Person:Agnes Drake (1)

Agnes Irene Drake
b.28 Mar 1905 Fort Totten, NY
d.11 Nov 1969 Las Cruces, NM
m. Abt 1902
  1. Jane Drake1903 - 1978
  2. Agnes Irene Drake1905 - 1969
  3. Foster H. Drake1907 - 1994
  4. Eunice DrakeAbt 1920 - 1948
m. 14 Jul 1929
  1. Robert Drake Herlihy1937 - 1997
Facts and Events
Name[3] Agnes Irene Drake
Gender Female
Birth? 28 Mar 1905 Fort Totten, NY
Marriage 14 Jul 1929 Flushing, Queens, New York, United StatesSt. Andrew Abellino R. C. Church
to Francis William Herlihy
Other Daughter-in-law: Jay Amberg (1)
with Francis William Herlihy
Death[1][2] 11 Nov 1969 Las Cruces, NM
Burial? Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemtery, Las Cruces, NM

Bill Herlihy's May 24, 1987 History of Agnes Irene Drake Herlihy, Page 1:

Nickname: Snooks, origin unknown; Father: John Foster Drake, Sergeant in the Coast Artillery at Fort Totten; Mother: Agnes Irene Snyder Drake, homemaker. Mom did not graduate from High School; instead she attended a trade school for beauticians sometime in the 1920's. From 1927 (?) until 1931 she and another girl were partners in a beauty salon, right across the street from City Hall in New York City. An indication that the customers were well-to-do is a small oil painting signed "R. Gallo 1927," which was given to Mom by one of her clients at the beauty salon. It is a lovely nature hangs in my living room.... My parents met because both of their fathers worked at Ft. Totten, NY. Grandfather Herlihy was the Post Plumber from1908?-1910 until his death in 1931. The job entitled him to living quarters on the Post. Grandfather Drake was a Master Sergeant who was stationed for many years in the 101st Co. of the Coast Artillery.

--OliviaRevits 13:44, 1 May 2007 (MDT)

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  1. Obituary
    Las Cruces Sun-News, Thurs., Nov. 13, 1969, p. ?.

    "Mrs. Herlihy Rites Tonight Public Prayer: Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. today at Dennis-Nelson Chapel, 530 N. Church St. for Mrs. Francis W. (Agnes) Herlihy, 64, 131 Harvard. Mrs. Herlihy died Tuesday. Funeral mass will be said at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Genevieve's with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Stephen Peters will officiate at the mass. A charter member of Dona Ana Association for Retarded Children, Mrs. Herlihy is survived by her widower, two sons, one sister and one brother. Pallbearers will be Willis Parson, Charles Neff, Al Lione, Russ Hayton, Ken Galinger and Bob Ennis."

  2. Obituary
    Las Cruces Sun-News, Wed., Nov. 12, 1969.

    "Agnes Herlihy Final Services Now Pending: Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Francis W. (Agnes) Herlihy, 64, are pending with Dennis-Nelson Funeral Home. She died Tuesday night at the family home, 131 Harvard. In addition to her widower, Mrs. Herlihy is survived by two sons, Robert D. and William F., both of Las Cruces; one sister, Mrs. Jane Mott, Whitestone, N.Y., and one brother, Foster Drake, Hempstead, N.Y. The Herlihy's have lived here since moving to Las Cruces from Virginia in 1950. Mrs. Herlihy was a retired government worker, having been last employed at White Sands Missile Range. Her widower is also a retired government worker."

  3. 1930 United States Federal Census. (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002)
    NY, Queens, Flushing, Block I, Sup. Dist. 34; E.D. 41-1085, Sheet 9 B, 24 April 1930.

    LINE 54: Herlihy, Agnes I., Wife H, F, W, AGE: 25, Married; AGE AT 1st MARRIAGE: 24, BORN: NY, FATHER BORN: Virginia; MOTHER BORN: NY; OCCUPATION: Hair Dresser