edward Vaughn Dake Family
ABEBDDBA. Lee Judd Dake
Lee was born on July 29, 1921 in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH to parents Edward Vaughn Dake and Clarise Sophie (Judd) Dake.
Told by Lee Judd Dake and documented by Satin SanFilippo Brennan (his grand daughter) on April 2007, (Names and dates other than family members are approximate based on oral representation, interpretation and memory. Validation has not been confirmed.) "We lived in Shaker Heights in Cleveland, OH and then we moved to Chicago when I was 1 year old. Then we moved to Glenview, IL. I went to Eugene Field School for K-8th grade. I went to Senn High School in Chicago, IL. I went to Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. They had a good Forestry Department which is what I wanted to study because my dad liked to go camping so I liked the outdoors and wanted to be outdoors. As a boy, I wanted to be a Forest Ranger. My mom, Clarise, used to go to Forestry Preservations and pitch a tent and camp.
In college I lived in the dorms the first year, then the second year I lived in a house rented by a Chemistry Professor named Mr. Bateman. He rented the upstairs of his house. There were two rooms and one bath that we shared. I met my first wife Barbara Long in college.
In my last year of college I was informed by an Army Recruiter that if I enrolled in the Army I could finish college then go to the Army. This didn't happen. They called me up only a couple of months before I was supposed to graduate and I was drafted to go to the Army. I went to Louisiana for maneuvers Basic Training. I was assigned randomly to Artillery Battalion. Then the Army was short and needed engineers and I saw a notice to apply for engineers so I did. They were short Officers too so I got a chance to train to be an Officer and was sent to Belvowe Officer Training for 90-days.
In 1944 I took a 3-day pass to get married to Barbara Josephine Long. She came to down to live near the camp in Louisiana but then she went home while I went to Officer Training Camp. Afterwards I was assigned to Rolla, Missouri. From there I went to Sacramento, CA. My wife, Barbara came with me too before I was shipped out from San Francisco on a big ocean liner, cruise ship.
Eventually I got to Manila, Philippines because General McCarthy had just taken the Philippines. Then I was told to report to Aviation Battalion. Myself and another guy went to New Guinea looking for the Aviation Battalion. We couldn't find the Battalion so we went back to Manila but stopped on other islands where there was an army.
We finally got back to Manila and asked the guy in charge where the Battalion was. Was told it was on Okinawa Island. Iwashima Island (a much smaller island). The Japanese were bombing US Armies on Okinawa. I finally got to Iwashima and found the Aviation Battalion which didn't even expect the two of us. The other guy I was with was Mr. Bachman.
The Army was busy building a runway on Iwashima and I could survey. They harvested coral from the ocean, ground it up and mixed it with water to make cement. I was there for almost a year surveying and building runways. A plane with all the Japanese top army personnel were carried from Okanawa to Iwashima and stopped to change to US planes for transport for condidtional surrender.
When the Japanese surrendered I was still on Iwashima still after the US dropped the atomic bombs. Then I went back to Okinawa where we paved roads and tore up airstrips made of coral to return it to farmland. Then shipped home in the fall of 1946. I was let out of the Army in a camp in Wisconsin. All in all I was in the Army from ~ April 1943 to September 1946.
I went on a trip to Northern Wisconsin to look at some real estate but instead I wound up working for Joselyn. I found the job through my college MSU where I attended from Fall 1938 - April 1943 before going to the Army. One year after going to the Army my parents received a letter from the college granting my college diploma. I studied Forestry. I called the Forestry Department for jobs which is why Barbara and I went to Northern Wisconsin to visit a paper company where I would've managed the forest, land where the paper company harvested timber. But Grandma didn't want to be so rural and didn't think they could raise kids there.
had jobs too for which I interviewed. I cannot recall my interview with Joselyn
but jobs were plentiful after the war because businesses were trying to get
going after the war was over. I had engineering experience so I was made the
Superintendent Supervisor for the project at Joselyn. I surveyed the floors
(cement) and railroad tracks to the cylinders.
