BENJAMIN (DEAKE) DAKE FAMILY

AHF . Benjamin (Deake) Dake
Benjamin was born on Feb. 16, 1777 in Cambridge, Washington Co., N.Y. To parents of Charles Deake and Anna Gould Deake. On Feb. 16, 1798, he married his cousin Anna Nancy Rogers in Cambridge, Washington Co., N.Y. (She was born on Jan. 17, 1779 at Washington Co., N.Y. to parents Amos Rogers and Anna (Deake) Rogers (Benjamin's Aunt) and died on July 24, 1847 at Greenfield, N.Y.) He died on Dec. 27, 1839 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. and is buried at the Daketown Cemetery.

BENJAMIN AND ANNA GRAVE AT DAKETOWN CEMETERY

Family of Benjamin (Deake) Dake



AHFA. Sally Melissa Dake
Sally was born March 22, 1821 in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna (Rogers) Dake. She married Daniels Thompkins Ingalls. They had children: Loren W. and Harriett Ingalls. Sally died in 1902.

AHFB. Alvah F. Dake
Alvah was born on Jan. 25, 1801 to parents Benjamin Deake and Anna Nancy Rogers at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. In 1823 he purchased land in Saratoga Co. from his cousin Calvin W. Dake and later in 1828 from his father. He married Ida May Spencer. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the New York Militia on June 9, 1832. He was listed as the clerk of the Jamesville, N.Y. Baptist Church in 1839. In 1843 he held the office of Commissioner of the U.S. Deposit Fund. In 1850 he was listed as living in Saratoga Co., N.Y. Had home with spring in front yard. He later married Sarah (Sally) Cleveland.

Alvah F. Dake Family



AHFBA. Jane Dake
Jane was born about 1833 to parents Alvah F. Dake and Sarah (Sally) (Cleveland) Dake. She married W. G. Ritchie.

AHFBB. Amanda Dake
Amanda was born about 1838 to parents Alvah F. Dake and Sarah (Sally) (Cleveland) Dake. She married Lee Roy Pettingell.

AHFBC. Alvah Cleveland Dake
Alvah was born about 1840 to Alvah F. Dake and Sarah (Cleveland) Dake. He was a Lawyer and had a law partner Judge J. Lamoreau in Ballston, NY. He married Eunice A. Beckworth of Oneida Co., NY on October 14, 1868. He died suddenly at Ballston, Saratoga Co., N.Y. 1890. His wife Eunice committed suicide after his death in 1894 (see newspaper article below).

New York Evening Telegram 1894

BALLSTON, N.Y. - Oct. 1.-Mrs. Alvah C. Dake. a widow of the former law partner of Judge J. Lamoreau of this Village, died at an early hour this morning at the latter's residence, from an overdose of laudanum and chloroform, taken last Saturday evening with suicidal intent. She had been in a despondent mood for over a month. On Saturday evening she purchased the drugs, telling the clerk that she wanted them to make a liniment. She was found Insensible the next morning near her husband's grave In the cemetery and was removed to Judge Lamoreau's home. Antidotes were administered to arouse her, but without avail. Her maiden name was Eunice A. Beckworth of Western Oneida County. She was married to Mr. Dake on October 14, 1868. Her husband died suddenly on November 15, 1890. No Inquest Is deemed necessary.



AHFC. Charles Rogers Dake
Charles was born on Jan. 2, 1805 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Benjamin and Anna Rogers Dake. On March 24, 1831, he married Lucinda Lewis who was his cousin, the daughter of Joseph Lewis (wife's name unknown). Listed in the 1880 Census, living in the home of Charles Dake at Greenfield was Arnold Lewis (born 1785 in Rhode Island). Lucinda (Lorinda) was born Feb. 22, 1810 in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY and died in Jan. 14, 1892. After her marriage to Charles she married a Amzi Smith. Charles died on Oct. 3, 1850 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY and was buried at the Dake Cemetery in the same town.

Charles Rogers Dake Family



AHFCA. Lewis Henry Dake
Lewis Henry was born in 1833 at Greenfield, NY to parents Charles Rogers Dake and Lucinda (Lewis) Dake. He lived in Syracuse, NY.

AHFCB. Clarissa Dake
Clarissa was born in 1836 at Greenfield, NY to parents Charles Rogers Dake and Lucinda (Lewis) Dake. She lived in Norwalk, Conn.

AHFCC. Charles Benjamin Dake
Charles was born on Jan. 21, 1840 at St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Charles Rogers Dake and Lucinda Lewis. He was a Private in Co. E, 15 Regiment, Conn. Inf. In 1880 he was working in the Custom House in Brooklyn, N.Y. He married Emma Maginnis (She was born on May 4, 1845 and died on Nov. 1, 1867 in Norwalk, CT). Charles and Emma had one son Elmer Dake. He married Celestia Perry but was divorced in 1883. Charles married Georgiana Bromley (1859-1916) on April 29, 1884 in Brooklyn, NY. Charles died on Jan. 17, 1902 at Dunton, Jamaica, Long Island, NY. He is buried at the Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 



Charles Benjamin Dake Family

AHFCCA. Elmer Dake
Elmer was born to parents Charles Benjamin Dake and Emma Maginnis.

Elmer Dake Family

AHFCCAA. A. C. Dake
A. C. was born to Elmer Dake on May 13, 1881 at Norwalk, Conn.

AHFCCB. Franklin Joseph Vose Dake
Franklin was born to Charles B. Dake and GeorgiAnna Bromley on April 25, 1893. He married Alice Edna Bishop on Aug. 30, 1916 at Norwalk, CT. He died June 14, 1964 in Middlebury, VT and was buried at Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport, CT.

Franklin Joseph Vose Dake Family

AHFCCBA. Illia Albertine Dake
Illia was born on Oct. 26, 1916 to parents Franklin Joseph Vose Dake and Alice Edna (Bishop) Dake. She married George Alfred Heibler (he was born on Feb. 24, 1915 at Norwalk, CT and died on May 18, 1981). Illia died on Sept. 7, 1990. Their daughter was Jeanne M. Heibler.


AHFCCC. Grace L. Dake
Grace was born to Charles B. Dake and GeorgiAnna Bromley on Jan. 24, 1885.

AHFCCD. Charles J. Dake
Charles was born to Charles B. Dake and GeorgiAnna Bromley on May 6, 1886.

AHFCCE. Infant Dake
A baby was still born on July 22, 1891 to parents Charles B. Dake and Georgie Bromley Dake.

AHFCD. John Wesley Dake
John W. Dake
JOHN W. DAKE TOMBSTONE
ELLA C. DAKE, EMMA DAKE (WIFE OF CHARLES B.),
LORINDA (WIFE OF AMZI SMITH)

John W. Dake was born to parents Charles Rogers Dake and Lucinda Lewis on Sept. 15, 1843 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. The 1855 census of Saratoga Co., NY shows John Wesley age 11, living with his uncle Stephen Lewis. John Wesley Dake enlisted on August 21, 1862 at Milton, NY to serve a three year tour. Mustered in as a private to I Co, 115th INF (New York Volunteers) on August 22. A few days later, the regiment rendezvoused in Fulton, NY and boarded trains for Sandy Hook, MD where they jjoined up with the Army of the Potomac. Two weeks later they were sent to Harpers Ferry, VA to prevent rebel reinforcements to reach Lee's Army. The Battle of Maryland Heights ensued and John Wesley, along with his entire regiment were surrendered to Stonewall Jackson on September 15, 1862. Due to the sheer numbers the rebel generals paroled them the following day and they were allowed to leave in peace but without rations and without equipment. They walked back to Maryland suffering terribly along the way, many dying of privation and illness. He was wounded on February 20, 1865 at Olustee, Florida where the Regiment suffered badly, losing over half of its men. John Wesley was one of the few lucky ones as he managed not to get captured as those who were, were sent to Andersonville where only a couple survived. He was promoted to corporal. On June 5, 1865 he mustered out in New Berne, North Carolina.  He married Sarah Emily Byxbee on Nov. 9, 1870 (Born Jan. 7, 1850 - died Feb. 13, 1892). He later married Ellen Ceilia Bassett on July 17, 1874 (Born Jan. 7, 1850 - Died Feb. 13, 1892 - She was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents Nathan Bassett and Emily Barker.) He married a third time to Lena R. Brooks Howard on Nov. 27, 1901. John W. died on July 5, 1918 at Norwalk, CT and was buried at the Norwalk Union Cemetery.

 

John Wesley Dake Family

AHFCDA. Maude Dake

MAUDE DAKE
Norwalk Union Cemetery, Norwalk, CT

Maude was born in 1875 to parents John Wesley Dake and Sarah E. (Byxbee) Dake. She died in 1947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AHFCDB. George W. Dake

GEORGE W. DAKE
Norwalk Union Cemetery
Norwalk, CT

George was born in 1877 to parents John Wesley Dake and Sarah E. (Byxbee) Dake. He died in 1935.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AHFCDC. Herbert W. Dake

HERBERT W. DAKE
Norwalk Union Cemetery
Norwalk, CT

Herbert was born in 1881 to parents John Wesley Dake and Sarah E. (Byxbee) Dake. He died in 1939.

 

 

 

 

 

 


AHFCDD. Hazel V. Dake
Hazel was born on Jan. 22, 1886 to parents John Wesley Dake and Sarah E. (Byxbee) Dake.

AHFCDE. Lewis Henry Dake
Lewis was born on Feb. 11, 1903 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY to parents John Wesley Dake and Lena R. (Brooks) (Howard) Dake.

AHFCDF. Virginia A. Dake
Virginia was born on April 6, 1905 to parents John Wesley Dake and Lena R. Brooks (Howard) Dake.

AHFCE. Ishmael Dake
Ishmael was born to parents Charles Roger Dake in 1850 in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY.

AHFD. Asenath Dake
Asenath was born on Oct. 17, 1799 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake. She married Henry C. Weed on April 5, 1823 in Saratoga Co., NY. (He was born July 19, 1801 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY and died Oct 8, 1878 at Almond, Portage Co., WI) Henry and Asenath had children: Benjamin F. (born about 1828 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY), Eliza (born about 1829 at Greenfield, NY), William Henry (born July 8, 1830 at Greenfield, NY and died May 4, 1914 at Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI), Phoebe Ann (born Feb. 16, 1832 at Greenfield, NY and died August 4, 1907 at Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI. Married Alfred Collins.) and Charles A. (born July 22, 1833 in NY and died November 20, 1916 at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY). Asenath died August 23, 1845 (it is assumed at Almond, Portage Co., WI but not proven).

AHFE. Phebe Dake
Phebe was born to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake on Nov 15, 1803 at Greenfield, NY.

AHFF. Varnum Dake
Varnum Varnum was born on Feb. 17, 1807 at Greenfield Twp., Saratoga Co., N.Y. to parents Benjamin and Anna Rogers Dake. He married Catheryn Brandy on April 19, 1838 in St. Lawrence Co., NY (She was born in Jan. 16, 1823 and died on June 13, 1887). In 1850, he lived in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. He died Jan 22, 1877 in Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., NY. He was buried at Ingham Cemetery, Chippewa St., Morristown, NY. The attached photograph is believed to be Varnum and Catheryn Dake but has not been proven.


Varnum Dake Family



AHFFA. Mary Jane Dake
Mary was born on April 6, 1846 at Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Varnum and Catheryn Dake. She married Amos Nichols Fitch in June, 1875 in Morristown, NY. They had children Amos Burton Fitch, Leslie Warren Fitch, Percival Maurice Fitch. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal chruch. She died on November 2, 1914 at Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

From her obituary:
Mrs. Fitch was an invalid several months preceding her death, but bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and patience and though desiring to live for the sake of her family was reconciled to her death and departed this life with the full assurance of heaven in her heart. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years and died in the triumph of a living faith in her Redeemer. She was a true and faithful wife and a kind and indulgent mother. Funeral services were held at her late home. Rev. T. A. Story, pastor of the church officiating. An abundance of flowers and the presence of a large number of friends and neighbors bore testimony of the high esteem in which she was held. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Chippewa Street Cemetery while the rays of the November sun shed their soft light on her open grave betoking the brighter and clearer light which welcomed her to the beautiful home beyond.



AHFFB. Warren Alvin Dake
Warren was born on Jan 21, 1851 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY. Hemarried Sylvia A. LaRock (9/19/1871 – 9/20/1948) in 1894. Some records indicate his middle initial was M. He was a gardner (vegetable truck farmer) by occupation and did extensive business with the summer colony at Oak Point, despite being crippled. He moved to Oak Point early in life. He died on July 24, 1933 at Oak Point, St. Lawrence Co., NY due to complications from an attack of the grip. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Morristown, NY.

 

Warren Alvin Dake Family


AHFFBA. Alvin Dake
Alvin was born about 1896 in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Warren and Sylvia Dake. He died about 1898 of Bright's disease in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY.






 

 

 


AHFFBB. Margaret E. Dake
Margaret was born on Aug 29, 1898 at St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Warren and Sylvia Dake. She married Walter Henry Plantz. They had children: Warren Eugene (born July 11, 1916), Lottie (born Feb. 1918), Grace (born about 1920), Walter Henry(born March 24, 1921), William (born about 1922), Viola (born May 1927), Mary (born about 1930), Franklin (born about 1934) and David (born August 31, 1940). In 1973, she lived in Brier Hill, NY. She also lived in North Hammond, NY. She died in Dec. 1975 of Bright's disease.




 

 

 

AHFFBC. Rodger W. Dake
Rodger was born on July 17, 1907 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Warren and Sylvia Dake. He was a great hunter and fisherman and engaged as a guide on the river as well as caretaker for various cottages at Oak Point. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge. He died of accidentally self-inflicted gun shot wounds. He never married and at the time of his death was living with his mother. He died at Oak Point, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
From newspaper article, Thursday, Dec. 23, 1937:

 

 

 


FUNERAL YESTERDAY FOR RODGER W. DAKE, 30

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 1:30, from the home at Oak Point, for Roger W. Dake, 30, prominent river guide and "handy-man" about summer cottages at the Pont, who died early Monday morning while enroute to the hospital, of gunshot wounds in the abdomen. Rev. Garner S. Odell of this village, conducted the service, and interment was made in Morristown.

Rodger, who lived with his mother and aunt, Miss Eva LaRock, had not been feeling well, and was up around the house at about 2:30 Monday morning. He felt better when not lying down, so he was looking out the window when he saw a rabbit in the yard. He went to the front door, at the same time reaching with his left hand for his shotgun, which stood in the corner near the door. As he pulled the gun towards him, the hammer, which was on half cock, struck the edge of a table and dropped on the firing pin, exploding the shell. The charge of shot struck him in the adbomen, inflicting a serve wound.

His mother found him on the floor near the door, and immediately called Louden Daniels, for assistance, there being no one else living at the Point this winter besides the Dakes. Mrs. Dake did not tell Mr. Daniels what had happened over the phone, and he rushed out expecting to see the home afire. He lives some distance from the Point, and drove to the Dake home as quickly as he could. Upoon arrival there, Roger was conscious and Mr. Daniels immediately called Dr. T. A. Lewis of this village, who rushed to Oak Point. In the meantime Roger told Mr. Daniels how the accident happened, and Mr. Daniels comforted him as much as he could pending the arrival of the doctor. He also called Eustis ambulance in case it would be necessary to take the wounded man to the hospital.

Upon arrival at the home, Dr. Lewis ordered Dake's removal to the hospital, and gave him hypodermics. It is reported that the young man was conscious when being put in the ambulance, and bade his mother farewell in the realization that he could not survive the wound. Mr. Daniels accompanied him in the ambulance and the young mad died between Brier Hill and Morristown. He was taken to Hepburn hospital where Dr. Rutherford Roger upon admittance at 4:30 pronounced him dead.

AHFFBD. Harry Alvin Dake

Harry was born to parents Warren and Sylvia Dake. He attended Hammond schools. He married Ivy Garrod at Oak Point, St. Lawrence Co., NY with Rev. Dr. Daniel Ferguson officiating of the First Presbyterian church. (She was born in Great Yarmouth, England (the daughter of Walter and Georgiana Doy Gerrod) and came to Canada in 1912). He lived for a while in Flint, MI. He was a plumber, steamfitter and sheet metal worker after which he became a lamplighter for the US Coast Guard for Chippewa Bay, Oak Point Region. He was a lamplighter for the Coast Guard for 14 years before retiring. He loved alcoholic beverages, strong cheese, good company, good books, and most Englishmen. He hated hypocrites, blacks, Jews, fancy food and Governor Rockefeller. His larynx was removed due to cancer but he developed a device to enable him to speak. He made some devices for others but someone else patented his artificial larynx. He died on March 11, 1972 at Oak Point, Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY of a heart attack at the Barton Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY where he had been a patient for one day. His ashes were spread on St. Lawrence River by his grandson Everett at Harry's request. At the time of death he was survived by his widow, Ivy; two sons, John Dake of Pittsburgh, CA, and Sidney Dake of Vestal, NY; one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Hilda) Thomas of Stanford, CT; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Plantz of Brier Hill; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Harry A. Dake Family



AHFFBDB. Sidney Rodger Dake
Sidney was born on December 24, 1927 in Oak Point, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Harry Alvin Dake and Ivy Garrod Dake. He married Fae Corrine Kendter on June 17, 1951. They lived in Vestal, NY. Fae died on August 9, 1927 and Sidney then moved back to the Dake homestead in Oak Point, Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY for retirement. On June 17, 1951 he married Fae C. Kendter at Lewisburg, PA. (Fae died August 9, 1999). Sidney passed away on October 23, 2004 at Oat Point, NY

 

Obituary for Sidney R. Dake
October 23, 2004

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY

HAMMOND - Sidney R. Dake, 76 of 94 Dake Circle, Oak Point, formely of Vestal, died Saturday after noon at his home on Oak Point. Mr. Dake was an electrical engineer for IBM in Endicott, retiring in 1988.

He enjoyed the St. Lawrence River and fishing. He was a naturalist and herbalist and studied natural healing.

Born Dec. 24, 1927 in the family home at Oak Point, son of Harry A. and Ivy Garrod Dake, he graduated from Hammond Central School, Clarkson University, Potsdam and Binghamton State University where he received a master's degree in mathemathical computer science. He served in the Army from 1947 to 1951. He married Fae C. Kendter on June 17, 1951 at Lewisburg (Pa.) Lutheran Church. After retiring he couple moved to Oak Point. Mrs. Dake died August 9, 1999.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Sidney R. II and Linda, Dolores, Colo. and Chester H. and Suzanne, Marysville, Calif.; two daughters and their husbands, Linda L. and Lewis Pintler Berhshire, and Roxanne C. and David Seeley, Warren Center, Pa.; a brother , John, Pittsburg, Calif; a brother-in-law, Everett Thomas, Oak Point; 10 grandchildren, eigh great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Hilda Thomas, died before him.

A memorial serivce at Oak Point Community Center will be at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Donations may be made to Save the River.

Sidney Rodger Dake Family

Linda Lee Dake
Sidney Rodger Dake II
Chester Harrison Dake

 

AHFFBDBA Linda Lee Dake
Linda Lee and Lewis Pintler

Linda was born in St. Marys, PA to parents Sidney R. Dake and Fae Kendter Dake. She married Lewis Charles Pintler on June 18, 1980 in Vestal, NY. In 2013, she lived in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

 
AHFFBDBB Sidney Rodger Dake II
Sidney was born in St. Marys, Elk County, PA to parents Sidney Rodger Dake and Fae Kendter Dake. He married Linda Louise Fisher on March 20, 1977 at Vestal, Broome County, NY. He was self employed for most of his life.  Rodger enjoyed working with his hands.  He used his skills in drawing, painting, woodworking and making hand made crafts.  On July 14, 2013, Rodger passed away at his home in Cortez, Montezuma Co., Colorado at the age of 58. 

Family of Sidney Rodger Dake II

AHFFBDBBA. Jason Robert Dake

Jason was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake II and Linda (Fisher) Dake.  In 2013 he was living in Louisiana.

AHFFBDBBB. Sherece Connie Dake

Sherece was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake II and Linda (Fisher) Dake.  She married Chris Pryor and in 2013 she lieved in Pueblo West, Colorado.

AHFFBDBBC. Colter Harrison Dake

Colter was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake II and Linda (Fisher) Dake.  In 2013 he lived in Pueblo West, Colorado.

AHFFBDBBD. Kathy Evalyn Dake

Kathy was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake II and Linda (Fisher) Dake.  She married Dallas Frazier and they lived in Cortez, Montezuma, CO.

AHFFBDBBE. Chelsie Louise Dake

Chelsie was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake II and Linda (Fisher) Dake.  In 2013 she lived in Dolores, Montezuma, CO.


AHFFBDBC Chester Harrison Dake
Chester was born in St. Marys, PA in parents Sidney Rodger Dake and Fae Kendter Dake. He married Suzanne Morris on July 09, 1983 at Huntingdon, Great Britain.  In 2013, he lived in California.

AHFFBDBD Roxanne Corrine Dake
Roxanne was born to parents Sidney Rodger Dake and Fae Kendter Dake. She married David Richard Sealey on Aug. 21, 1977 at Vestal, NY.  In 2013 she lived in Pennsylvania.

AHFFBDC Hilda Lillian Dake
Hilda (Dake) ThomasHilda was born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Hammond, NY to parents Harry A. and Ivy Garrod Dake. She attended Hammond schools and graduated from High School in 1934. She later attended and graudated from the Home Economics Course of NY State School of Agriculture at Canton, NY in 1936. She worked as a dietician for Stamford Hall Santorium in Stamford, CT.

On Feb 14, 1941 Hilda married Everett Francis Thomas at First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT, Allen Hackett pastor officiating. The coupled resided in Stamford until 1975 when they returned to her family home at Oak Point, Hammond, NY.

She died on Oct. 23, 2002 at Oak Point, Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY. From her obituary;

"Surviving besides her husband are: a son Everett Dake Thomas and his wife Kathleen (Katy) Faye (Chapman) Thomas of Schuyler Falls, NY, a daughter Elizabeth Jane and her husband Paul B. Pinney III of Blauvelt, NY, 5 grandchildren: Wendy Miller and her husband Scott of Utica, NY, James Thomas and his wife Kim of Richmond, VA and Matthew Thomas of Oak Point, and his fiancee Peg Hauck, Paul Bradford Pinney IV and his wife Stella of Rego Park, NY and Kathleen Phinney of Malden, MA; 6 great-grandchildren, and two brothers; John Arthur Dake of Pittsburg, CA and Sidney Roger Dake of Oak Point, along with numerous nephews and nieces, their spouses, children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Ivy Miller.

Hilda was a avid gardner and talented seamstress who was active in church and community most of her life. She is fondly remembered for her kindness, charity and loving concern for everyone she knew."


AHFFBDD John Arthur Dake
John was born to parents Harry and Ivy Garrod Dake at Hammond, NY. He graduated from Hammond High School in 1936 and was a Barber for awhile in Hammond. He married Dovey Barton. They later moved to Pittsburgh, CA where he was also a Barber.

John Arthur Dake Family


AHFFBDDA Jane Dake
Jane was born to parents John A. Dake and Dovey Barton Dake.

AHFFBDDB Donna Lynn Dake
Donna was born to parents John A. Dake and Dovey Barton Dake at Pittsburgh, CA. She married Dean Metcalf.

AHFFBDDC Joanne Dake
Joanne was born to parents John A. Dake and Dovey Barton Dake at Pittsburgh, CA.

AHFFBDDD Roger Dake
Roger was born to parents John A. Dake and Dovey Barton Dake at Walnet Creek, CA.

AHFFC. Sarah Sophia Dake
Sarah was born on Feb. 17, 1853 in New York to parents Varnum and Catheryn Dake. She was married to Joseph Webster on April 25, 1872. She died on May 13 1878.

AHFFD. Ida E. Dake
Ida was born on May 3, 1856 in New York to parents Varnum and Catheryn Dake.

AHFFE. Lewis Henry Dake

Lewis Dake
Lewis was born on May 20, 1858 at Ogdensburg, NY to parents Varnum and Catheryn Dake. He married

Lewis and Francis Dake
Lewis H. Dake and Minnie Bell Felt Dake.

Francis Nellie Clute on Oct. 9, 1889. (she was born July 26, 1866 and died June 27, 1915). After Francis died, Lewis married his deceased brother's (Charles Alonzo Dake - AHFFH) wife, Minnie Belle Felt in 1921 or 1922. He died Jan. 1942.



