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Family of William Henry BABB and Laura Matilda DRAKE

Husband: William Henry BABB (1862?-1960?)
Wife: Laura Matilda DRAKE (1866-1965)
Children: Roy BABB (1892?- )
George BABB (1894?- )
Marriage 1891 (app)

Husband: William Henry BABB

Name: William Henry BABB 1,2
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1862 (app) Lawrence, Cloud, Kansas, USA 1
Death 1960 (app) (age 97-98) Lawrence, Kansas 2

Wife: Laura Matilda DRAKE

Name: Laura Matilda DRAKE 1,2,3
Sex: Female
Father: Reuben Golden DRAKE (1824-1888)
Mother: Matilda Ann SANDERS (1827-1888)
Birth 7 Sep 1866 Vernon County, Wisconsin 1,4
Death 1965 (age 98-99) Lawrence, Kansas 5

Child 1: Roy BABB

Name: Roy BABB 1
Sex: Male
Birth 1892 (app) Lawrence, Cloud, Kansas, USA

Child 2: George BABB

Name: George BABB 1
Sex: Male
Birth 1894 (app) Lawrence, Cloud, Kansas, USA

Note on Husband: William Henry BABB - shared note

According to papers sent to me by Vera Knowlton, William Babb was a painter and lived to be 99 years old, in Lawrence Kansas.

Note on Wife: Laura Matilda DRAKE - shared note

Reuben and Matilda's fifth "grown child" mentioned in newspaper report of their murders. She was living in Iowa in 1888.


The copy of Reuben's Bible pages with Laura entered is very faint--almost illegible, but Laura Born Sept 7, 1866 is visible.


1"LDS Ancestral File".
2"Vera Knowlton".
31888 article in "The Censor" Vernon County, Wisconsin, "Newspaper report on murder of Reuben, wife Matilda, and 2 grandchildren".
4"Reuben Golden Drake's Bible pages". Text From Source: Laura born Sept 9, 1866
5Vera Morgan Knowlton, "Vera Morgan Knowlton".
Email Vera E. Knowlton


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