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Drake, William E.

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Drake, William E.

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1864-1940

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William E. Drake (1864-1940) was a businessman and manager in Vancouver.
He was born in Kingsville, Ontario, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Drake. He moved to Vancouver in 1892 to work as manager of the Vancouver branch of the McClary Manufacturing Company. In 1898, he was declared the attorney for the Company at its British Columbia headquarters on Water Street. He resigned from this company in 1911, and later worked for the B.C. Agency of A.C. Leslie and Co. Ltd. He retired from this position in 1928, and died in Vancouver in 1940.

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