 

 


The following storry was written by Lewis H. Dake:

TRUE STORY: Lewis H. Dake of Ogdensburg, writes us the following:

Back in the summer of 1888, I was living at North Hammond. N. Y., at the foot of what is known as Marvin Hill. I wanted to go over to Chippewa Bay, which is three miles away, either by land or by Chippewa Creek. As the road to the Bay was rough through the' woods, I got the idea of borrowing my neighbor's boat as I was pretty good at the oars. I went over one evening at supper, got the boat and started. However, I bad not gone tar before I saw that the boat was hard to row. It seemed to be water-soaked. So I had to start balling it out on the way over. I figured I would be across the bay before dark. But when I finally reached the mouth of the creek it was black darkness. It was also raining some and the wind was blowing quite bard and there was a big swell rolling into the bay. In leaving the mouth of the creek, I turned a little too close to the shore and got tangled in the weeds. They stuck to my oars and dragged on my boat. But after a while I got out into deep water. I had gotten, perhaps, halfway across the Bay when my oars grated on the rocks. It was a shoal and I thought I was going to drown. But just then the Lord sent a bigger swell and my boat rode over the jagged rock. But during my fright I lost my bearings. There was a lot of water In the boat now and I dared not stop to bail it out for fear of tipping over. And finally after a long, hard row, my boat grated on the' rocks. I climbed out, I was either on the main shore or on an Island. But I couldn't tell which. I tipped over the boat, emptied the water, then clambered up a hill. But where was I? Then I saw a light which I figured must be in the village of Chippewa Bay. So I took a straight line toward it. I stumbled and fell over rocks and scratched my hands and face from brambles. Suddenly, I realized I was between two buildings. Being pretty well acquainted at the Bay, I figured I was between Alec Allen's store' and his house. It was about 30 rods up the road to my destination. Wet and cold, bruised and scratched, and nearly exhausted I finally reached the place. And when I finally departed, I walked three miles back through the woods in the darkness to get home to avoid rowing across the bay again.

"Which goes to show you what foolish things a boy will do—just to see a girl! Chippewa Bay, Chippewa Bay, I'll ne'er forget that trip, to my dying day."

(Signed) "Lewis H. Dake,"
Ogdensburg

OBITUARY

LEWIS DAKE, 82, SALESMAN, DIES
LIFELONG RESIDENT OF ST.
LAWRENCE SUCCUMBS
FUNERAL RITES ON TUESDAY

Native of Hammond Had Resided In Ogdensburg since 1903 -Was Twice Married and Is Survived by Second Wife.

Ogdensburg, Jan. 13. —Funeral services for Lewis Henry Dake. 82-year-old salesman, of 720 Rensselaer Avenue, will be held from his late home tomorrow after-noon at 2 with Rev. George 0. Dando, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at Ogdensburg cemetery. Mr. Dake had been in failing health for the past several years. He entered Hepburn hospital for treatment last Tuesday. He was born in Hammond May 20, 1858, a son of the late Varnum and Katherine Brandy Dake. He resided in St. Lawrence coun ty all of his life coming to this city as a young man and residing here since. He was married twice. His first wife, the former Miss Nettle Clute, of Morristown, to whom he was wed on Oct. 9, 1889, died here on June 27, 1915. He married his second wife, the former Minnie Felt, who survives, in 1924. Mr. Dake resided in Hammond until 1901 when he moved to NIcholville. He came here in 1903. He was an active member of the local Methodist church.

Surviving, besides his wife, are six children by his first marriage, James and Ernest Dake of Gloversville; Lewis J. Dake, of Colorado; Mrs. Bessie Dashnaw, Ogdensburg; Mrs. Helen Fredericks, Potsdam, and Mrs. Francis Charleton, city; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Clute, Morristown, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Lewis Henry Dake Family

AHFFEA. Lewis Judson Dake
Lewis Judson Dake

Lewis was born on May 6, 1892 to parents Lewis and Nellie Dake. (I had received information that he was adopted but never found proof of this.) He never married. He wrote a book on doctoring using home remedies called: "The Economy Doctor Book for Family Use" and listed himself as: author, prospector and sage of Soldier Mountain. He lived much of his life in Woodland Park, CO.

His great-nephew Tom Baker, told a story of how he obtained a copy of Lewis' book. "In the early 1960s I was stationed at Fort Carson Colorado which is a short distance from Woodland Park where Lewis lived. In one of the letters from my mom she included his address. After exchanging several letters I agreed to meet him at one of the local saloons. As I walked in the place there was one person setting at the bar. There was no doubt as to who he was. He looked exactly like my moms older brother Maurice but a generation older. He was small in stature standing about 5 foot 5 inches. I don't recall if he had a beard or not. He was known as Louie to all the local people. We sat and talked for a time about his life. He left St. Lawrence County New York at age 16 traveling across the country spending the winter working on a farm in central Illinois. I really don't know why he settled in Colorado perhaps it was gold fever. He was a prospector all his life. I do recall finding his draft registration somewhere on line. He stayed in town during the winter but in summer he lived in a dirt floor cabin in the mountains. In 1959 my grandfather Morley Charlton and grandmother Francis (Dake) Charlton (AHFFED) visited him at this cabin while on a western trip. One of my family members has a photo of Louis standing in the doorway of this cabin. I have seen this photo but have yet to find it. I am sure there are more photos than just this one. After talking for quite some time he asked me if I would like a copy of his book. He autographed it on the first page. I asked him if we could see his cabin. He said that there was still snow in the higher elevations but that we could travel to the snow line. He did have a car and what a car it was. As we walked out the back door of the saloon I couldn't believe my eyes. There sat his 1939 Oldsmobile 4 door sedan as long as a city block. The road to his cabin was just a grassy lane. We couldn't go very far before turning around because of the snowline. It was early April. In the years following we corresponded occasionally. Eventually we lost contact."

Lewis died on November 1978 at Pubelo, CO and is buried at Cripple Creek Cemetery, Teller, CO.





AHFFEB. Bessie Dake
Bessie Dake
Bessie was an adopted child of Lewis and Nellie Dake born on June 01, 1894. She married Frank Dashnaw on Sept 18, 1916. She died Sept. 1972.









AHFFEC. Earnest Brumling Dake
Earnest Dake
Earnest was born to parents Lewis and Nellie Dake born June 4, 1897 at North Hammond, NY. He served in the Army during World War I. He enlisted on Aug. 8, 1918 at Utica, N.Y. and was listed as a farmer. He was discharged Aug. 4, 1919 as a Private in the Quartermaster Corps. (blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion and was 5' 3" tall) He married Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Dec. 24, 1922. (she proceeded him in death in 1984). He had worked as a glove maker and a farmer before moving to the Northwest in the 1940s. He first lived at Soap Lake before moving to Moses Lake, WA about 1977. He died April 2, 1987 at Samaritan Hospital, Moses Lake, WA. He was buried On April 15, 1987 at Moses Lake, WA with grave side service ministered by his son, Harris F. Dake

EARNEST DAKE OBITUARY

Ernest Bromling Dake, 88, Moses Lake, died April 2 at Samaritian Hospital

Interment will be at Pioneer Memorial Gardens with memorial graveside services to follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of Memories.

Dake was born June 4, 1897 in New York, son of the late Lewis and Nettie Dake. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was married to Mary Edwards in December 1921. She preceded him in death in 1984. He had lived in Soap Lake for many years before moving to Moses Lake about 10 years ago.

He is survived by three sons, Harris F. Dake, Flat Rock, North Carolina, Hollis G. Dake, England and Donald D. Dake Florida; four daughters, Maejel Kalty, Portland, Ore., Joyce Tarshis, Florida and Violet Fallone, Fonda, New York, as sister Helen LeBlanc, New York; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Earnest Dake Family


AHFFECA Violet Dake
Violet was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards. She married Peter Fallone.


AHFFECB. Wilma Joyce Dake
Wilma was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Nov. 30, 1922. She died pior to 1987.

AHFFECC. Hollis Gerald Dake
Wilma and brothers Hollis and Harris
Wilma, Hollis and Harris Dake
Hollis was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Dec. 7, 1924 (twin to Harris) at Ogdensburgh, NY. He served in the Army during World War II in Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army in the European theater including the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Bronze Star. He married Jeanne Maskery. While in England he worked for St. Edwards Hospital, retiring in 1980 as a Psychiatric Nursing Supervisor after 26 years of service. St Edwards Hospital was a psyciatric hospital in the village of Cheddleton, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, approx 5 miles from Werrington and in very beautiful countryside. sadly,despite the exquisite architecture of the buildings there, St. Edwards was closed in 2000 by the NHS Trust and the whole complex was demolished in late 2002 to make way for a new housing estate. Hollis and Jeanne Dake lived in Leek for a short time with their two sons, before moving into a house actually on the grounds of the hospital. These houses are now private rather than under NHS ownership and as such are still standing. Later on,around 1980, they moved to Moreton Close,which is a cul-de-sac off of Chatsworth Drive in Werrington,Stoke on Trent. Sadly after complications following an accident in the early 80's, Jeanne had to have both legs aputated below the knee and was confined to a wheelchair. As such,they moved back to Cheddleton to a bungalow, overlooking the rolling countryside. They lived here until Jeanne's death from an anurism in 1991. Hollis then moved to Uttoxeter,Staffordshire to be nearer to Jeanne's sister Jennifer. He then relocated back to the US in approx 1993. Hollis was known as "the quiet american" by his neighbours and friends in Cheddleton, and was very well regarded and respected by all who knew him. He had an international license for general and psychiatric nursing and taught classes in that field. He was an accomplished artist, working primarily with oils which he enjoyed until his death. He died Feb. 3, 1999 in Flat Rock, NC. A memorial service was held at Shepherd's Church Street Chapel, Hendersonville, NC with Rev. David G. Kelly Jr., officiating. His ashes were scattered at Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England where his wife Jeanne is buried.



HOLLIS DAKE OBITUARY

FLAT ROCK, N.C. — Hollis Gerald Dake, 74, of Flat Rock died Feb. 3 at home after a long illness.

Born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., Mr. Dike served with the Army during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

For 41 years, he lived in England prior to moving to Henderson County in 1992. While in England, Mr. Dake worked at St. Edward's Hospital, retiring in 1980 as psychiatric nursing supervisor after 27 years. 'He held an international license for general and psychiatric nursing and taught classes in these fields. His wife, Jeanne Maskery Dake, died in 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony David Dake and Martin Maskery Dake, both of England; three sisters, Jean W. Miller of South Dakota, Violet T. D. Fallone of Fonda, N.Y., and Joyce E. Tarshis of Virginia; two brothers, Donald D. Dake of Bryson City, and Harris F. Dake of Flat Rock, NC and three grandchildren.

Memorial service was held on Friday in Flat Rock. Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Arrangements were by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors & Cremation Memorial Center, Hendersonville, NC.


Hollis Gerald Dake Family


AHFFECCA. Anthony David Dake
Anthony (Tony) was born on July 5, 1952 to parents Hollis G. Dake and Jeanne (Maskery) Dake. He married Janet (last name unknown) and moved to Crewe, Cheshire, England. He adopted Janet's son Scott (Scott works as an Accountant in Macclesfield, Cheshire). Tony works for British Telecom and still lives in Crewe, Cheshire, England.

AHFFECCB. Martin Maskery Dake
Martin was born on May 7, 1951 to parents Hollis G. Dake and Jeanne (Maskery) Dake. He followed the nursing profession, like his father, and went to work at St. Edwards Hospital as a Psyciatric Nurse. He now works as a manager of an elderly care home in Sandbach, Cheshire, England. He married Pauline Prince of Cobridge, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England in 1972 and moved to the village of Werrington, Stoke on Trent. They divorced in 1990 and Martin remarried to Yvonne Ankurt from Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. He remarried again in 1996 to Joan Dale of Middlewich, Cheshire (she was born Jan. 6, 1945) and they moved to Sandbach, Cheshire where they reside to this day (2003).

Martin Maskery Dake Family


AHFFECCBA. Michael Dake
Michael was born in 1982 to parents Martin Dake and Pauline (Prince) Dake. He was a flight attendent from 2001 to 2002 and currently works as a ciivil servant for Stoke on Trent City Council and lives at Werrington, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.

AHFFECCBB. Lauren Dake
Lauren was born on Jan. 28, 1992 to parents Martin Dake and Yvonne (Ankurt) Dake.

