Edward Albert Driessen

24 November 1893–4 September 1975 (Age 81)
Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium

The Life of Edward Albert

When Edward Albert Driessen was born on 24 November 1893, in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium, his father, Albert Edward Driessen, was 29 and his mother, Leonie Van Watermeulen, was 25. He married Elfreda Evaline Pearson on 21 May 1916, in Kewanee Township, Henry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 September 1975, in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Edward Albert Driessen
Elfreda Evaline Pearson
Marriage: 21 May 1916
Charles Edward Driessen
Leona Dorothy Driessen

Spouse and Children

21 May 1916
Kewanee Township, Henry, Illinois, United States


    Charles Edward Driessen


    Leona Dorothy Driessen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Dries ( see Drees ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edmond Dresen in household of Edward Dresen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ed Driesson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Doriesen, "United States Census, 1920"

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