Frank Neal Drane
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Frank Neal Drane (1862-1938)

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.

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