Morris Drake, M.
D., began life's career on the 4th day
of March, 1856, in Putman County, Indiana. He is the son of Dr.
Ithamar H. Drake and Christiana (Morrison) Drake. He received
such an education as is generally obtained in the common schools. He also attended Moor's Hill College in Dearborn County, Indiana, several terms.
He began the study of medicine in 1878. Immediately he began attending lectures at the Ohio Medical College at
Cincinnati and graduated from that institution in 1881, and the same
year, began the practice of his profession at Shelbyville. He was
appointed County Physician several years ago, and has held that
position ever since, save one year. During the year 1884-5, he
served as Secretary of the Shelby County Board of Health, a position of considerable importance.
He is a member of the Shelby
Lodge No. 39, I. O. O. F., and has been secretary of said lodge
for two years or more. He is also a member of the Shelby- Encampment.
He is one of the most prominent young physicians,
and has acquired an enviable reputation as a surgeon. He is a very
popular citizen and a most elegant gentleman.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887,
"Shelbyville Sketches," page 481.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming