John Albert Drew

21 December 1887–30 April 1953 (Age 65)
Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Albert

When John Albert Drew was born on 21 December 1887, in Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, his father, Francis Evans Drew, was 49 and his mother, Catherine E Gunning, was 39. He married Sophia H Radde on 9 May 1906, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 46 years. He died on 30 April 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Drew
1887–1953
Sophia H Radde
1886–1965
Marriage: 9 May 1906
Harold Albert Drew
1907–1972
Francis E Drew
1908–1909
Charles Edward Drew
1911–1968
Kathryn Loretta Drew
1913–2005

Spouse and Children

    Male1887–1953Male

    Sophia H Radde

    Female1886–1965Female

MARRIAGE
9 May 1906
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States
children

(4)

    Harold Albert Drew

    Male1907–1972Male

    Francis E Drew

    Male1908–1909Male

    Charles Edward Drew

    Male1911–1968Male

    Kathryn Loretta Drew

    Female1913–2005Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1838–1901Male

    Catherine E Gunning

    Female1848–1926Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 18

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Drew, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Drew, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A Drew, "United States Census, 1910"

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