Joselyn was a wood treating company that made poles for utility companies, railroads, marinas, etc. that was out of Franklin Park, IL. They had jobs and I got one to manage the building of a new treatment plant so we moved to Elmhurst, IL. Later the Union got involved and told Joselyn they had to hire a contractor and so they did. I became the liaison between the Contractor and Joselyn.
One day the President of Joselyn came by the plant in his towncar and got stuck in the mud. I didn't know it was the President when I went over to see what was going on. I pulled out his car with a tractor. Then later when I was summoned to a meeting in downtown Chicago at Joselyn Headquarters I went in and was introduced to the President. The President said he already knew me from pulling his car out of the mud.
I started at Joselyn in October 1946 and worked there until 1976 when I took early retirement. I worked there for 30 years. Joselyn had a plant in Portland, OR (St. Johns) that was treating wood. I ran the transmission division and since the Portland division did most of the transmission work I was moved out to Portland, OR. Tom Connelly was the VP of transmission division. Joselyn asked me to head up the new transmission division/structures. I was in charge of design, engineering and sales of the Wood Division. We used a lot of steel too along with the wood. Eventually the division was bought out by Danahar. Then Joselyn asked me to move to Cleveland, OH to work for the High Voltage Division. We didn't want to move there so I decided to leave or retire when they offered a nice early retirement package.
We built a house to live in at Elmhurst, IL. It was a ranch style house, 1 level at the end of River Glenn Road. At the time it was the boundaries of Elmhurst so I avoided the building permits. Joselyn had just had a fire and they needed someone to oversee the building of their new plant in Franklin Park, IL as an engineer because they didn't have many at that time. This is where all of our children were raised. We had 3 children: Edward Long Dake, MaryJo Elizabeth Dake and Robert Lee Dake.
We lived in Portland, OR for 2.5 years. Joselyn moved us to Portland. Grandma Long (Barbara's mother) came too and lived with us. When Tom Connelly passed away, another fellow was put in charge and he didn't want to live in Portland so he moved back to Chicago (to be closer to headquarters) and moved all 10-12 of his employees including myself back to Chicago area.
After I quit at Joselyn, we moved back to Portland in late 1976 or early 1977 because we had made a lot of friends and knew a lot of people. I started doing some consulting for companies on the West coast in San Mateo, CA and Chehalis, WA and utility, power companies. I did that for about 7 years and made good money.
We lived in Mountain Park in Lake Oswego, OR. Then we built a house just a few miles away, still in Lake Oswego, OR in an old holly tree orchard. We had bought the land several years before we broke ground. We were one of a handful of the first houses to build there. Today, the neighborhood is completely built up, full of houses. I lived in this house for several years.
My eldest son, Ed had four children and a step-son. A daughter with Catherine (Cathy) SanFilippo named Satin SanFilippo Brennan born December 30, 1971. Ed later married Sharyon Dake and had two sons and a daughter with Sharyon Mullen who already had a boy from a previous marriage named Jase Stefanski. Sharyon and Ed had two boys whose names are Monny Dake who was born March 31, 1980 and Jules Dake who was born September 24, 1982. Ed and Sharyon had a daughter named Shary Lorraine Arnold. Satin Brennan married David John Brennan on July 29, 2000 and has two children, daughters, named Camille Berry Brennan and Kyralise Brennan. Camille was born October 13, 2003 and Kyralise was born September 29, 2005. Monny Dake is not married but worked for Intel Corporation and currently works for Boeing. Jules Dake married Caroline Leibinger from Ulm, Germany August 2007 (they met in college - Oregon State University). Shary Arnold married Stephen Arnold September 24, 2000.
My daughter, MaryJo had two children. A son with her first husband, Mr. Grunkemeyer named Erich and a son with Mr. Berg named Scott.
