DAVID FREDERICK SHAKE, D. V. S.-Doctor Shake, the skillful veterinary surgeon of Carlisle, Indiana, is a native of Warren county, Iowa, born August 18, 1863, and be came to Indiana in April, 1868. He is the son of Christopher Columbus and Lucy J. (Bowen) Shake. The father was born in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, May 16, 1836, and died February 16, 1889, in Jefferson township, Sullivan county, where he had resided only a few months. All but eight years of his life when he resided in Iowa were spent in Sullivan county, Indiana. He was of Irish and German descent. His father, Christopher Columbus Shake, Sr., was born about 1800 in Kentucky, where his wife was also born about 1801. In 1820 he came to Sullivan county, Indiana, and raised one crop in Haddon township, during which season he bached it in a log cabin, built by himself. After this crop was harvested he returned to Kentucky and was married and soon returned to the place where he had farmed one season, and there spent the remainder of his days. He entered about five hundred acres of land and there reared a family of five sons and four daughters. He and his wife were among the charter members of the Prairie Baptist church. In politics he was a Democrat. Grandfather William Bowen and wife Mary (Spencer) Bowen, were born near Lexington, Kentucky, where they were united in marriage. In 1820 they effected settlement in Sullivan county, Indiana, near the Knox county line. He was a farmer throughout his life and politically he was a Democrat. He had seven children, and in their church connection, both he and his wife were members of the Baptist church above referred to.

Dr. Shake's father always followed farming and stock raising. He was a Democrat and a member of the Grange lodge. He and his wife were the parents of ten children: William C., residing in Clearmont, Illinois, whose general occupation is that of a farmer, but has been deputy sheriff for four years in Richland county, Illinois; Charles A., a resident and farmer of Jefferson township, Sullivan county, Indiana; Spencer J., residing in Fort Branch, Indiana, now the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of that place: John L., residing at Pleasantville, Indiana, a farmer and thresher: Dr. David F., of this biographical notice; Ulysses Grant, a resident of Clearmont, Illinois, a farmer; Mary, deceased wife of W. M. Howard; Elijah, who died in childhood; Cora, died aged nineteen years; Claude T., residing at Sullivan, Indiana, a carpenter by trade, and the mother lives with him.

Dr. Shake was reared in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, his father removing there when the son was about four years. In 1900 the doctor sold out his farm interests and entered the Indiana Veterinary College, at Indianapolis, graduating from that institution in April, 1902, when he immediately opened an office for the practice of his profession in Carlisle, Indiana. He is still practicing and with highly satisfactory results. He holds consultations along the line of the E. & T. H. Railroad, in his locality. Politically, he is a supporter of the Democratic party and has been a member of the town council four years, and has still two years more to serve. He is president of the town board, having been such since January 1, 1906. He is a member of Carlisle Lodge No. 3, A. F. & A. M., and also belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America. He was united in marriage November 30, 1887, to Eliza Hooper, who was born in Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, November 23, 1868. She is the daughter of Pinckney and Nancy (Corbin) Hooper and received her education in the district schools of her native township. Her father was born in Knox county, Indiana, and her mother in Sullivan county, and both are now deceased. Her father was a life-long farmer. Dr. Shake and wife are the parents of four children, as follows: Lillie Belle, born April 10, 1890, unmarried and at home; Pinckney C., born November 7, 1897; Pleasant Harold, born May 28, 1902; Charles Maxwell, born July 7, 1905. The doctor and his wife, are members of the Indian Prairie Baptist church.