Theodore M. Drew

1855–1929 (Age 73)
Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Theodore M.

When Theodore M. Drew was born on 24 February 1855, in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Barnette Drew, was 31 and his mother, Susan Williams, was 28. He married Julia Etta Riggs on 27 August 1879. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Vernon Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States for about 40 years. He died on 12 January 1929, in Warwick, Warwick, Orange, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Warwick, Warwick, Orange, New York, United States.

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Theodore M. Drew
Julia Etta Riggs
Marriage: 27 August 1879
Sarah Sidman Drew
Frances Emily Drew
Theodore Drew Jr
Marion Riggs Drew
Leon Judson Drew
Irving Elias Drew
Ethel Roberta Drew
Mary Caroline Drew
Arthur B. Drew
William Everitt Drew
Marjorie Riggs Drew
Ina Julia Drew
Ardelia Etta Drew

Spouse & Children

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  • Julia Etta Riggs


27 August 1879


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World Events (8)


Age 6

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Theodore M Drew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theodore Drew, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Theodore Drew, "United States Census, 1920"

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