My youngest son, Bob, died of throat cancer when he was 16 years old.
My first wife
died in July 1992 but I still lived in the house for a while . Then some 8 years
later I met a nice lady name Jane and we got married on May 18, 2002. She moved
in with me and we lived in the house for a while longer. I married my second
wife, Jane (maiden name unknown - born December 5, 1925). Then we moved to Mary's
Wood Retirement where we both live.
Lee Judd Dake Family
Edward Long Dake
Edward was born to parents Lee Judd Dake and Barbara Josephine (Long) Dake. He married Catherine (Cathy) SanFilippo and they had a daughter Satin. SanFilippo born on December 31, 1971. (She later married a Mr. Brennan). Ed then married a Sharyon Mullen who had previously been married to a Mr. Stefanski. (They had a son Jase Stefanski who became a step-son to Edward).
Edward Long Dake Family
Satin SanFilippo Dake
Satin was born to parents Edward Long Dake and Catherine (SanFilippo) Dake on December 31, 1971. She married David John Brennan on July 29, 2000. They had two children Camille Berry Brennan (born October 13, 2003) and Kyralise Brennan (born September 29, 2005)..
Monny was born to parents Edward Long Dake and Sharyon (Mullen) Dake on March 31, 1980. He graduated in 2000 from Evergreen High School, Vancover, WA. Monny worked for Intel Corporation and currently works for Boeing.
Jules was born to parents Edward Long Dake and Sharyon (Mullen) Dake on September 23, 1982. Jules met Caroline Leibinger from Ulm, Germany while attending Oregon State University and married in August 2007.
Shary Lorraine Dake
Shary was born to parents Edward Long Dake and Sharyon (Mullen) Dake. She grew up in Roseburg, Oregon and studied at Umpqua Community College, Linn-Benton Community College and Portland State University. Shary married Stephen Arnold on September 24, 2005. She currently lives in Oceanside, CA.
MaryJo Elizabeth Dake
MaryJo was born to parents Lee Judd Dake and Barbara Josephine (Long) Dake on June 16, 1951.
Robert Lee Dake
Robert was born to parents Lee Judd Dake and Barbara Josephine (Long) Dake on December 30, 1954. He died December 4, 1970. He is buried at the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR
ABEBE. Wait Deming Dake
Wait was born on June 6, 1819 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake.
ABEBF. Sarah Jane Dake
Sarah was born on Mar. 28, 1821 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake. She married first a Mr. Weston and later Daniel A. Taylor (He was born on Mar. 18, 1856 at Stony Creek, NY and died in 1951 at Rice Lake, WI). She died in 1888 at Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
ABEBG. Frederick Dake
Frederick was born on May 1, 1823 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake.
ABEBH. Mary D. Dake
Mary was born in 1826 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake.
ABEBI. Francis Griswold Dake
Francis was born in 1848 in Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. Dake and Sara Donaghue. Francis graduated from Middlebury College. He worked as an Architect/Builder in Minnesota, Castleton, VT, West Rutland, VT and Washington, D.C. He never married but lived and worked with his sister Arabella's husband who also was an Architect. He died in 1888, but the place of his death is unknown.
ABEBJ. Arabella Dake
Arabella was born on Dec. 9, 1831 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake. She married Daniel A. Spencer. She died on Feb. 11, 1889.
ABEBK. George Henry Dake
George was born on June 27, 1833 at Castleton, Vt. to parents Thomas R. and Sally Deming Dake. His mother died on July 15, 1833, probably due to childbirth. He died on September 28, 1834 at Castleton, VT.
