"The Morning Olympian" of Friday, October 20, 1899 Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
DEATH OF LYMAN D. DRAKE
Caused by a Fall He Received at South Union on Wednesday
Lyman D. Drake, the well known resident of South Union, died at 5 o'clock on Wednesday evening as the result of a fall he received but three hours before. Mr. Drake was a brick mason by trade and was engaged in constructing a chimney on a house belonging to D. R. Burdick, at South Union. Mr. Drake was at work on a scaffolding about twelve feet from the ground when it gave way, throwing the unfortunate man heavily on his head and shoulder. The result evidently was that his spine was broken. The immediate effect was that he lost his eyesight, but he retained consciousness until his death. He was at once picked up and taken into the house but continued to grow worse. Three hours afterward he was moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Abbott, but died soon after being moved. He was 72 years of age and a wife and ten children, four boys and six girls, survive him. The funeral will be held this forenoon at 11 o'clock from the South Union church and interment will be in the Masonic cemetery. * * * The Olympia Daily Recorder June 27, 1904
Mrs. Caroline Drake, 65 years old, died at her residence, 1010 Columbia street, at 4 o'clock this morning. The funeral will be held in the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 29, interment being in the Masonic cemetery. Deceased was a native of Indiana and came to Washington thirty years ago. She leaves a family of ten children, all of who reside in Thurston county.