Edward Albert Driessen

Brief Life History of Edward Albert

When Edward Albert Driessen was born on 24 November 1893, in Sint-Laureins, East Flanders, Belgium, his father, 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

Sources (14)

  • Edmond Dresen in household of Edward Dresen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward Driessen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Edward Albert Driessen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


Germany invades. The Belgian army holds position behind Yser river until 1918.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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, Flemish, and North German: patronymic, formed with sen ‘son’, from the personal name Dries .

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

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