ABEC. GEORGE WASHINGTON DAKE
George was born on Sept. 25, 1780 at Littlerest, South Kingston, RI to parents Benjamin Dake and Elizabeth Reynolds Dake. He married Sally Sarah Hartwell on Feb. 13, 1806. (She was born in 1785 and died on Oct. 4, 1819 at Windsor, Vt.) He married a second time to Betsey Putnam on Jan. 18, 1821 at Windsor VT. (She died on June 11, 1869 at Weathersfield, VT and buried at Sheddsville Cemetery, West Windsor, VT). He died in Windsor, VT on Sept. 14, 1836 and is buried in the Houghton Cemetery along with his first wife Sally.
July 4, 1874
AE 75 Yrs. 10 mos.
Gone to rest
Nov. 22, 1879
AE 79 yrs. 8 mos.
ABEDA. Henry Harrison
Henry was born on Dec. 1, 1839 at Brownsville, VT to parents Elisha R. and Sarah Stowell Dake. He married Frances M. Tolles on Feb 16, 1862 at Weathersfield, VT. (She was born on Aug. 5, 1842 at Weathersfield, Vt. to parents Henry P. and Elizabeth Clement Tolles and died in Feb. 5, 1888 at Pasadena, Calif.). He married a second time to Clarissa Angeline Howard on Feb. 25, 1890 at Auburndale, MA. (She was the daughter of Americus K. and Jane A. (Adams) Howard and was born in Springfield, VT on April 27, 1841 and died in Auburndale, MA on August 25, 1902.) Henry died on April 15, 1900 at Weathersfield, VT and was buried at Brownsville Cemetery, Windsor, VT along with his first wife Frances.
West Windsor, VT
ELLEN M. DAKE
REV. JOHN ENGLISH
Died Aug. 28, 1904
AE. 82 Yrs. 10 Mos.
West Windsor, VT
CHARLES M. SPRAGUE
Born Mar. 9, 1823
Died Jan. 7, 1913
ABEDD. Sophronia Elizabeth Dake
Sophronia was born on March 17, 1827 at Windsor, Vt. to parents Elisha R. and Sarah Stowell Dake. She married George Emerson Pierce on Feb. 25, 1846 at Windsor , VT. (George was born April 28, 1820 at Springfield, VT to parents Nathaniel and Anna (Davis) Pierce. He died on August 15, 1887 at the age of 76 at West Windsor, VT). George bought the Dake homestead from Elisha and Sarah Dake and raised his family on the farm. Sophronia died in Feb. 27, 1901 at West Windsor, VT. Both George and Sophronia are buried in the Brownsville Cemetery, West Windsor, VT. They had children:
ABEDE. Sarah Jane Dake
Sarah was born on Dec. 31, 1834 at Windsor, Vt. to parents Elisha R. and Sarah Stowell Dake. She died on July 31, 1843 at Windsor, Vt. at the age of 8.
ABEE. JAMES PORTER DAKE
James was born on June 9, 1789 in West Windsor, VT to parents Benjamin Dake and Elizabeth Reynolds Dake. He married Sarah (Sally) B. Cummings, daughter of Amos B. Cummings and Elizabeth Wright, at Windsor, Vt. on January 3, 1813. (She was born on Jan. 21, 1794 in Vermont and died in Dayton, Ohio on Jan. 25, 1876. Two daughters appeared to have died as infants. It appears that for a period of time he ran a distillery in Bloomfield, OH. James Porter died in Ashtabula Co., Ohio in 1836.
Sarah wrote poems which were published in 1877.
ABEEBA. Elizabeth Dake
Elizabeth was born about 1849 to parents Sylvanus Milton and Cahterine Howk Dake. She married George W. Carlton.
OBITUARY NOTICE: Libbie Dake Carlton Dies, Deer Lodge, Mon. Word has been received by J. A. Dake of West avenue, of the death of his only sister, Mrs. Libbie Dake Carlton of Deer Lodge, Montana. Mrs. Carlton was a resident of Elyria about fifty years ago. She is survived by her husband Geo. W. Carlton and one daughter. Burial will be at Deer Lodge.
