March 29, 1975 was the day the war was over. Arsinoe Martin Circle 78 LGAR and the Woman’s Relief Corps laid a wreath for the fallen at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana on Sunday, March 28th, 2021.
E. P. DRAKE
DIED JUNE 4, 1894, AGED 38 Yrs.
The Western White Bronze Monument Company of Des Moines produced zinc monuments. The Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa, has many of their monuments in all shapes and sizes including the obelisk of Sarah Drake. Sarah Drake was a member of the then fairly new Woman’s Relief Corp.
The Woman’s Relief Corp was founded in 1883 in Denver, Colorado, as the auxiliary group to the Grand Army of the Republic. Founded as a women’s service group over a century ago, the patriotic organization was formed to, according to their Website:
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Noffzinger Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana