Hugh Marshall Drinwater

30 August 1889–17 February 1961 (Age 71)
Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life 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 Delia 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.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Marshall Drinwater
Ruth Bates Currier
Marriage: 7 October 1914

Spouse and Children

7 October 1914
Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Warren Benjamin Drinwater


    Eliza Delia Grover




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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 + water. 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. The surname was perhaps a joking nickname given to a pauper or miser allegedly unable or unwilling to afford beer, or may have been given in irony to an innkeeper or a noted tippler. Compare French Boileau , German Trinkwasser.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hugh M Drinwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh M Drinwater, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"
  • Hugh Drinwater, "United States Census, 1920"

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