John Sherman Drury

3 December 1873–2 April 1945 (Age 71)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Sherman

When John Sherman Drury was born on 3 December 1873, in Iowa, United States, his father, James John Drury, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jane “Jennie” Daugherty, was 28. He married Emma Rill Agnes Way on 8 February 1898, in Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Douglas Election Precinct, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 2 April 1945, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Sherman Drury
Emma Rill Agnes Way
Marriage: 8 February 1898
Verna Marie Drury
Linden Drury

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1898Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    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.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 18
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Norman: Druerie, courtship, gallantry, love

    Sources (10)

    • John S Drury in entry for Emmett Linden Drury, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • J Sherman Drary, "United States Census, 1900"
    • J Sherman Drury, "United States Census, 1920"

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