AHFFECD. Harris Franklin Dake

Hollis Dake, Frank St. John, Harris F. Dake

Harris was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Dec. 7, 1924 (twin to Hollis).



 

 



TEN DAYS IN APRIL, TWELVE DAYS IN MAY

Harris F. Dake's account of his capture and internment by the Germans in April and May of 1945.

At the request of Secretary George Harber, I submit the following account of my capture and internment by the Germans in April and May of 1945.

It must be realized that at the age of 21, and in combat, we put little or no importance on keeping any record of our experiences. It is only later in our lives, that unit histories and family records come to the limelight. It is only then that any fragment of note or memory is seized upon as the desert traveler searches for the water in the oasis. Fortunately, I was able to obtain a "Merkbuch" and pencil while prisoner and did make a few notes, not so much of historical value but of human interest.

My story begins with the southward movement of the 20th Corps, to which we were attached, the 19th of April 1945. We moved to a position 25 miles east of Bamberg, Germany and were in the process of locating gun positions and OP's when the use of my jeep and myself were requested by Colonel Yarnall. We were to go to Chemnitz to attend an investigation of an incident in which we were to have shot down one of our own aircraft (a P-51 Mustang) resulting in the death of a U.S.A.F. Colonel. I only know this because I was on the site minutes after the pilot crashed (after releasing his bombs) upside down into the side of a hill. He was beheaded in the crash. All other information pertaining to this Chemnitz meeting was contained in a brief carried by Warrant Officer Guy F. Boyle and his assistant T/Sgt. Luther Sheldon. This information was placed in the glove compartment of my jeep for the trip. I would love to read the official report of that incident!

We departed the CP area on the morning of the 21st of April with enough gas and rations for three days. Our barracks bags and personal belongings were left at the CP, except for the things on our own person. Warrant Officer Boyle occupied the seat next to me and Sgt. Sheldon rode in the back. We followed a route from Hoilfeld to the German Autobahn and thence north to Chemnitz.

It sounded simple and. since Col. Yarnall assured us that Chemnitz was in U.S. hands, we looked forward to a quiet and relaxing journey — might even be fun! (How ignorant of danger are we when young!) Our trip up the German "Super Highway" was uneventful except for the detouring of many bridge locations. There were few bridges left standing so we had to drive around or through whatever they were spanning —drove through water above the floor boards several times — thanks for the durable jeep! Late in the afternoon we took the exit off the Autobahn and headed for Chemnitz. After a few miles we encountered a group of Army Engineers working on a small bridge about four miles from Chemnitz. We asked them if we would have any trouble getting into Chemnitz. The Sgt. assured us it was held by U.S. forces — "no problem." We continued on our way in the direction of the city. By now it was late afternoon, pouring rain, and getting dark. I was kept very busy dodging the shell holes in the road and burned-out vehicles. Suddenly about 50 yards ahead I spotted through our rain-spattered windshield a pile of trees across the road. I slammed on the brakes and stopped about five feet short of the trees.

Oh! Oh! Road Block! Ambush! In a frantic effort to shift to "reverse" and turn around I only got as far as "neutral" when all hell broke loose. Small arms fire and one large caliber shot. The next thing I knew I was on my knees on the pavement and bullets were flying everywhere. Sheldon & I dove for the side of the road-.--no ditch for protection! Lying there I could see the grooves being made by the bullets hitting the pavement. I shouted to Sheldon "We gotta get up or we'll lay here 'til they hit us." He said, "I ain't moving." I had two choices; get up and hope they stop firing or lay there and possibly be killed. I chose the former, stood up, raised my hands and walked straight up to a group of about 15 young boys and old men with rifles leveled at me from the underbrush.

While we were being taken into custody a German soldier rushed up to me with a first aid kit already opened. It was only then that I realized I was bleeding from the nose and left shin. He dressed the wounds and let me continue. I thanked him by saying "Danka." I was next accosted by a young soldier, who turned out to be a young blond girl, who took my billfold. She gave me the billfold back after fleecing through it thoroughly and taking what she wanted. After a brief search we were loaded back into our jeep (Sgt. Sheldon and I — we were not to see W.O. Boyle again) and driven to the German headquarters deep inside the city. It was only then that I noticed the hole in the metal part of the center of the dashboard, clean and neat, about a 37mm. No wonder we were blown out of the jeep! The streets of Chemnitz were an absolute mess — wires, wreckage and rubble everywhere. Even the building where we were taken was half demolished. (I learned later that Warrant Officer Boyle had been hit in the left shoulder blade, the bullet exiting the left shoulder. He was taken to a German hospital. He later was sent to a hospital in Belgium and recovered).

We were questioned thoroughly, and separately, by a German officer who spoke perfect English. The only thing that sticks in my memory from the interrogation are these two questions: "How many tanks are in you unit?" and "When will you fight the Russians?" The latter question I thought to be very humorous at the time. A very few years later, it became apparent that the seriousness of that question was much better analyzed by the Germans than ourselves.

Late that night we were put into a small black panel truck with no windows and driven to a POW facility at Gera where we were among a great many other prisoners being separated by nationality and rank. We were only there one or two days and then transported to Linda. We were told that the Russians were too close so the prisoners were being moved. The greatest dread of the Germans was to be captured by the Russians. The second was to be outnumbered in tanks.

The "prison" at Linda was an old rural schoolhouse. We were housed in one small room (18 of us) with double decker bunks and loose straw for bedding and a small wood-burning stove in one corner. There was a door to the rest of the building at which a guard was posted and another door to an outside barbed-wire enclosure of very small proportion. This was to be our 'home" for the duration.

It is strange how humor can seep into the darkest hours — but somehow the American G.I. always managed to make that an important part of his survival kit. I remember an incident with T/Sgt. Lowery (Mulberry, Fla.) who was an 8th Air Force crewman shot down over Germany. He had only a pocket full of wheat for food for several days before he was captured. There was a farmhouse about 50 yards from our enclosure and he got the idea to strew a line of wheat from outside the barbed-wire fence to the doorway in an attempt to lure one of the roaming chickens to our boiling pot. He proceeded to do so and sure enough he grabbed it just inside the door, wrung its neck, skinned it and hid the entrails underneath the straw of one of the bunks — all in a matter of seconds. It was the only time we had any meat to go with our boiled potatoes or turnips or half slice of black bread -- this to be washed down with some very bland weed they called "tea." It was a joyous occasion!

It did not last long! We were awakened very early the next morning with a shrill blast from the guard's whistle. He shouted for us to line up and, thrusting his Luger in each of our faces separately, he demanded "Who took the chicken?" "Where is the chicken?" We did not need to know German to know what he said! It seems the farmer's wife had come running to the guards quarters screaming we had stolen her chicken. Anyway, no one gave an answer. I felt sure someone was going to be shot as an example. Instead the guard searched for the chicken, didn't find it and ran out the door extremely upset. It was then that fright turned to Laughter and my pulse returned to normal.

We entertained ourselves as best we could by playing cards, talking about our families, our outfits, and our capture. We even were able to have a long talk with our guard and learned that he was a pilot who had been shot down and as a result had lost the use of the fingers of his right hand. It was a terrible shame because he had been a concert pianist before the war! One day we were asked to go out into the woods and carry logs in for firewood, but we were told that we could not beforced to do this because were non-commissioned officers. But we were very happy to get a chance for a change of scenery and much needed exercise. Can you imagine a German guard "asking" earlier in the war!

About two days after we were at Linda we were told that President Roosevelt had died. Of course no one believed it and I did not know the truth until after we were again with U.S. military forces. Being on an OP at the time and separated from the rest of the battalion, this information never reached me.

Somewhere around the end of April we began to hear faint artillery fire or bombs. We were not sure which. But as each day went by it became nearer and nearer and by the second or third of May we began to hear small arms fire. The nervousness and uneasiness of our guards was very obvious. The end was near. They knew it and we knew it. We cheered every time the nearby guns spoke.

On the 4th of May part of our group decided that they wanted to attempt an escape that night. The following is a list of those men who chose to escape, and their home address at the time:

Pvt. Raymond Gutierrez -- 308 8th St., Gilroy, CA
Pvt. Owen S. Steele -- 848 N.W. 76th St., Miami, FL
Sgt. Lloyd Lowery—Box 2565, Mulberry, FL
Pvt. Leland L. Davis—5834 Cedros Ave., Van Nuys, CA
Pfc. Roy Lance—Route #1, Erwin, TN
Pvt. Frank Pedati—68 Oakland Ave., Jersey City, NJ

The rest of their episode appears later in this account.

The 8th of May! The war is over—but not for us! This turned out to be a very dangerous interlude. Our guards had disappeared and we were still in a Russian combat zone. We were on our own — not yet in contact with the Russians and about 18 miles from the American lines. We decided to head for the village of Linda. I don't think it was much more than a mile or two. We followed the edge of a wooded area passing no more than 20 or 30 yards in the rear of the last German defenses which were a few machine guns and the rest riflemen. As their magazines were emptied they turned and fled the oncoming Russians. We kept going, paying no heed to the flying bullets until we got to the center of the village. Not one soul around — white flags in all the windows. We wondered. To whom were they surrendering? We went up the street, where the ground was higher, to try to get a better view. Russian tanks had completely encircled the town! A Russian convoy was almost to the town. What a mishmash of transport - lend-lease Studebaker trucks (most with no tires), hand pulled carts, bicycles and horses and wagons. It looked like they just drove their vehicles until they quit — no maintenance, no repairs — leave them where they die.

Ed Gavlik (Elizabeth City, NH, 6th Armored Division) liberated a Luger from one of the German soldiers (now dressed in civilian clothes) and hid it inside his shirt. The Russians came storming into town firing their machine guns at anything and everything. I remember that two of our men ran across the street from the cafe, where we had sought refuge, and into a shoe store. They were going to get some new shoes! We heard the sputtering of a machine gun and they came flying out the door. It seems a Russian soldier had the same idea but first he did his usual thing by spraying the ceiling with bullets. Our poor guys were upstairs!

The Russians came into the cafe, sprayed the interior with bullets, and proceeded to drink anything and everything in sight. I wondered how many of their casualties were the result of this type of activity! Fortunately for us Ed Gavlik could understand and speak Russian so he hit it off with a Russian Major and from then on our wish was his command. A civilian pointed out a Nazi sympathizer. The Russian Major pulled him outside, knelt him down by the side of the road and put a bullet through the man's head. We were taken to a farmhouse where the Major demanded food. When the farmer pleaded that he had none, he was tied to a chair and ordered to produce some or be shot! It took a lot of talking by Ed Gavlik to prevent this from happening. From there we went to another home and we, and the Russians, were treated to the best meal we had had in a very long time. I still wonder where the farmer got the food. Whatever the source, it sure was a feast!

The next morning we were treated to very thick and very hot oatmeal from a huge Russian Army outdoor kettle. Now it was time to think about getting back to the American lines, but where were they and how far? The decision was made to take the first highway that looked like it might be a main highway and head west.

No way did we want to be the guests of the Russians for months! (Thousands of freed POW's were put in stockades by Russians. Many were not returned to the U.S. military until many months after the war and many others were shot trying to escape.) Anyway, Gaylik with his pistol rounded up enough bicycles for everyone and off we went. The highway was clogged with refugees making their weary way east. It was difficult trying to make any headway against this massive human tide. (Russian planes strafed the refugee columns with P-38 Lightnings). A few of us were separated from the rest at times but all managed to get back together. After approximately 18 miles of this we spotted a jeep in the distance, approaching from a side road. As it got nearer we were able to see a U.S. Army Major standing up and waving his arms. He stopped a few yards from us and ran to us and shook our hands, saying loud and clear "Welcome back!" We finally felt safe! We finally felt free! He led us back to his infantry CP where we identified ourselves and were given our first G.I. meal in quite some time. Because our stomachs were considerably shrunken we ate very little, but we sure enjoyed it. We were even offered "A spot of tea" by a British Army unit across the road. We respectfully declined! "Where ya bee+ mate? Guests of the Jerries?"

After about an hour we were loaded into a truck and driven to Gera (May 10) to a POW debriefing center. We answered many, many questions and signed our statements. We were separated from the many nationalities May 11, packed 50 to a truck standing room only, bound for Weimar airport. Our long convoy was passing through a wooded area when a whole series of tremendous explosions occured! The truck in front of us was knocked out and the driver killed. Some of the trucks were turned over. Many were injured. We pulled around the wreckage and continued on our way. We soon encountered an MP who said that they had just blown up an ammunition dump! Great timing! Arrived at Weimar Airport with no further ado.

On May 12, 1945, 11:50 a.m., we boarded C-47's, which had been used as paratroop planes, with just aluminum shell for a seat. We joined in formations of 9 aircraft and flew very low all the way to LeHarve. We had a birdseye view of the destruction wrought through the years of the war — a terrible reminder of hundreds of battles and bombings and loss of human life. One sees the terrible price of liberty and freedom. Will we continue to take them for granted as we did before this struggle? Is there some other lunatic waiting in the wings to test our mettle?

We landed at LeHarve at 1:30 pm whereupon we were again loaded on trucks and transported to Camp Lucky Strike, about 40 miles from LeHarve. This was one of the five RAMP (Recovered American Military Personnel) camps in the area. They were all named after cigarette brands. Here we were deloused, had our first shower in months, questioned again, reoriented, given new uniforms (clean clothes at last!) and put up in tents. Much to our chagrin, we were not going home for a while. The almost constant rain and dampness in our tents further lowered our morale. As it turned out, I was to spend the next 25 days in this environment. I contracted an infection in both feet which I was not able to get rid of until many months after the war.

We were put on an exclusive diet of stewed chicken and egg-flog to gain back our weight and recondition our digestive systems. Remember, most of these men had spent years as POW's and their stomachs were down to the size of a baseball! Reconditioning had to be done very carefully or serious medical problems or even death could result.

I do not remember all that we did to occupy those days but I had noted in my "Merkbuch" three movies: "Bowery to Broadway" with Jack Oakie, Maria Montez, Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan; "Two Down and One To Go"; "Destination Tokyo". It was a distasteful reminder that we were still at war with Japan. There were still men fighting and dying to complete the task that was before us in 1941.

One of the most moving moments for me was when General Eisenhower toured our camp and stopped every so often, to stand up in his jeep and welcome us back. He was answered with rousing cheers each time. It must also be noted here that we learned that the 6 fellow prisoners who escaped from Linda on May 4 (we had advised them it was too near the end of the war to take such a chance) were all recaptured. Two were recaptured by the S.S., one by the Russians and three by the Germans. Those captured by the fanatic S.S. were severely beaten and one had an extremely rough time before he was released from a Russian stockade. As it turned out, three more days was all that they would have had to wait!

On June 5, one day short of the first anniversary of D-Day, we boarded the Navy transport Admiral William S. Benson, together with 5,012 liberated prisoners and 194 members of the 97th Infantry Division headquarters staff. The voyage back across the Atlantic was much smoother and much faster than the North Atlantic was in October of 1944! Finally, on June 12, we entered New York harbor — 9 ships and 16,845 troops. * We were welcomed by that great lady, The Statue of Liberty. There were no words to express one's feelings at that instant! As promised in the last line of my poem "Troopship," we had indeed "Come back this way again."

*Some of the units represented were the 1st, 4th and 45th Divisions, the 3rd Ranger Division, the 4th, 7th and 9th Armored Divisions and 8th Air Force.

Addendum:
Arrived home June 15, 1945 on a 60 day convalescence furlough.
Lake Placid, NY — 2 weeks orientation and reassignment.
Reassigned to Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA.
Promoted to Sgt.
Requested discharge from the Army Dec. 5, 1945; discharged Dec. 6, 1945. Became Regular Army — Dec. 6, re-enlisted in the Air Corps — assigned to Mitchell Field, L.I., NY as Chief of Records, Adjutant Generals Office, Squadron A, 116th Army Air Forces Base Unit, 1st AF. Final task — setting up files for the newly formed Air Defense Command.
Dec. 19, 1946 — discharged at Mitchell Field, LI, NY.
3 years, 5 months, 14 days, service, Army Anti-Aircraft, Infantry and Army Air Force.

AHFFECE. Majel Ray Dake
Majel Rae DakeMajel was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Jan. 14, 1927. She married a Mr. Kalty and lived in Portland, Ore.









 


AHFFECF. Joyce Ellen Dake
Joyce was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards on Nov. 2, 1929. She married a Mr. Tarshis and lived in Virginia and Florida.

AHFFECG. Jean Dake
Jean DakeJean was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards. She married a Mr. Miller and lived in South Dakota.

Jean Dake Miller




 

 

 




AHFFECH. Donald D. Dake
Donald was born to Earnest Dake and Addie Elizabeth Edwards. He lived in Florida.

AHFFED. Francis A. Dake
Francis
Francis was born on July 7, 1899 to parents Lewis and

See picture of other children (left to right): Maurice Lewis, Ethel Mary and Helen Florence. Not shown are Betty who died at 18 months and Sherman. Also see picture of Francis and her first cousin Inez Dake at (Code AHFFHH).

Nellie Dake. She married Morley Charlton. They had a daughter Ethel Mary Charlton on March 08, 1921 who married Vernon Baker and they had children Thomas and Robin. They also had a son Sherman Carlton who was later to become an Electrical Engineer. Francis died in Nov. 1965.




AHFFEE. Mary Helen Dake
Mary Helen DakeMary Helen was born to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Francis Nettie Clute Dake on Nov. 1, 1901. She married George Frederick and later a Mr. LeBlanc.










 


AHFFEF. James Dake
Jim Dake James was born to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Francis Nettie Clute Dake on Aug. 5, 1890. He married Margaret Kirby (she was born Sept. 10, 1899). He died on Nov. 1979.




 

 

James Dake Family

James Dake Family
From Left to Right: James Dake Jr., June (Dake) DeTraglia, James Dake Sr., Margaret (Kirby) Dake, Evelyn (Dake) Slovik, Edgar (Eddie) Dake Sr



AHFFEFA. Evelyn Dake
Evelyn DakeEvelyn was born on August 5, 1917 to parents James Dake and Margaret (Kirby) Dake. She married a Mr. Slovik. See picture below with brother James.




 


AHFFEFB. Edgar Dake
Edgar Dake Sr. AHFFEFBEdgar was born to parents James Dake and Margaret (Kirby) Dake.











Edgar Dake Family


AHFFEFBA. Edgar Ernast Dake
Edgar Dake, Jr.Edgar was born April 4, 1940 to parent Edgar Dake. Raised by grandparents James Dake and Margaret Kirby Dake of Gloversville, NY. He married Phillis Loya. (She remarried and lives in Corinth, NY) He died in an automobile accident on July 1978 in Fulton Co. near Gloversville, NY.








Edgar Ernast Dake Family

AHFFEFBAA. Deena Marie Dake
Deena was born to parents Edgar Ernast Dake and Phillis (Loya) Dake. In 2002, lives in Corinth, NY.

AHFFEFBAB. Jamie Elaine Dake
Jamie was born to parents Edgar Ernast Dake and Phillis (Loya) Dake. In 2002, lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

AHFFEFBAC. June Marie Dake
June was born to parents Edgar Ernast Dake and Phillis (Loya) Dake. In 2002, lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.


AHFFEFC. James Dake
James Dake and Wife
James and Wife
James was born on January 19, 1922 to parents James Dake and Margaret (Kirby) Dake
James Dake with Sister Eveyln AHFFEFA
James with sister Evelyn (Dake) Slovik (AHFFEFA).
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AHFFEFD. June Dake
June Dake DeTragliaJune was born to on January 3, 1923 parents James Dake and Margaret (Kirby) Dake. She married a Mr. DeTraglia and they had two children.








 


AHFFEFE. Lewis Dake
Lewis Dake was born on June 8, 1919 to parents James Dake and Margaret (Kirby) Dake. It appears that he died at a very young age.

AHFFF. Caroline Clara Adelia Dake
Caroline was born on Oct 31, 1860 to parents Varnum and Katherine Dake. She was married to Frank E. Scofield on June 20, 1878.

AHFFG. Bertha Electa Anna Dake
Bertha was born on Aug. 27, 1864 to parents Varnum and Katherine Dake. Bertha

AHFFH. Charles Alonzo R. Dake
Charles was born on March 9, 1849 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. to Varnum and Katherine Dake. He was married on Jan. 1, 1882 to Minnie Belle Felt. (She was born Nov. 30, 1864). He died on May 19, 1912 in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. After Charles died in 1912, Minnie married his brother Lewis Henry Dake.

Charles A. R. Dake Family



AHFFHA.. William Charles Dake
William (Willie) was born on Nov. 19, 1883 at Hammond, N.Y. to parents Charles and Minnie Felt Dake. He died by drowning in a pond in 1904. A weak heart may have also contributed to his death. He was buried in the Old Hammond Cemetery, Hammond, NY.

AHFFHB. Helen Myrtle Dake
Helen Dake (husband Jerry)Helen was born September 8, 1886 to parents Charles R. Alonzo Dake and Minnie (Felt) Dake at Hammond in St. Lawrence Co. NY.

She married Jeremiah M. Salisbury of Hammond on August 30, 1905. He was the son of Fernando and Dorothy Ann (Yerdon) Salisbury. He was born 14 Feb 1876 in Hammond and died 19 Sept 1961 at Pulaski. He worked on farms in the Hammond and Philadelphia NY areas before buying a farm on the North Road, Pulaski, Oswego Co. NY in the early 1930's.

Helen and Jerry Salisbury had two children: Charles F. and Vivian Pearl. Charles F. Salisbury(5 Jan 1912 - 8 Dec 1978) who married Catherine Frary of Pulaski, daughter of Guy and Eva (Chase) Frary. They farmed on the North Road between Pulaski and Sandy Creek, Oswego Co. NY, eventually combining thier farm with Helen and Jerry's. They had seven children: Marilyn, Richard (1941 - 2002), Bruce, Lois, Donald, Warren (1948 - 1956), and David. After Charles' death Catherine became a Methodist Minister, receiving her Doctoaral degree in 2001 at age 84.

Their daughter, Vivian Pearl Salisbury was born March 15, 1917 in Depeyster, St. Lawrence, NY to Helen (Dake) and Jerry Salisbury. Vivian graduated from Pulaski Academy and from Albany State Teacher's College in 1938. She married a Pulaski neighbor, Merrill Fry Hurd (11 Nov 1915 - 31 Jan 1973) son of John P. and Mary Jane (Fry) Hurd. Dr. Hurd was a school principal in several northern NY districts. Vivian was a Latin and French teacher. Merrill and Vivian had Linda Mary, Margaret Joan (Peggy) and Paul Merrill. After Merrill's death, Vivian moved to Cape Coral, Florida and married Edward H. Spearman (b. 16 Jul 1919, m. 14 Feb 1978, d. 18 Mar 1993). Vivian died of heart failure on March 10, 2003 at Syracuse, NY.

Helen died 24 Feb 1946 at Pulaski and is buried there.

AHFFHC. Lewis Henry Dake
Lewis Henry DakeLewis was born to parents Charles and Minnie Felt Dake on April 13, 1888 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co. NY. In 1921, he married Dorothy Eugenia Whitworth. (She was born May 6, 1905 and died April 26, 2001. She later married George Weber). They lived in Broadalbin, NY (near Amsterdam, NY). He died May 27, 1943. in Broadalbin, NY.



 



Lewis Henry Dake Family

AHFFHCA. Walter Lewis Henry Dake
Walter was born Dec. 13, 1922 to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy (Whitworth) Dake. He married Winifred Pauline Jeffords on Dec. 8, 1951. Walter died on Oct. 9, 1990 at Broadalbin, NY.

Walter Lewis Dake Family

AHFFHCAA. Alleyn Walter Dake
Alleyn was born in 1952 to parents Walter Lewis Dake and Winifred (Jeffords) Dake. He died in 1993.

AHFFHCAB. Sherree Marie Dake
Sherree was born to parents Walter Lewis Dake and Winifred (Jeffords) Dake.

AHFFHCAC. Shawn D. Dake
Shawn was born to parents Walter Lewis Dake and Winifred (Jeffords) Dake.

AHFFHCB. Phyllis Maude Dake
Phyllis was born on April 13, 1925 to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy (Whitworth) Dake. She married James Vincent Mikucki on July 19, 1949. (Jim died Dec. 15, 1993 at Norristown, PA). They had children: Mary Ann (married Mr. Poloway), James Lewis and Michael Paul Mikucki.

