|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1821, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1904|
Friday, November 11, 1904 THE DRESDEN ENTERPRISE Dresden, Tennessee John J. DREWRY - On Sunday night November 6, at 12 o'clock, John J. DREWRY departed this life, having been sick several weeks. Mr. DREWRY was eighty-three years of age and left two daughters, Mrs. Florence BLAKEMORE and Miss Nany DREWRY, and one son Horace DREWRY, who resides in California surviving him. For many years he had been a citizen of Dresden and he was universally loved. His father was at one time U. S. Marshal in Nashville, and his grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Few men have made better use of their opportunities and amassed a larger amount of general information than he. He had been a reader of history, poetry, and the classics since boyhood and a retentive memory stored away the learning thus accumulated, until he was, up to very recent years, a storehouse of general learning. No man has ever lived in Dresden who enjoyed a joke or more keenly relished good wit than Mr. Drewry. His was a gentle and kindly life, and his love of nature and the beautiful in humanity made him an attractive figure amongst men. Many gems of verse have come from his pen, always to the delight of his friends. On numerous occasions, short poems written by him have found their way into print. His soul bubbled over with music and poetry and love. There were none who knew him but who were fond of his society and his charming stories. He was a companion to his daughter, and made home happy for her all through the latter's years of his life, while bereft of others, to whom he was as fondly devoted. At one time he was the register of Weakley County and made a splendid officer. Again, he did a kindness for the confederate soldiers of Weakley County; while commissioner of registrations, after the war, that placed the veterans under great obligations of gratitude to him. There were few men like him, and the ever changing years, as they come and go, will not soon produce such a philosopher and kindly soul as left Dresden when the voice of John J. DREWRY was hushed in the silence of death. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Bro. RUSSELL at the late residence of the deceased, and in the presence of weeping relatives and friends, and he was buried by the hands of affection beneath a bank of beautiful flowers. The friends of his youth are all gone, and while tracing the shadows of life, the shadows of death fell on him, and his eyes closed to this earth forever. A sweet perfume will still linger about his precious memory, and hundreds who knew him here, and loved him, will be thankful for his life and happiness which he taught and illustrated to others. God bless the children, and especially she who will set by the window and listen for the footfall that will never return, and watch for the sight of that good father who is gone.
1st Wife: Frances Bertha Swift. 1825-1866
Children: Florence, Benjamin F., William Horace, Nancy "Nannie", Henry Drewry, Mary Drewry
2nd Wife Katherine L. Kate Blakemore
Child: Mattie Drewry
Catherine L. Blakemore Bell (1837 - 1884)
Florence Drewry Blakemore (1846 - 1921)*
Nannie Drewry (1852 - 1950)*
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Jan 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83079738
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