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posted on July 14, 2010

I am trying to find any information on my great grandmother Mary Ann Baker,who also went by Annie Baker DOB 04/22/1878,She married Ervin Alonzo Drake also known as Alonzo or Lonzo on 04/23/1897 in Pineville,Mo. They lived in Peters Praire Deleware County,Ok, Which is now Grove Ok.They had 6 children,Pearl,Roscoe,Mark,Marjoie,John and Ruth. Mary Ann Bakers parents were Jahue and Mary Jane Baker,Mary Jane Bakers Maiden name was Littrell or Lettrell there are two spellings of her last name.If you have any information on any of the above mentioned it would be greatly appreciated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 14, 2010

jahue? baker m. mary jane littrell?>mary ann/annie baker b. 4/2/1878 m. ervin alonzo drake 4/23/1897 MO>pearl, roscoe, mark, marjorie, john, ruth drake.

location is very important during this time period. it appears that your family might have made a late migration to the reservation. if your relatives were choctaw, they might have been mississippi choctaw. the only location in your post is missouri and that is not in indian territory/oklahoma.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Roscoe Drake
Name: Roscoe Drake
Age in 1910: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father’s Name: Lonzo
Father’s Birth Place: Missouri
Mother’s Name: Annie
Mother’s Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Prairie, McDonald, Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Lonzo Drake 35
Annie Drake 31
Pearlie Drake 12
Mart Drake 10
Roscoe Drake 6
Marjory Drake 1
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Prairie, McDonald, Missouri; Roll T624_797; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 270.

they are not living in oklahoma by the time the dawes roll closed in 1896.

Name Age
L N Drake 45
Anna Drake 36
Mark Drake 19
Roscoe Drake 16
Margerie Drake 13
John Drake 10
Ruth Drake 7
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Prairie, McDonald, Missouri; Roll T625_919; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 538.

Name Age
E L Drake 56
Anna Drake 51
Ruth Drake 17
John Drake 19
Roscoe Drake 26
Raymond Hubbard 17
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Beaty, Delaware, Oklahoma; Roll 1902; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 197.0.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Irving Alonzo Drake
Name: Irving Alonzo Drake
County: McDonald
State: Missouri
Birth Date: 18 Mar 1874
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1683401
DraftBoard: 0
this world war I draft card is available from if you don’t have a subscription, your local public library probably does have a subscription and you can print it from there.

Lonza Drake 25
Annie Drake 21
Perley B Drake 2
Samuel Baker 15
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: McMillen, McDonald, Missouri; Roll T623_873; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 96.

william and hester drake are on this census page and are probably irving alonzo drake’s parents.

William Drake 50
Hester A Drake 51
Luther L Drake 15
Henry A Drake 13
Jessie H Drake 10
Perlie A Calvin 5

i don’t see any application for the drakes on the dawes roll.
missouri state archives

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, and request the choctaw resourcce list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto


posted on June 1, 2012

I too am looking for Maryann Baker please e mail me any information on this