AHFFHCC. Roger Charles Dake
Roger was born June 6, 1926 to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy (Whitworth) Dake. He married Mary Margaret Cunningham. Roger later married Virginia (last name known. She died in 1990.) Roger lived in Amsterdam in 2009.

Roger Charles Dake Family

AHFFHCCA. William Roger Dake
William was born to parents Roger Charles Dake and Mary (Cunningham) Dake.

AHFFHCCB. Scott Arthur Dake
Scott was born to parents Roger Charles Dake and Mary (Cunningham) Dake.

AHFFHCCC. Susan Linda Dake
Susan was born to parents Roger Charles Dake and Mary (Cunningham) Dake. She married a Mr. Stevens.


AHFFHCD. Donald Douglas Dake
Donald (Jake) was born on Dec. 10, 1928 to Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy (Whitworth) Dake. He married Mary Margaret Woods on May 2, 1953. (She was born May 12, 1931. It appears they were divorced some time before 1965. She later married John Morris). He later married Carolyn Rangel Slate (She died Nov. 6, 2002) Donald died on January 1982 in Clinton, Oneida Co., NY.

Donald Douglas Dake Family


AHFFHCDA. Thomas William Dake
Thomas was born Feb. 13, 1955 in Amsterdam, NY to parents Donald Douglas Dake and Mary Margaret (Woods) Dake. He graduated from New Hartford High School and served in the US Army from June 1973 to June of 176 as a Military Police Officer. He was employed for over 22 years with Air France and Continental Air Lines as their Food Service Coordinator. He was a avid hunter and fisherman.

Obituary from New Hartford, NY News

Thomas W. Dake 52, of Houston, Texas and formerly of New Hartford passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Houston on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. He was born on February 13, 1955 in Amsterdm, NY a son of Margaret (Woods) Dake and the late Donald D. Dake. He was a 1973 graduate of New Hartford High School and served in the United States Army from June of 1973 to June of 1976 as a Military Police Officer. He was employed for over 22 years with Air France and Continental Air Lines as their Food Service Coordinator. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman. Hew also loved playing darts and spending time with his many co-workers who were like family to him. Tom was an extensive traveler who enjoyed traveling to many differrent countries in Europe, and all over the world. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Morris of New Hartford; a sister, Kathleen Monagham and her husband, Timothy of New Hartford; three nieces, Dr. Elizabeth Benson and her husband, Michael of NC, Dr. Laura Monaghan of Cheektowaga, NY and Kelly Monagham of Syracuse, NY; also a nephew, John Monaghan of New Hartford. He is also survived by an aunt, Kathleen McCord of Virginia Beach, VA; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Kelly J. Dake and his stepfather, John Morris.

AHFFHCDB. Kathleen Ann Dake
Kathleen was born to parents Donald Douglas Dake and Mary Margaret (Woods) Dake. She married Timothy Monaghan of New Hartford, NY. They had childred: Dr. Elizabeth, Dr. Laura, Kelly and John Monaghan.

AHFFHCDC. Kelly Jean Dake
Kelly was born to parents Donald Douglas Dake and Mary Margaret (Woods) Dake. She died prior to 2007.

AHFFHCDD. Jeffrey Dake

Jeffrey was born Nov. 25, 1965 to parents Donald Douglas Dake and Carolyn Rangel (Slate) Dake. In 2004, he lived in Melbourne, FL.

 

 



AHFFHCE. Avis Mary Dake
Avis was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Broadalbin, Fulton County, N.Y., to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy E. (Whitworth) Dake. She has resided in the Amsterdam, NY area and in Pennsylvania. She was a 1948 graduate of the Broadalbin High School where she was a member of the school's cheerleading squad. Before moving to the York area, Avis worked at McCrory's Department Store in Gloversville, N.Y., for 21 years serving as head cashier and store manager for eight years. After moving to York, Avis accepted a position at Pleasant Acres Nursing Home, where she was a seamstress in the Laundry Department, retiring in 1993 after 14 years of service. She also worked part-time at Bon-Ton Department Store. Avis was a faithful and devoted member of Salem United Church of Christ in Dover. She also enjoyed square dancing and was a former member of the White Rose Center. She volunteered as a Senior Companion and was a member of the Viking Athletic Association.

Avis Mary Dake, 79, of Springettsbury Twp., died peacefully at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2009, at York Hospital, York, PA. Avis is survived by her sister, Phyllis Mikucki of Norristown; her brother, Roger Dake of Amsterdam, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend of 32 years, Goldie Keener of York. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Currey, and two brothers, Walter Dake and Donald Dake. Burial was at the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery

AHFFHCF. Dorothy Alice Dake
Dorothy was born July 27, 1939 to parents Lewis Henry Dake and Dorothy (Whitworth) Dake. She married to Charles Currey and had four daughters: Lisa Marie, Michelle Ann, Dawn Elizabeth and Heather Dawn Currey. Died some time before 2009.

AHFFHD. Murray L. Dake
Murry DakeMurray L. Dake was the last of the nine children of Charles and Minnie Dake. Born 24 Nov 1905, at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY, when Charles was 56 and Minnie (Felt) Dake was 48, Murray would have been 22 years younger than William and only 7 when his father died in 1912. Murray married Mildred Peters. (She was born 20 Mar 1908 and died in 1983). Murray died in October 1957 and is buried in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY.


 

 

 




Murry L. Dake Family


AHFFHDA. Elizabeth (Betty) Dake
Betty was born in 1928 to parents Murry Dake and Mildred (Peters) Dake. Betty married George Ross and had Gilbert, Mary Elizabeth, George Robert, Linda Marie, Richard F. and Ernest Ross. She died in 1979.

AHFFHDB. Beatrice Dake
Beatrice was born on August 30, 1935 to parents Murry Dake and Mildred (Peters) Dake at Morristown, NY. She attended Lisbon, NY rural schools, and contracted polio at the age of 13. She then attended a polio rehabilitation school in Syracuse and later graduated from the Syracuse Business School. She became a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company in Syracuse for a time before returning to Lisbon. Beatrice married Merton J. Moore in 1958 (He died in Oct. 2000) and had two daughters, Michelle (later Mrs. Reginald Burr) and Rosemarie (later Mrs. Pete Smith). They lived in Lisbon, NY and after she suffered a stroke in 2007, she moved near her daughter Michelle. She died on May 11, 2010.



AHFFHDC. Ronald Dake
Ronald was born on Dec. 16, 1942 to parents Murry Dake and Mildred (Peters) Dake. He died at a young age.

AHFFHE. Lela B. Dake
Lela was born in Hammond, NY to Charles and Minnie Felt Dake on 15 April 1892. She married Floyd Webb Snow on 1 Jul 1911. He was born 30 Sept 1887, the son of Henry Harrison Snow and Louise Webb. He died 19 March 1948.

Lela and Floyd Snow had three children: William Snow(1913-1972 married Elda Stokes and had 6 children), Robert Snow married Carolyn Simonet and Lois Snow (1920-1998 married Earl Stowell and had two children).

Lela later married John Hance and retired with him to Largo, Florida. After his death in 1969, Lela and her widowed sister, Inez, lived together. They continued to make a trip north for the family reunion most years. Lela died December 23, 1986 in Clearwater Florida and is buried in Herman, St. Lawrence, NY.

Lela, Hazel, Ethel, Inez
Lela, Hazel, Ethel and Inez Dake


AHFFHF. Hazel B. Dake
Hazel DkeHazel Dake was born to Minnie (Felt) Dake and Charles Dake on Feb 4, 1894 in Hammond, NY. She married Ray Vrooman on Christmas Day, 1915. He was born 1 May 1893 and died 23 March 1962. The family farmed in the Pulaski, NY area. She died there on 3 Sept. 1970 and is buried at Fernwood, Pulaski, NY.

Hazel and Ray had five children: Walter married Dorothy Brandt, Minnie (2 May 1918 - 5 Dec 1997) married Leland Stevens, Wendell "Pete" Vrooman married Norma Ladd, (Elizabeth)Lillian married George Weber, Edwin was born 24 Jul 1929 and died in 1951. He was not married.



Vrooman Family
Vrooman Family



AHFFHG. Ethel L. Dake
Ethel & GeorgeEthel was the sixth child of Charles and Minnie Dake. She was born June 15, 1897 and died in 1999 at 101 years. See story below from the Watertown (NY)Daily Times, June 1997. She is buried in Champion, Jefferson Co. NY. She married George L. Fleming on Oct. 18, 1916.

Ethel and her husband George Fleming had two children: Allison Fleming (1919-1999) married Leland Exford, had four sons, and lived in Watertown, Merlin Fleming (b. 1925) married Muriel, had six children and lives in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 


Ethel Fleming Fetes Her 100th Birthday
Watertown (NY) Daily Times
June 1997

Ethel Fleming, Samaritan-Keep Home, Celebrated her 100th birthday June 15. Fifty family members joined her by attending services at Champion United Methodist Church and a family-style dinner at Champion Grange Hall. She also received a 100th birthday congratulation certificate from President and Mrs. Clinton.

Mrs. Fleming has lived in the Watertown, Carthage and Champion areas for the past 65 years. She has resided at Samaritan-Keep Home for nine years and also celebrated her birthday there with her friends and nurses by sharing birthday cake.

Born June 15, 1897, in Hammond, daughter of Charles and Minnie Dake, she married George Fleming on Oct. 18, 1916 in the town of Hammond. The couple operated a farm in Hammond from 1921 to 1933, when they purchased a farm in the Carthage-Champion area. Mr. Fleming died July 9, 1955. She has a daughter, Allison Exford, Watertown. A son, Merlin, Banner Elk, NC; 12 (?) grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


AHFFHH. Inez Vivian Dake
Inez and Henry BauerInez Vivian Dake was born Sept 29, 1900 in Hammond NY to Charles and Minnie Felt Dake. In 1925 she graduated from Ogdensburg State Hospital School of nursing in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, NY.

In October 1930, she married Henry J. Bauer (1905-1975) at Peekskill, NY. Her husband owned a grocery store in Peekskill for 50 years. The children of Inez and Henry Bauer are: Jean M. Bauer Heller and William H. Bauer . William lives in Washington State and Arizona. Jean lives in Florida.

Francis (AHFFED) & Inez (AHFFHH)
Inez Dake (AHFFHH) on right; and 1st Cousin Francis Dake (AHFFED) on left.


After Henry's death, Inez lived in Florida with her sister, Lela. She died at Dunedin, FL. Dec. 1, 1990 and is buried in Peekskill, NY.





 

 

 

 





AHFFHI. Harrison (Harry) K. Dake
Harrison (Harry) DakeHarry was born on Sept. 2, 1903 to parents Charles and Minnie Felt Dake. He lived in DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY. He never married and died in 1952.











 


AHFG. Amanda Dake
Amanda was born to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake on Jan 16, 1808 at Greenfield, N.Y.

AHFH. Uriah Dake
Uriah was born Nov. 8, 1811; at Greenfield, N.Y. to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake. He married Catherine Collehan (age 16) on 17 Mar. 1856, at Barry Co., MI.by Justice of Peace Mila Williams. Date of death is unknown.

AHFI. Carlisle Dake
Carlisle was born Dec.2, 1812 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake. He married Amelia Fell (she was born in 1821 in Prescott, Canada and died in 1889). He died in 1878.

Carlisle Dake Family

AHFIA. William Augustus Dake

William was born to Carlisle and Amelia Dake on March 07, 1851. He married Emma Jane Waite (1851-1926) in 1876 (she was born April 22, 1851 and died April 27, 1926). He died on Jan. 28, 1936.

William Augustus Dake Family


AHFIAA. Henry W. Dake

Henry was born on November 2, 1879 at Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., NY to William and Emma Dake. He married Ethel Maria Wilson (born November 12, 1881 at Morristown, NY and died November 27, 1965 at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY) on Nov. 20, 1907 at Morristown, NY. He lived in Ogdensburg, Bier Hill, Morristown and West Carthage, NY. He had occupations as a Country School Teacher, farmer, buther, barber and store keeper. He died in Oct.13, 1962 at West Carthage, NY and is buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Henry W. Dake Family


AHFIAAA. Kathryn Meda Dake
Kathryn was born on May 09, 1919 to Henry and Ethel Dake at Ogensburg, NY. She married Roger Arthur Williams (born March 22, 1924; Lansing, MI) on June 10, 1950 in Ithaca, NY on the Cornell University Campus. They lived in West Carthage, NY. She was an elementary school teacher and housewife. They had children: Janice Lynne Williams (born April 3, 1952 at Potsdam, NY and married Michael Rudolph Simone (born January 23, 1953) on June 14, 1975. They have children: Lara Kathryn and Kirsten Juliet Simone); Kermit Roger Williams (born January 9, 1954); Lowell Arthur Williams (born Oct. 21, 1960); and Malcolm Stuart Williams (born January 4, 1964).

