Thomas Samuel Brake
was born on 4 December 1906 at Union Co., Ohio
. He was the son of George Washington Brake
and Rebecca Elizabeth Swisher
. From an email from Jane Beck on 31 May 2003:
"Uncle Tom, was in a poker game in Urbana, Ohio, where he got in a fight, and thought he had killed a man, he didn't. but did not know that till later. He left that night, and only came home for his father's funeral, in oct of 1942. No one ever heard from him, until in 1954 my Mother, and Aunt Nellie, both got letters from a lady named Ida Murphy, saying her husband had been killed in an accident, and she got in a little box she had been told was private, and found his birth certificate, addresses, and pictures of his family. She lived in Fla, she came up to meet the family, and stayed with us, Uncle Tom, Looked very much like my Dad."
When he left Urbana, Ohio he changed his name to Mike Murphy. Thomas Samuel Brake married Ida (?)