Indiana McCaslins

Clara Elizabeth DrakeAge: 83 years18791963

Clara Elizabeth Drake
Married name
Clara Elizabeth Bishop
Birth July 24, 1879 47 34
Census 1880 (Age 5 months)
Census 1895 (Age 15 years)
Note: Recorded as Farrest City-typographical error for Forrest City
Census 1900 (Age 20 years)
MarriageLewis Daniel BishopView this family
February 1, 1917 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
Eleanor Mary Bishop
February 24, 1919 (Age 39 years)
Census 1920 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Rix Drake
October 20, 1921 (Age 42 years)
Census 1930 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherEleanor Craig
March 19, 1932 (Age 52 years)
Census 1940 (Age 60 years)
Death of a husbandLewis Daniel Bishop
February 4, 1944 (Age 64 years)
Note: certid# 1944-MN-018079
Burial of a husbandLewis Daniel Bishop
February 7, 1944 (Age 64 years)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 144B Section 30 Grave 5
Death July 20, 1963 (Age 83 years)
Burial July 27, 1963 (7 days after death)
Note: Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 144B Section 30 Grave 6

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1871
9 years
Family with Lewis Daniel Bishop - View this family
Marriage: February 1, 1917Lime Springs, Howard, Iowa
2 years
Lewis Daniel Bishop + Myrtie Idela Clarke - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 28, 1895, Cerro Gordo, Iowa
2 months
3 years
Henry Lewis Bishop
Birth: July 3, 1899 28 24Nora Springs, Floyd, Iowa
Death: July 28, 1900Terril, Dickinson, Iowa
4 years
6 years


Recorded as Farrest City-typographical error for Forrest City


Lakewood Cemetery, Lot 144B Section 30 Grave 6

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The 1920 US Federal Census for Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, shows Lewis (misspelled Louis, age 49) living in an apartment at 1829 10th Avenue South, with his second wife, Clara (age 39), his sons by his first wife, Myrtie Clarke, Clark (age 16), Ray (age 11) and Claras daughter, Eleanor (10 months old). He is a car salesman.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, Lewis (listed as Daniel, age 59) is living in a rented house at 615 Sixth Street S.E, with his second wife Clara E. (age 50), his son, Clark A. (age 26), Clarks son, David (listed as his nephew, age 6), Ray (middle name given as Allen instead of Urban, age 21), and his daughter, Eleanor (age 11). He is an unemployed automobile salesman. Clark and Ray are working for NW Bell Telephone Company, Clark as a Tester and Ray as a Rackman or frameman. Most of this information is confirmed by the 1930 Minneapolis City Directory, however, Lewis profession is given as salesman for Spring Realty Company.

The 1940 US Federal Census for Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota records 69-year-old, New Jersey-born Lewis Bishop, his 60-year-old, Iowa-born wife, Clara Bishop, and their 21-year-old, Minnesota-born daughter, Eleanor. The family is living at 3836 Aldrich Ave So for which Lewis pays $40 a month. The family was living in Minneapolis in 1935. Lewis has completed eighth grade. Clara has completed one year of college. Eleanor has completed three years of high school. Lewis has a job and is not looking for work. He has worked 50 hours in the past week and 52 weeks in the past year as an upholsterer in his own shop. As owner, he does not receive a salary or wages. He does have an outside source of income. Neither Clara nor Eleanor is employed nor looking for work. Clara is a housewife and Eleanor is a student. They do not have an outside source of income.


The death of Clara Drake Bishop, former Lime Springs resident was reported by her niece Lucille L. Culbert, 22 East 22nd. St., Minneapolis, Minn. who sends the following information:

Clara Drake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Drake, pioneer residents of Lime Springs, was born in Lime Springs July 24, 1879. She passed away July 20, 1963 at Minneapolis.

Services were held at WelanderQuist [West Chapel], Minneapolis at10:00 Wednesday morning. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Minneapolis.

During her childhood her family moved to Elmira, New York but returned after four years to Lime Springs.

Mrs. Bishop was educated in Lime Springs public schools, and at Lennox College, Hopkinton, Iowa where the Drake family resided for a number of years. Later they returned to their home in Lime Springs.

Mrs. Bishop continued her education in Art at Iowa State Teachers College.

In order to be near her parents who were in failing health she accepted a position as teacher of Art and Penmanship in the Cresco public schools where she taught until her marriage in 1917 to Lewis Bishop of Scoby, Montana. Lewis operated a lumber yard in Scoby. On the death of his first wife, he sent his sons Ray and Clark to Iowa to live with his sister and go to school. It was there that he met Clara. He left Montana about 1916. The family lived in the Dakotas and in Canada for a short period. They settled in Minneapolis while he continued as a traveling lumber supply sales representative.

She was preceded in death by her husband who died in February 1944, by her parents, her sister Grace, her brothers Chauncey C. Drake of Jackson Mississippi and George W. Drake of Billings, Montana.

She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor [Mrs. Arthur Conrad], her sons Clark A. and Ray U. Bishop and her sister Mary F. Drake all of Minneapolis, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

For the past several years Mrs. Bishop and her sister Mary F. Drake, [R. N.] have made their residence for retired women at 3201 First Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of Stewart Memorial Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.