William Powell Drewry

29 August 1868–17 July 1912 (Age 43)
Richmond, New York, United States

The Life of William Powell

When William Powell Drewry was born on 29 August 1868, his father, John William Drewry, was 30 and his mother, Blanche Norment Powell, was 18. He died on 17 July 1912, in Richmond, New York, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Brook Hill, Henrico, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Drewry
1838–1873
Blanche Norment Powell
1850–1909
William Powell Drewry
1868–1912
Mary Katherine Drewry
1870–1934
Mildred Lee Drewry
1872–1943

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 13

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Drury .

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

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  • William Powell Drewry, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • William P. Dreury, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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