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Cornelius J Drew (1858 - 1927)

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Cornelius J Drew
1858 - 1927
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c. 1858
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March 27, 1927
Kings County, New York United States
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Cornelius J Drew was born c. 1858. He died on March 27, 1927 in New York United States at age 69.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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Cornelius J Drew died on March 27, 1927 in New York United States at age 69. He was born c. 1858. There is no information about Cornelius' surviving family.
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In 1858, in the year that Cornelius J Drew was born, on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1862, by the time he was only 4 years old, on February 22nd, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederate States of America. His term was to be for 6 years.

In 1873, he was merely 15 years old when on February 12th, The Coinage Act of 1873 was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. It went into effect on April 1st and ended the use of gold and silver in the U.S. for currency - placing the country on the gold standard. The Act wasn't popular with everyone.

In 1890, when he was 32 years old, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1927, in the year of Cornelius J Drew's passing, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

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