ABEEBB. James Allen Dake
James was born on Nov. 24, 1850 at North Olmstead, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio to parents Sylvanus Milton and Catherine M. Howk Dake. He married Harriet Huldah Boynton, daughter of John Hancock Boynton and Huldah Heath, on May 27, 1875 at Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio. (She was born on May 19, 1854 at Elyria, Ohio and died on Dec. 30, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio). WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: On Thursday evening, the 27th, at the residence of the Mayor, by Rev. B. T. Noakes, Mr. James A. Dake and Miss Hattie H. Boynton, both of Elyria. The happy couple have the sincere wishes of a large circle of friends for a pleasant and prosperous wedded life. "GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATED BY MR. AND MRS. DAKE - Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dake, of 600 West Avenue, were the recipients, on Wednesday, of many messages of congratulations, in the form of flowers and cards, on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Dake were married in this city on May 27th 1875. A family dinner was given in their honor by Mrs. C. D. Gull and Mrs. G. H. Brownell at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brownell on Park Avenue." James' occupation was listed as a Confectioner. He died on Jan. 24, 1929 at Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio and is buried at Ridgeview Cemetary.
DEATH SUMMONS MRS.
HARRIET B. DAKE
Had Lived In Elyria Her Entire Life, Was Born When Her Father Was Sheriff of Lorain Co. Mrs. Harriet B. Dake, youngest child of the late John H. and Huldah Boynton, died at her home, 600 West Avenue, December 31, 1930. Mrs. Dake was born while her father was serving as sheriff of Lorain county.
Living in Elyria her entire life, she graduated from the High School in 1872, was married to James A. Dake in 1875, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27th, 1925. Mr. Dake died in January 1929.
Mrs. Dake had been a member of the Fortnightly Club since its earliest years, also a member of the Monday Colonial Club, and a member of the Woman"s Club, and a faithful attendant of the First Congregational Church for over fifty years. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. P. H. Kaiser of Clinton, New York, oldest living graduate of Elyria High School; her two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Brownell of 720 Park Avenue, and Mrs. C. D. Gull of 449 Earl Court, and two grandchildren, Mrs. W. D. Humphrey of Findlay, Ohio, and Dake Gull of Elyria. The funeral will be Friday at 2:30 P. M. at the Taylor Funeral Home, Rev. W. M. Auld officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, and the family requests that no flowers be sent.
by: Cloyd Dake Gull
I was a traditional professional librarian when called to duty in January 1942 by the Navy. By the summer of 1944 I was the Lieutenant in charge of the Ship's Library at the Naval Training School at Cornell University, where we provided thousands of textbooks to undergraduates and officers. It was a warehousing job, and I adjusted by adopting minimal records. Then I was transferred to the Fleet Post Office in New York City for training as a postal officer. It was evident that the need for postal officers had already peaked, so I requested permission to seek another assignment. When I reached the office in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, the officer had one request to fill to finish his day. A professional librarian was needed, and in New York City, too! Coincidence number 1. The Commanding Officer of the Service Parts Agency of the Bureau of Ships suspected that his contractor, an engineering firm, was not doing the library part of the contract properly. My orders to join SPA arrived very soon.
SPA required all new Naval personnel to learn how to read engineering blueprints, which were included in manufacturers' instruction books delivered with shipboard machinery. BuShips had a team at Mechanicsburg, PA recording data that would provide all part numbers for every replacement part to be stored. For example:
Jones' Fresh Water Pump, Model R-9 Smith's Ventilating Fan, Model V-21
Main Axle Bearing 43-20 Front Axle Bearing 6-44-2
In this fictitious example the two manufacturers supplied New Departure Ball Bearing ND 773, and they supplied only their own part numbers on the blueprints. Later at a Congressional hearing, one officer admitted there were 1298 part numbers for one ND bearing. without saying how many unnecessary bearings were resting in Naval Supply Depots. In the spring of 1945 it became clear that the team would be unable to complete its work before the United Stats' began invding Japan. It was essential to locate parts already in forward depots and eliminate delays in getting parts from the mainland. The CO of the SPA wondered what could be done to provide a short cut to achieve the desired cross-indexing.