AHFIAAB. Russell Stewart Dake
Russell Dake Russell was born on Aug. 25, 1910 at Brier Hill, St. Lawrence Co., NY to parents Henry W. and Ethel Wilson Dake. He graduated from Morristown High School in 1928. He later graduated from the Powelson Institute of Accounting in Syracuse, NY. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid 1930's and was office manager at the J. Frank Sharp Garage in Clintonville, PA at the time of his marriage.

He married Edith Grace Murray (born in 1913) on Sept. 19, 1937 at Morristown Methodist Episcopal Church parsonage the Rev. Frank Bennett officiating. He began his career with the Alcoa Aluminum Company of America in Massena in 1942, in the accounting department. In 1958, he transferred as assistant office manager to the company's Wenatchee, WA plant and then to the Evansville, IN plant in 1957. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1959 and was subsequently appointed chief of the internal audit division of Alcoa's general accounting department. In 1964, he was named controller of the Alcoa Credit Company, a home improvement finance company in Pittsburgh. As chief internal auditor he traveled extensively to the company's remote mining operations and refining plants in South America. He retired in 1973 as Vice President of Alcoa Credit Company.

Following his retirement he lived for 25 years in Clintonville, PA where he became an accomplished wood worker and gardener. He was a life member of Massena Elks Lodge 1702 and Masons Acadian Lodge 128 and was active in the Clintonville Lions Club, serving as king lion in 1982. He died on March 30, 1998 and was burried at Pine Hill Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NY.

OBITUARY: RUSSELL STEWART DAKE
Monday, April 06, 1998
By Marylynne Pitz, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

Russell Stewart "Russ" Dake was hunting rabbits when he lost his left hand in an accident with a shotgun at age 16.

But that injury did not stop him from becoming a well-traveled accountant for Alcoa and an accomplished woodworker who made all the cabinets for a farmhouse he built for his retirement in Clintonville, Venango Co. (

"He hired local carpenters who helped him put the frame up. He built the kitchen out of wormy chestnut and all the interior trim is made out of cherry wood. He literally was the one-armed paper hanger, " said Mr. Dake's son Stephan of Fox Chapel.

An upbeat man with a sharp mind and a dry sense of humor, Mr. Dake joked about his retirement project.

"He called it a farm-ette. It certainly didn't produce anything of value except pleasure," his son said.

Mr. Dake 87, died of vascular dementia last Monday at Seneca Hills in Verona, where he an his wife of 61 years, Edith had lived since June.

A native of Ogdensburg, N.Y., Mr. Dake was in his 20s when he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a federal program created in the 1930s after the Great Depression.

His son said the experience taught his father leadership.

"It was a quasi-military type operation. You had barracks and training and ranks. Instead of fighting wars, you chopped trails through the woods and did water conservation projects. He was in that for several years."

After leaving the corps in 1936, Mr. Dake studied accounting for three years at a school in Syracuse, N.Y., then went to work for Ford Motor Co. for about two years.

His career with Alcoa began in 1941 at the company's Massena, N.Y. plant. In 1952, Mr. Dake moved to Wenatchee, Wash., site of one of Alcoa's largest primary smelters, which make aluminum ingots for aircraft.

In 1956, Mr. Dake moved to Evansville, Ind., where Alcoa was building a smelting plant. In 1959, Mr. Dake moved to Pittsburgh and joined the company's audit staff.

A chief internal auditor for Alcoa, Mr. Dake traveled extensively in the United States and Jamaica and to the company's remote mining operations and refining plants in Suriname and Guyana, South America. He also audited Alcoa's steamship fleet, which carried aluminum ore to smelters.

In the late 1960's, Mr. Dake became one of the founding staff members of Alcoa Credit Co., a commercial arm of the company that helped consumers finance their purchases of Alcoa products.

Mr. Dake took early retirement in 1973, leaving the post of vice president of Alcoa Credit Co.

Retirement allowed Mr. Dake to return to the rural life he loved as a child and pursue his avocations -- farming, gardening and woodworking.

"He wanted a little play farm. He was raised on a dairy farm in Morristown, N.Y. he wanted to have garden and a chicken house and a big pond," said his son. Mr. Dake settled in Clintonville, a hamlet of 500 people in Venango County. He created a one-acre lake on his property, which he called Seven Oaks because of the seven enormous trees adjacent to his farmhouse.

Jennifer Dake, his granddaughter, recalled that two years ago, she spent two weeks on the farm, helping to harvest a garden she had planted with her grandfather. "When we were harvesting our little crop, he was amazed at every red tomato, every round pumpkin. He never lost that amazement of what the earth can produce when you take care of it." said Jennifer Dake, a student at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

Mr. Dake raised chickens that laid blue eggs, often taking them to his neighbor, Daryl Roll, who met him in 1977. "He used to bring me a dozen of what he called red and some were blue," Roll said. "We had a lot of good times talking garden and chickens."

Mr. Dake "liked the solitude and the peace and quiet. He liked watching the deer go right through their backyard into the garden," Roll said of her neighbor. Mr. Dake often talked about woodworking with his neighbor and fellow woodworker, Bob Roll, but did not complain about being one-handed. "He didn't look at it as being a handicap. To him, it was just something you had to get around," Daryl Roll said.

Mr. Dake was a life member of the Massena Elks Lodge No. 1702, a life member of the New York Masons Acacian Lodge 128 and was active in the Clintonville Lions Club, serving as King Lion in 1982.

In addition to his wife, son and granddaughter, Mr. Dake is survived by a sister, Kathryn Dake Williams of Carthage, N.Y. and a grandson, Owen Dake of Durango, Colo.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Methodist Church in Clintonville. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Memorials may be made to: Project Mercy c/o Taylor University- T.W.O., 500 W. Reade Ave., Upland, Indiana; or to the Galilee Methodist Church, Black Lake Road, care of Mr. Gary Baldwin, Ogdensburg, N.Y. 13669.

Russell Stewart Dake Family

AHFIAABA. Phillip Dake


Phillip was born to parents Russell Steward Dake and Edith Grace Murray Dake in 1943. Died prior to 1998?

AHFIAABB. Stephan Henry Dake

Stephan H DakeStephan was born to parents Russell Stewart Dake and Edith Grace Murray Dake on Dec. 06, 1946 at Massena, St. Lawrence Co., NY. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Cleveland State (Ohio) in 1970 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in 1975 from the University of Pittsburgh with a MBA. He married Bonnie Lee Lipski (she was born in 1947). They currently live in Fox Chapel, PA (2008).

Between 1972 and 1974 he was a Project Engineer for Swindell-Dressler and was assigned to the Kamaz River (Russia) Truck Project and subsequentyly to Polish EPC Projects. Between 1974 and 1976 he Project Management for various international turnkey plants supply contracts. He was responsible for engineering, equipment procurement, and interfacing with the field construction managers. He resided in Poland and Algeria for extended periods. In 1976 to 1977 he worked for Gordian Associates (Division of Pullman) International Consulting Group with offices in New York, London, and Paris. During this time he developed feasibility studies, production cost analysis, and project justifications for international projects. Sponsored by Pullman Inc. for MIT Sloan Fellows program Algeria in 1976. Between 1977 and 1979 he worked for Pullman International in the Paris France office with primary business development responsibility for North Africa, Mid-East, and Eastern Europe. He provided Engineering services included steel plants and general manufacturing and Dressler Ceramics EPC projects.

Between 1979 and 1981, Stephan worked for Arthur G. McKee (Davy McKee International) Cleveland, Ohio as Sales Manager for the USA Engineering Division. In this position, he managed the North American sales group for this diversified process technology and engineering services organization. Between 1981 and 1987 he worked for the Dick Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA - as Director of Business Development. Dick is one of the largest private contracting firms in the USA. He managed the marketing and sales functions for the Power & Industrial Division. Between 1987 and 1989 he worked for Lexeme Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA as Vice President Marketing and Strategic Development. . Lexeme was a venture capital funded software engineering start-up which evolved out of Carnegie Mellon University. The focus was to develop operating system translation software for the US government ADA command and control avionics conversion market.

Between 1989 and 1991 Stephan worked for Voest-Alpine (Austria) International as Director of Engineering & Construction (USA) responsible for design and construction of a $180 million dollar capital expansion for USS Corporation Gary, Indiana. He established and managed a VAI Pittsburgh project office (staffed to 95 people), executed detailed engineering and constructed the turnkey project. In 1989 he was chairman of the International Bridge Conference.

In 1990 Stephan was President of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania. Between 1991 and 1999 he worked for Raytheon (Rust Engineers until 1996) Engineering & Construction in Pittsburgh, PA as Vice President & General Sales Manager-Industrial/Process Division. Between 1999 and 2002 he worked for the Washington Group International (successor to Raytheon E&C) as VP Commercial Development Industrial/Process Group. He was responsible for Utility client relationships and commercial aspects of DTE-Raytheon Coal Pulverization projects at Sparrows Point. This project won the WGI Eastern Region Eagle award in 2000-2001 and generated a record profit for the I/P Group. In June 2001 he was assigned to EPC market development in Houston, TX.

In 2002 he became a member of the founding partner team owning and managing S/D Engineers Inc., Loftus Associates LLC, Core Technology Inc., StepOne Systems and active in day to day management of firms. He was a marketing and sales consultant to Claudius Peters AG (Hamburg Germany) for NA projects in coal and energy sectors. He was also owner of Owen & Company Inc. a residential property development and construction management entity. In 2004 he became President and CEO of Sargent Electric Company.

In addition to his career accomplishments he is a registered Class A contractor in California and a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He is a member of AIME and ASME professional associations.

He has also been very active in his personal life as a member of the Longue Vue Country Club of Pittsburgh, an amateur architect and furniture designer. From 1982 to 1989 he was an active leader of the Boy Scouts of America. He has sat on several charity committee's and boards: Boy Scouts Charity Golf Committee, Family House - Charity Polo Committee and the Board of Abraxas Foundation.

 

Stephan H. Dake Family

AHFIAABBA. Owen Dake
Born Dec. 3, 1973 to Stephan Henry Dake and Bonnie Lee Lipski Dake at Pittsburgh, PA.

AHFIAABBB. Jennifer Dake
Born Mar. 3, 1977 to Stephan Henry Dake and Bonnie Lee Lipski Dake at Pittsburgh, PA.

 


AHFIAB. Ferdinand Carlyle Dake
Ferdinand was born to parents William Augustus Dake and Emma Jane Waite on July 18, 1874. He married Augusta Barney (she was born on Oct. 5, 1876). He died on July 26, 1943 at Morristown, NY and was buried at Ingham Cemetery, Morristown, NY.

Ferdinand Carlyle Dake Family

AHFIABA. Cecil B. Dake
Cecil was born in 1903 to parents Ferdinand C. and Augusta (Barney) Dake. He married Lulu May Roberts and married a second time to Lois Smith.

AHFIABB. Emma Irene Dake
Emma was born in 1905 to parents Ferdinand C. and Augusta (Barney) Dake. She married Donald Seeley.

AHFIAC. Clara S. Dake
Clara was born to parents William Augustus Dake and Emma Jane Waite. She married Frank Watson.

AHFIAD. Edith May Dake
Edith was born to parents William Augustus Dake and Emma Jane Waite in March 1887. She married Myron Colton. She died in 1971.

AHFIAE. Carl A. Dake
Carl was born to parents William Augustus Dake and Emma Jane Waite in Aug. 1891. He married Muriel Bulger. He died in 1967.

Carl A. Dake Family


AHFIAEA. Gloria Clara Dake
Gloria was born to parents Carl A. and Muriel (Bulger) Dake.

AHFIAEB. Robert Carl Dake
Robert was born to parents Carl A. and Muriel (Bulger) Dake.

AHFIAEC. Terry William Dake
Terry was born to parents Carl A. and Muriel (Bulger) Dake.

AHFIAED. Kathy May Dake
Kathy was born to parents Carl A. and Muriel (Bulger) Dake.

