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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frank Neal Drane

(1862-1938)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Frank Neal Drane Marker
Inscription. A Navarro County native, Frank Neal Drane married Florence A. Bingham in 1885 and had two children. He ran a hardware store with his father before becoming president of City National Bank. In 1901 Drane formed the Corsicana Power and Light company. A city alderman and a leader in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, he wished to share his personal prosperity with fellow citizens. In 1938 he organized the Navarro Community Foundation with E. W. Robinson (1891-1967) as the first director. The fund has benefited wide-ranging endeavors, including Navarro College, founded in 1946.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11615.)
 
Location. 32° 5.686′ N, 96° 28.549′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Pioneer Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 912 West Park Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alva Everett Taylor (here, next to this marker); Colonel Roger Q. Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County World War Memorial
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Frank Neal Drane Marker in Pioneer Village
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Q. Mills Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer in Texas Oil Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Reed Mitchell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tatum Home (approx. mile away); Stephen Augustus Pace (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Also see . . .  Navarro County Historical Society- Frank Neal Drane. In spite of all his business involvements, Drane still found time to devote to numerous civic functions. He served the citizens of Corsicana as alderman and also as chairman of the Board of Education. He was influential in construction of the YMCA building, and he was among those involved in the establishment of the Public Library,served on the Library Board in its early years. During World War II, Drane served as chairman of the War Work Board. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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3. Frank Neal Drane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on January 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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