Each new person was also required to learn how to operate the full line of IBM punched card accounting machines, which were used to uncover this growth of part numbers. I finished the two assignments and turned to the study of the library of manufacturers instruction manuals, some 7,000 titles for World War II. The CO's suspicions were correct; the contractor was providing three dictionary card catalogs where one was sufficient. So I threw two away and improved the third one. I also adopted the spirit duplicating process to make the catalog cards. The SPA library catalog was under control, but it was not available in the supply depots nor on board ships, where it was really needed. I was not asked to consider whether or how the dictionary catalog could be supplied to the depots to facilitate the finding of the parts in stock. We knew it could be published as a book.
I analyzed what the depot personnel needed to locate parts for shipboard use.. The sailor could bring the instruction manual and the damaged part(s) to a depot, where the parts man could look on the shelf for the part number. If in stock, everyone was happy. If not, we would try someone's memory. If memory failed, then we would search other instruction books for the same machine or component. Since the library catalog supplied access by the following categories -- Old and New Library accession numbers, Ship Type and Number, Machinery and Components, Manufacturers names -- this information would be very useful in every supply depot in book form.
I then responded to the CO's invitation to suggest a short cut, using IBM cards and machines to print copy for a book form index instead of 3 x 5 cards, typewriters and spirit duplication. There would be one 80-column punched card for each manual (7,000 punched cards in all). The IBM tabulator was built to print 150 lines per minute, remarkably fast then for an electromechanical machine, but limited to 39 columns to print the English alphabet and 10 Arabic numerals and 3 punctuation marks, and 41columns for Arabic numerals only. The tabulator forced the use of brief numbers and abbreviations in the several columns of the punched cards. The 7,000 cards would be sorted numerically by new accession number and then printed by the tabulator. The cards would be resorted, for example by ship type, and tabulated by that column. When all sorting and tabulating were finished, the Government Printing Office would print the index by photo offset.
My suggestion was accepted, and, during the summer of 1945, some 12 persons worked on the master set of manuals in Washington. We were ordered to finish our task rapidly so GPO could deliver the indexes on September 1. GPO met its deadline, but Japan had already surrendered on August 14.
The Navy released me from active duty early in December 1945, and I started working for John W. Cronin, newly promoted to Assistant Director of the Processing Department of the Library of Congress. The Department held an internal conference on the future of the card catalog to which I was invited. This is where I learned (coincidence number 2) that LC had a full complement of IBM machines, used mostly for billing about 10,000 libraries for their purchases of LC printed catalog cards and for payroll work. I also learned that these men were anxious to learn about new kinds of equipment and procedures: Librarian of Congress Luther H. Evans; in the Processing Dept. Herman H. Henkle, Director and Cronin; Seymour Lubetzky, cataloging principles; and John Meehan, Manager for IBM Operations. I started to draft at home a system using punched cards and machines to supplement hot metal composition and flatbed printing of LC catalog cards. When I finished the draft in July 1947, it demonstrated that punched cards and machines could be used to prepare a dictionary card catalog, but at the price of degrading all the procedures already using hot metal and flatbed printing, with one exception.
In 1947 most users of card catalogs were forced to copy references from them by hand onto blank cards. The draft showed that mechanical copying could replace manual copying if punched cards were used. But the size of the task of preparing a punched card catalog was just too great for serious consideration.
In the spring of 1946 the Veterans Administration asked Dr. Evans for help. He authorized a project named Surplus Books for Veterans and designated Dr. Leslie Dunlap and me to set it up. The VA owned some 5,000,000 college-level textbooks in colleges and universities where servicemen had been educated during World War II. These books were in short supply in the civilian market, and the VA wanted to give them to veterans who were signing up for courses paid for by the GI Bill. The VA had brought the books to Washington where they were stored in freight cars. We took over the basement parking space for 105 cars in the Annex and shelved the books in boxes to be used for shipment to schools. We produced an author catalog from punched cards, one line per title. We mailed the catalogs to the schools and asked them to mark the titles and quantities needed and return the marked catalogs. Our staff picked the required quantities from the boxes and marked each school's identification number and quantity on every picking card. We made frequent reports to the Librarian and the schools by tabulating the punched picking cards.
It probably would have been easier and less costly to have left the books where they were, because the schools already had faculty members to teach the subjects.
In the spring of 1946 I received an invitation from Norman Hill to present a paper on punched cards to the Division of Chemical Literature of the American Chemical Society. It was titled A Punched Card Method for the Bibliography, Abstracting and Indexing of Chemical Literature and was published in October 1946 in the Journal of Chemical Education 23:500-507. It had been announced as "The Bibliographic Revolution," and, while it created quite a stir at the meeting, the procedures presented no useful improvement over the printing techniques already in use for Chemical Abstracts, but the presentation put me in touch with others who believed that improvements were absolutely essential. And history has vindicated the original title.
The Librarian asked for additional help from IBM. One request was for a 7.5 x 12.5 cm unpunched card mechanical distributor to reduce human labor, which had been used for nearly 50 years. As a contribution to world bibliography, LC gave complete sets of LC cards every year to some 206 libraries. In 1948 production was about 65,000 titles (which required some 70,000 cards to care for titles requiring more than one card per title) or about 14,420,000 cards per year. The GPO delivered 65,000 packages per year in random order as to author and title order. LC wanted to give away 206 sets of 70,000 cards in author-title order. The total was about 14,420,000 cards to rearrange per year. To achieve author-title order it sufficed to order the packages on shelves as they came from GPO each year. To convert 65,000 sets into 206 larger piles required a mechanical distributor.
IBM converted a regular punched card sorter to accept LC's thicker and narrower card, eliminated the electric sensing feature, and opened the stacking pockets of the sorter, one title per pocket until all cards had been distributed into 206 piles. The successful conversion was used for years after 1948.
It was clear by 1948 that the optimum choice of one feature of IBM cards and machinery usually resulted in the degradation of performance by another feature. I noted that the most frequently requested improvement was the provision of a larger set of characters. After all, IBM manufactured the Electromatic typewriter with 88 characters on its manually operated keyboard, and it could be driven by punched paper tape at 10 characters per second. Why not drive the Electromatic from information stored on punched cards?
Consequently another request to IBM was for a larger character set in printing from punched cards. IBM chose to modify its standard verifier, used to read proof on punched cards column by column, which fitted the way a Card Controlled Typewriter would print, character by character, at 10 characters per second. IBM added the plugboard from the collator so that the signals could be read from the cards column by column and sent to the correct solenoids to activate each key. While familiarizing myself with the CCT, after IBM delivered it, I realized that I was using three columns every time to print an upper case character, one to shift the typebasket into upper case, one for the character, and one to return the typebasket to lower case. When the service representative came to work on the machine, I described the problem. He responded that the machine was so slow that we could wire the plugboard so that shift or unshift was ready before the next keystroke was called for. I wired the plugboard as he had directed, checked all 88 characters, recorded the plugboard wiring in color, and produced samples of LC cards. They were typographically pleasing, but as part of a system could not compete with letterpress printing.
We developed two experimental uses for the CCT in the Navy Research Section of LC. We put the Section's List of Subject Headings into punched cards, filed the cards by hand, and printed them in several editions. This experiment was used at least until 1961. The second use was to prepare the subject index to the individual issues of the Technical Information Pilot, which was published in three parts to cover unclassified/restricted, confidential, and secret reports. Years later I had to retrieve the wiring diagram from my files for the service representative, for he refused to service the CCT without the diagram.
