Hugh Marshall Drinwater

Male30 August 1889–17 February 1961

Brief Life History of Hugh Marshall

When Hugh Marshall Drinwater was born on 30 August 1889, in Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Charles Warren Benjamin Drinwater, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Adelia Grover, was 33. He married Ruth Bates Currier on 7 October 1914, in Vermont, United States. He registered for military service in 1889. He died on 17 February 1961, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in East Clarendon, Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Hugh Marshall? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hugh Marshall Drinwater
Ruth Bates Currier
Marriage: 7 October 1914

Sources (14)

  • Hugh M Drinwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh M Drinwater, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Hugh M. Drinwater, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1914Vermont, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

    Age 6

    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 19

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English drink(en) ‘(to) drink’ + water ‘water’, possibly used of someone who claimed to prefer water to the sour ale he was offered by the ale wife or inn keeper. In the Middle Ages weak ale was the universal beverage among the poorer classes, and so cheap as to be drunk like water, whereas water itself was only doubtfully potable. A 13th-century writer, describing the extreme poverty of the Franciscans when they first settled in London (1224), writes: ‘I have seen the brothers drink ale so sour that some would have preferred to drink water’. Compare French Boileau .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.