Edwin Drake

Edwin Drake

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edwin Laurentine Drake, also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United States. Edwin Drake was born in Greenville, Greene County, New York on March 29, 1819, the son of Lyman and Laura Drake. He grew up on family farms around New York State and Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont before leaving home at the age of 13. He spent the early parts of his life working the railways around New Haven, Connecticut as a clerk, express agent and conductor. During this time he married Philena Adams who died while giving birth to their second child in 1854. Drake re-married three years later to Laura Dowd, sixteen years his junior, in 1857. During this summer, illness prevented Drake from carrying on with his job. He retained the privileges of a train conductor, including free travel on the railroads. By 1858, the Drake family found themselves living in Titusville, Pennsylvaniashow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613673060X
  • 9786136730608