During my employment at the Library of Congress (1945-1952), I also held administrative posts in the Catalog Maintenance Division, the Navy Research Section, and the Union Catalog Division which had priority over working with punched cards and machines. The literature of punched cards and machines was also changing very rapidly to include a new device, the computer, which was emerging from its wartime security classified status. I began to study the literature of this new device. It was evident that remarkable progress was in prospect for handling all kinds of information, and I offered my views to the men listed earlier. I asked the Selection Officer to route all the literature of computers and punched cards to my attention.
He approved a visit by Dr. Mortimer Taube, then Chief of the Navy Research Section, and me to John W. Mauchly at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, where they were building ENIAC, one of the world's first digital electronic computers. Toward the end of our visit we asked our basic question: "Can you work with alphabetic characters as well as with numerals and some mathematical symbols?" Mauchly quickly said, "No." When he read the amazement on our faces, he revised his answer: "Yes. I can code letters by using numerals." Although we recognized that coding would require more storage capacity per word, we retained the computer as the pre-eminent system to be watched for information handling in the future.
We did not see the control panels nor the racks of vacuum tubes, but we were shown a mercury delay line and a surveyor's 1,000-foot steel tape as examples of their current work to develop storage devices. Neither one proved practical.
ABEEC. Mary Dake
ARNOLD BENEDICT DAKE
Arnold Benedict was born on Oct. 18, 1791 in West Windsor, VT to parents Benjamin Dake and Elizabeth Reynolds Dake. While his original name was Benedict Arnold Dake, he went by the name Arnold B. Dake. (Probably after Gen. Benedict Arnold who was discraced as a traitor). He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on April 1813, for service in the War of 1812 and was assigned to duty as an Ensign in the 30th Infantry. He was promoted to 3nd Lieutenant on Jan. 31, 1814. On Sept. 13, 1814 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of the Thirtieth Regiment of Infantry and transferred to the 5th Infantry on May 17, 1815 and served under Col. James Miller. He was brought before a Court Martial at Detroit on the 11th of September, 1816 and found guilty of flogging a soldier. A copy of this Court Martial is documented below. He resigned from the service on Jan. 1, 1817. He married Elizabeth Stuart. He moved first to Edwards Co., IL. in 1820 and by 1830 had moved to Gallatin Co., IL. On December 31, 1825 he married Margaret Flint Seebolt at Gallatin Co., IL. He was a doctor in Gallatin Co. He died in 1838 and was buried at Equality Village Cemetery, Equality, IL.
Betsy was born on Mar.
27, 1795 in West Windsor, VT to parents Benjamin Dake and Elizabeth Reynolds
Dake. She married Jasper Stowell at Windsor, Vt. on Sept. 7, 1815. He was
a boot and shoemaker and also a farmer. He was also steward in the Methodist
Episcopal Church at Massena, N.Y. He lived in Windsor, Vt. until 1836 when
he moved to Massena. In May 1844 he with his wife and ten younger children
left Massena and arrived at Aztalan, Wisc. in July 1844. The eldest son, Warren,
came to Aztalan in the following year 1845, but the other older children remained
in the east. On Oct. 27, 1849, they moved to New Haven, Adams Co., WI he was
made postmaster at Wausaw, WI on Nov. 20, 1850 and was the first postmaster
at New Haven. Later the postoffice was moved to Big Springs, WI where his
wife Betsy Dake Stowell died. In Sept. 1853 Jasper returned east and settled
at West Middlesex, Penn. and married Eliza Jane Woods. Elizabeth and Jasper
had children: Warren Clark, Nelson, Arnold Dake, Edward, Elizabeth, Lavina,
Benjamin, George, Maryette, Marcus, John Donahoe, Charles, Marcia, Ceylon
and Elisha. Elizabeth died on Oct. 28, 1851 at Big Springs, WI and is buried
at Big Spring Cemetery, Big Springs, WI.