Charles Drew (1871 - 1931)

A photo of Charles Drew
Add photo
Charles Drew
1871 - 1931
Born
c. 1871
Death
November 3, 1931
Manhattan County, New York United States
Summary
Charles Drew was born c. 1871. He died on November 3, 1931 in New York at 60 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Charles is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Charles' life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Charles Drew
Most commonly known as
Charles Drew
Full name
Other names or aliases
Male
Gender
Charles Drew was born
Birth
Charles Drew died on in Manhattan County, New York United States
Death
Charles Drew was born
Charles Drew died on in Manhattan County, New York United States
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Charles Drew?
View other bios of people named Charles Drew

Charles's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Charles Drew
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Charles' family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Charles.

Cancel

Share Charles' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Charles Drew passed away on November 3, 1931 in New York at age 60. He was born c. 1871. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Charles' lifetime.

In 1871, in the year that Charles Drew was born, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1895, he was 24 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1914, at the age of 43 years old, Charles was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1923, Charles was 52 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1931, in the year of Charles Drew's passing, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

Other Charles Drews

Other Drews

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top