Bernice Drew

3 December 1896–6 September 1971 (Age 74)
Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States

The Life of Bernice

When Bernice Drew was born on 3 December 1896, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States, her father, Hubert Lee Drew, was 36 and her mother, Letitia Caroline Manary, was 26. She married Roy Roland Poyns on 12 August 1922, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States. She lived in Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Centralia Election Precinct, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 6 September 1971, in Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Roland Poyns
Bernice Drew
Marriage: 12 August 1922

Spouse and Children

12 August 1922
Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Letitia Caroline Manary




World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 1

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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

French: Some people derive this name from the ancient name Drogo. Sometimes it is from the Old French "dru," "drud," or "drue," which could mean various things, such as "fort," "robuste," "amant," "galant," or faithful friend or companion. At other times, it is an abbreviation of Andrew.

Sources (3)

  • Bernice Poyns in household of David S Riley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernice Poyns in household of Hubert Drew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernis L Drew in household of Hubert Drew, "United States Census, 1900"

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