John Otis Drake, born August 27, 1874 at Moberly, Randolph County, MO -- his mother Nancy Young -- his father's first name unknown; he may have had a twin brother, other siblings unknown. He was a widower with a young daughter, Fern, when he married my grandmother Ida, December 25, 1905 in AR -- later moved to California where he died in 1952 in San Bernardino County. Once owned Drake's Service Station in Bloomington Park, CA mid 1920s. Also lived on Nadeau St. in Watts area of Los Angeles at one time. Two other children Vivian Zeta and my father Otto Ottelia "Bud Henry".