6/5/1918 RFD#7, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL was his address at draft registration time. He was employed by future brother-in-law George Arthur, at the same RFD# but his occupation was not recorded. His father, Henry Drake, also on Rt 7, was his nearest relative. Physical attributes were not recorded by the registrar.
1/3/1920 Mattoon Ward 7, Coles Co, IL. Fred and Lillie lived alone at census time, he was 23, she was 17. They rented their home and his occupation was house carpenter.
4/1930 Lafayette Twp, Coles Co, IL. That year Fred M was 33, married at 22 to Lilly, 27, who was 16 at the time. Their children at the time were paul, 9, George, 7, Raymond, 5 years 1 month, and Hazel, 1 year 2 months. The family rented their home which was valued at $1500 and Fred was a general farmer.