Drane, Robert Brent, 1851-1939

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Robert Brent Drane was rector, 1876-1932, of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C.

From the description of Robert Brent Drane papers, 1694-1975 (bulk 1866-1933). (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27190196

Robert Brent Drane (1851-1939) was rector, 1876-1932, of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C. He was born in Wilmington, N.C., to Reverend Robert Brent Drane and Catherine Caroline Parker Drane. After his father's death in 1862, he was raised in the homes of his uncles, the Reverend Joseph Blount Cheshire and Governor Henry Toole Clark. He was educated at Saintt Stephen's College, Annandale, N.Y., and the General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.

Drane was ordained deacon at Saint James Episcopal Church, Wilmington, N.C., 1875; served as assistant to the rector, 1875-1876; ordained as priest at Calvary Church, Tarboro, N.C., 1876; rector of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C., 1876-1932; and rector of the Church of Saint Andrew's-by-the-Sea, Nags Head, N.C., 1934-1939. Drane also minstered to Saint John-the-Evangelist, Edenton, N.C., an Episcopal AfricanAmerican parish. He was involved with the Diocese of East Carolina and held many positions therein, including president of the convention and of the standing committee; examining chaplain; and delegate to the provincial convention and to the general convention, 1890-1929. He also acted as trustee of Saint Mary's College, Saint Augustine's College, and the University of the South.

In addition to his religious service, Drane was interested in history, particularly of the Episcopal Church and of North Carolina. He was a member and sometime president of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association and the Roanoke Island Historical Association and member of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

In 1878, Drane married Maria Louisa Warren Skinner. They had seven children: Eliza Harwood (1879-1932), who married Joseph Cheshire Webb; Frank Parker (died 1917); Robert; Frederick Blount; Katherine Parker, who married Bennett Perry; and Marian, who married Frank Porter Graham.

From the guide to the Robert Brent Drane Papers, 1694-1975, (bulk 1866-1933), (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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creatorOf Drane, Robert Brent, 1851-1939. Robert Brent Drane papers, 1694-1975 (bulk 1866-1933). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hughes, N. Collin (Nicholas Collin), 1856-1947. N. Collin Hughes papers, 1942 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Robert Brent Drane Papers, 1694-1975, (bulk 1866-1933) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf [Robert Drane, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Drane, Robert Brent, 1851-1939. Address of Rev. R.B. Drane, Virginia Dare Day, August 18, 5 p.m., 1935 : Memorial Chapel, Fort Raleigh, Roanoke Island, North Carolina. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Drane, Brent Skinner, 1881-1948. Brent Skinner Drane papers, 1895-1939 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Cheshire, Joseph Blount, 1850-1932. person
associatedWith Church of England corporateBody
associatedWith Collins, Josiah, 1768-1839. person
associatedWith Collins, Josiah, 1808-1863. person
associatedWith Dare, Virginia, b. 1587. person
associatedWith Drane, Brent Skinner, 1881-1948. person
associatedWith Drane, Catherine Caroline Parker, fl. 1837-1876. person
associatedWith Drane family. family
associatedWith Drane, Frederick Blount, 1891-1982. person
associatedWith Edenton Academy (N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of North Carolina corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, N. Collin (Nicholas Collin), 1856-1947. person
associatedWith Roanoke Island Historical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Ruhl, Arthur, b. 1876. person
associatedWith Saint Mary's School (Raleigh, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962) corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, Eliza Drane, 1879-1932. person
associatedWith Webb family. family
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Roanoke Colony
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (N.C.)
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Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American
Indians of North America--Social life and customs
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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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Death 1939

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