Arizona Drane(s)

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  April 4, 1889/1891    Sherman, TX

Date of Death:  July 27, 1963    Santa Fe Springs, CA

Place of Burial:  Paradise Memorial Park

                          11541 Florence Avenue 

                          Santa Fe Springs, CA   90670   

Has Marker:  Unmarked

Grave Location: Block 4, Section 183, Lot F-3

Arizona Dranes, I'm Coming Home On The Morning Train


He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul of Arizona Dranes, Tompkins Square (TSQ 2677)


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