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The Branches of The Drake Tree

Updated December 25, 2000

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Over the years, I have spent a considerable amount of time, tracking down my heritage. I've had some family memebers that answered questions for me, but nothing that was in dept, nothing that really told me a whole lot about my family.

I know a bit about my Father's German side of the line, very strong-willed people, but pleasnt all the same. My Grand father was born in Germany, and so was his Father. Also my Great Great Great Grand-Father, was the first fire cheif in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he came to Canada in 1847.

My Grandmother's maiden name was Daisy Flak, she is now Daisy Schmidt. That is about all I know so far about that side, I imagine I'll resume searching my roots of Germany some other time.

The most important part of my Heritage that I want to know about, is my mother's side of the line. I know my Grand-Father was a fisherman from Petty Harbour, Newfoundland. His name was Francis Drake, he died in 1985 when I was only three years of age. My Grand-Mother's maiden name was Selina Jane Rees, but she became "Drake" when she married Francis. I don't know too much about her, what I do know is that she had a beautiful voice, was a wonderful mother, and had a very kind manner. She died from cancer in 1966 at the tender age of 36.

Well, that concludes what I know of my "Drake" family line. It does not go much farther then that. But I am out on a search to find out how far back my "Drake" roots go.

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