AHFIB. Sally M. Dake
Sally was born to parents Carlisle Dake and Amelia Fell in 1853. She married a Mr. Lowery. She died in 1933.

AHFIC. Eliza Jane Dake
Eliza Jane was born to parents Carlisle Dake and Amelia Fell in 1857. She died in 1880 and was buried in Ingham Cemetery, Morristown, NY.

AHFID. Margareta Dake
Margareta was born to parents Carlisle Dake and Amelia Fell in 1848. She died in 1852 and was buried in Ingham Cemetery, Morristown, NY.

AHFIE. Erastus Dake
Erastus was born to parents Carlisle Dake and Amelia Fell in 1849. He died in 1852 and was buried in Ingham Cemetery, Morristown, NY.

AHFJ. Tompkins Dake
Tompkins was born on Nov. 6, 1814 at Greenfield, N.Y. to parents Benjamin Dake and Anna Rogers Dake. He married Melinda Barber (born Sept. 18, 1818; daughter of Simeon H. and Sally Barber). He later married Mary Eaton. He was living in Saratoga Co., N.Y. in the 1850 census. He died Nov. 15, 1858 and was buried at Middle Grove, N.Y.

Tompkins Dake Family

AHFJA. Melinda Dake
Melinda was born to parents Tompkins and Melinda Barber Dake.

AHFJB. Frederick Dake
Frederick was born on Oct. 6, 1849 to parents Tompkins and Melinda Dake at Mayfield, N.Y. He married Jennie Gorlock on April 23, 1876 at Greenfield, N.Y. (She was born on May 31, 1860 at Greenfield and died June 6, 1906 at Ballston Spa) He was a farmer by trade. Fred and his wife were charter members of the Greenfield Grange #807 when it was chartered in 1896. He died on March 7, 1937 at Middle Grove, N.Y.

Frederick Dake Family

AHFJBA. Jennie Isabelle Dake

Jennie was born to parents Frederick and Jennie Gorlock Dake on June 12, 1894 at Greenfield, N.Y. She married Irving R. Brown on Feb. 15, 1919 at Albany, N.Y. by Alexander Abbott.

AHFJBB Frederick Dake
Frederick was born to parents Frederick and Jennie Gorlock Dake about 1881.

AHFJBC Goldie F. Dake
Goldie was born to parents Frederick and Jennie Gorlock Dake about 1886.

AHFJBD Grover F. Dake
Grover was born to parents Frederick and Jennie Gorlock Dake on Oct. 28, 1884. He married Lucillie May (Lucy) Stanley and they had two children in the three years they were married (She was born July 22, 1891 at Saratoga Springs, NY. and she died in Florida in 1951) She later married Walter Keib so they must have been divorced and Grover remarried to Fannie F. Haskell. (born July 3, 1886, died December 1969). Grover died June 1982 in New York.

Grover F. Dake Family

AHFJBDA Elmer Stanley Dake
Elmer was born to parents Grover F. and Lucy (Stanley) Dake on May 24, 1909, in Middle Grove, Saratoga, New York. in the 1920 New York Census, he was listed in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY living with his father, his step mother Fannie (Annie) F. Dake and his grandfather Frederick Dake. He was later adopted by his mothers second husband Walter Keib after her divorce from Grover Dake. In the 1930 New York Census he was listed in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY living with his mother and step father Walter Keib. Elmer died in January 1988 at Greenfield Center, Saratoga, NY.

Elmer Stanley Dake Family

AHFJBDAA. Elmer Benjamin Dake
Elmer was born to parents Elmer Stanley Dake and (mother unknown).  He married Nelie B. Austin.  Date and location of death unknown. 

Elmer Benjamin Dake Family

AHFJBDAAA. Frederick L. Dake
Frederick L. Dake
Frederick L. Dake
Frederick was born to parents Elmer Benjamin Dake and Nelie B. (Austin) Dake on Sept. 28, 1944 at Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York.

Obituary from the Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, New York
Deceased: Frederick L. Dake Sr. 'Big Fred,
Date: February 20,2010


GREENFIELD CENTER - Frederick L. Dake Sr., of Greenfield Center, died unexpectedty Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, At Saratoga Hospitai. He was 65.  Born Sept. 28, 1944, in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of Elmer B. and Nellie B. (Austin) Dake.


Fred grew up in Greenfield and was a 1964 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He served four years in the New York Army National Guard and was honorably discharged.  On July 22, 1967, he married Karen F. Clark of Stillwater. Fred was employed as chauffer for New York State Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Samuel Aldrich before beginning his 30-year career in law enforcement. After a short time with the Saratoga Springs Police Department, he joined the Saratoga County Sheriffs Department of Corrections. He then graduated to deputy sheriff and was assigned to road patrol, retiring in 2004. He also served as past union president.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Along with his lifelong buddy, Edward Eichorst Jr., he enjoyed attending auctions. Most importantly, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family and grandchildren.

Fred was predeceased by his brother, Stanley B. Dake Sr., in 2009; and by two sisters.  He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Karen F. Dake of Greenfield; a son, Frederick L. Dake Jr. and his wife, Jodi, of South Glens Falls; a daughter, Shannon L. Gray and her husband, Jeff, of Sacandaga Lake; grandchildren, Kryssa, Kaylie and Michael Dake and Tom Gray and Martin Baylies Jr.; seven sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to B p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs.
Funeral service wiil be herd at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb.22,2010, atthe funerar home. ln lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN.

Frederick L. Dake Family

AHFJBDAAAA. Frederick L. Dake, Jr.
Frederick Jr. was born to Frederick L. Dake and Karen F. (Clark) Dake.  He married Jodi (maiden name unknown).  In 2010, he lived in South Glenn Falls, Saratoga, New York.

Frederick L. Dake Jr. Family

AHFJBDAAAAA. Kyrssa Dake
Kyrssa was born to parents Frederick L. Dake, Jr. and Jodie (maiden name unknown) Dake.

AHFJBDAAAAB. Kaylie Dake
Kaylie was born to parents Frederick L. Dake, Jr. and Jodie (maiden name unknown) Dake.

AHFJBDAAAAC. Michael Dake
Michael was born to parents Frederick L. Dake, Jr. and Jodie (maiden name unknown) Dake.

 

AHFJBDAAAB.  Sharron L. Dake
Sharron was born to Frederick L. Dake and Karen F. (Clark) Dake.  She married Jeff Gray and they had one child: Tom.

 

AHFJBDAAB. Stanley Bud Dake
Stanley was born to parents Elmer Benjamin Dake and Nelie B. (Austin) Dake on April 9, 1955. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He married Catherine Linda Hayes and later Brenda Jo (maiden name unknown).   In September 2005, he was living in Greenfield Center, Saratoga, New York.  He died on March 1, 2009 and was  buried at the Gerald B. H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York.

Stanley Bud Dake Family

AHFJBDAABA. Stanley Bud Dake
Stanley was born to parents Stanley Bud Dake and Catherine Linda (Hayes) Dake on June 19, 1970 at Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York.  He died September 3, 2005. 

 Obituary from the Port Star Newspaper:
Published in the Post Star on 9/5/2005.
Dake Jr., Stanley B. , Greenfield Center --

Staff Sergeant Stanley B. Dake Jr., of Sand Hill Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Middle Line Road in the town of Milton, while on his way to work to support Operation Katrina. He was 26.   He was born on June 19, 1979, in Saratoga Springs and was a 1998 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. 


Staff Sergeant Dake was assigned to Company C of the 142nd Air Assault of the New York Army National Guard. Dake joined the New York Army National Guard on March 25, 1997.
After basic training and Advanced Infantry Training, he became a member of E Co. located at Latham, N.Y., at the Albany International Airport. At that time, he was a 67T Black Hawk aircraft mechanic. He showed true technical proficiency on these aircraft and came up through the ranks ahead of his peers. Staff Sergeant Dake was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on April 7, 2002, and assumed the position of Maintenance Section Sergeant.
During his tenure in this position, he showed true leadership skills and was instrumental in sustaining a high aircraft availability Sergeant Dake, because of his technical expertise, was moved to the Quality Control Section as a Technical Inspector. In this section, he showed true knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures.


Dake was also presently employed part time at Sears at Wilton Mall, where he worked in the hardware department.  Dake enjoyed hunting, restoring cars and spending time with his family.  His family will remember him as one who was loving, caring and thoughtful of others.   He is survived by his father, Stanley B. Dake Sr. of Greenfield Center; his mother, Catherine Dake of Clifton Park; his stepmother, Brenda Dake of Greenfield Center; a brother, Robert Dake of Stamford, Conn.; two sisters, Charlene Fessia of Clifton Park and Lana Mc Call of Hadley; three nephews, Anthony Fessia, Seth Mc Call and Logan Mc Call; several aunts, uncles and cousins.


A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue at Henning Road, Saratoga Springs. The Rev. Holly Nye will officiate.   Burial will follow at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at noon, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

AHFJBDAABB. Robert J. Dake
Robert was born to parents Stanley Bud Dake and Catherine Linda (Hayes) Dake.  In 2005, he was living in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

AHFJBDAABC. Charlene B. Dake
Charlene was born to parents Stanley Bud Dake and Catherine Linda (Hayes) Dake.  She married a Mr. Fessia and in 2005 they lived in Clifton Park, Saratoga, New York.  They had a son Anthony Fessia.

AHFJBDAABD. Lana Dake
Lana was born to parents Stanley Bud Dake and Catherine Linda (Hayes) Dake.  She married a Mr. McCall and in 2005 they were living in Hadley, Saratoga, New York.  They had children: Seth and Logan McCall.



AHFJBDB Estella M. Dake

Estella was born to parents Grover F. and Fannie (Haskell) Dake about 1921.

AHFJBDC Grover Leroy Dake
Grover was born to Grover F. and Fannie (Haskell) Dake on Dec. 09, 1925 at Middle Grove, Saratoga Co., New York. He grew up in Middle Grove, NY. and married Jean Woodcock. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korea conflict. He died on Feb. 17, 2001 at Corinth, NY. He is buried at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY.

Grover Leroy Dake Family

AHFJBDCA Steven Michael Dake

Steven was born to parents Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake on Oct. 1955. He died Oct. 1985.

AHFJBDCB Dennis Dake
Dennis was born to Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake. He died Sept. 26, 1988.

Dennis Dake Family


AHFJBDCBA. Michele Dake
Michele was born on Sept. 5, 1971 to parent Dennis Dake.

AHFJBDCBB. Caren Dake
Caren was born to parent Dennis Dake.

AHFJBDCBC. Dennis C. Dake
Dennis C. Dake was born to parent Dennis Dake.

AHFJBDCC Grover Leroy Dake
Grover Leroy (II) was born to parents Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake on Jan. 26, 1951.

AHFJBDCD Sandra Dake
Sandra was born to parents Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake on Oct. 31, 1949.

AHFJBDCE Susan Dake
Susan was born to parents Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake in July 1947.

AHFJBDCF Judith Dake
Judith was born to parents Grover Leroy and Jean Woodcock Dake on Sept. 28, 1945.

 

AHFJBDD. Madeline Dake
Madeline was born about 1908 to parents Grover F. and Lucy (Stanley) Dake. She probably died at an early age some time between 1910 and 1920.

AHFJC. Edgar T. Dake
Edgar was born on April 19, 1851 to parents Tompkins and Melinda (Barber) Dake. He married Lizza Chatfield (1869 – 1948). He died on March 21, 1932 and is buried at Middle Grove, Saratoga Co., NY.

AHFJD. Leroy Dake
Leroy was born on Nov. 30, 1853 to parents Tompkins and Melinda (Barber) Dake. He died on May 12, 1854.

AHFJE. Edgar Dake II
Edgar was born on April 19, 1851 to parents Tompkins and Melinda (Barber) Dake.



AHFK. Lucinda Ann Dake
Lucinda was born to Benjamin Deake and Anna Nancy Rogers on Jan. 15, 1817 at Greenfield, N.Y.

AHFL. Benjamin Franklin Dake
Benjamin was born to parents Benjamin and Anna Rogers Dake on Dec. 12, 1819 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N.Y. He married Polly B. Storey in 1845. (She was born about 1810, died on March 2, 1900 and was buried in Middle Grove Cemetery, Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY.

Benjamin Franklin Dake Family

AHFLA. Ferdinand A. Dake
Ferdinand was born about 1850 to parents Benjamin Franklin Dake and Polly B. (Storey) Dake.