Information for Irwin W. Drake
1886 - 3 November, 1980
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
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Irwin W. Drake
Graveside services for Irwin W. Drake, 94, Caldwell, who died
Monday in a Caldwell nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30
a.m. Thursday in Middleton Cemetery, Middleton, by the Rev.
Dale Vandergrift, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel,
He was born Oct. 5, 1886, in Fort Snellings, Minn. At
the age of 4, he moved with his family to Boston, where he was
reared and educated. He attended the University of
Michigan. In 1906, he moved to Mountain Home, where he
drove a stage from Mountain Home to Boise for 14 months.
He was a cattle buyer for Clayton and Sons, Omaha, Neb., from
1908 to 1916. He owned and operated a ranch near Fort
Collins, Colo., from 1916-1930, when he went to work for the
Internal Revenue Service on the Mexican border. In 1932,
he moved to Bonneville County, where he worked as a probation
officer and later as a Bonneville County deputy sheriff.
He worked as a ranch hand for M.E. Toliver in Conant Valley
from 1949 to 1957, and for David Miller in Murphy and
Middleton from 1957 to 1974, when he retired.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Center.
Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel today from 4 to 9
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