Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew

11 March 1890–8 January 1982 (Age 91)
St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy Mary Catherine

When Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew was born on 11 March 1890, in St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Harry Drew, was 33 and her mother, Mary Gladstone, was 42. She married Francis Woodbine Parish on 22 April 1912, in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hawarden, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 8 January 1982, in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Francis Woodbine Parish
Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew
Marriage: 22 April 1912
Patrick Edward Gladstone Woodbine Parish
David Francis Woodbine Parish
Nancy Mary Woodbine Parish
Sheila Olivia Parish
John Neville Woodbine Parish

Spouse and Children

22 April 1912
St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England


    Patrick Edward Gladstone Woodbine Parish


    David Francis Woodbine Parish


    Nancy Mary Woodbine Parish


    Sheila Olivia Parish


    John Neville Woodbine Parish


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Gladstone




World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 14

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 18

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 24

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Dorothy M C Drew in household of Harry Drew, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Dorothy Drew in entry for Mary Drew, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"
  • Dorothy Drew in entry for Premier William Ewart Gladstone, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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