|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1894|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1964|
San Joaquin County
Abreu was the original spelling of Joe's last name but he always used the Americanized version of Abrew.
Joseph Abrew, 70, former Pacific Coast welterweight boxing champion and a retired
P G & E lineman, died today in his home at 725 S Del Mar.
A lineman for thirty-eight years, Mr Abrew retired from the P G & E in 1958 to direct the construction of Thailand's first electric transmission system.
While in Thailand, Mr Abrew braved monsoon rains, deadly cobras, and armed bandits while overseeing the 102-mile transmission line construction.
Mr Abrew spent two years in Southeast Asia and returned home in 1960. He was active here in the Morning Star Lodge of Masons. Born in Hawaii, Mr Abrew lived in Stockton forty-six years.
Surviving Mr Abrew are his wife, Henrietta; a son, Byron of New York City; two daughters, Mrs Mildred Calderon of Antioch, and Mrs Josephine Jackson of Lakehead; seven sisters, Mrs Mary Souza, Mrs Julia Costule, Mrs Mabel Clayton, Mrs Charlotte Morgan, Mrs Olivia Frenn, and Mrs Edith Eddy, all of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Mrs Lucile Beers of Petaluma; and two brothers, Daniel of the Bay Area, and Ted Abrew of the US Navy.
Funeral services are pending at the chapel of Frisbie and Warren.
Source: Stockton Record, Sept 17, 1964
1930> CA> San Joaquin> 5 WD Stockton> Image 181
h> Joseph Abrew, 33y b.CA, occ: Lineman/?
* Veteran-Yes * World War I
w> Henrietta L, 22y b.KS
residence: 2126 [E] Marsh
1940> CA> San Joaquin> ED 39-88B> I-25
h> Joseph Abrew, 45y b.CA, G8
..occupation: Lineman/Gas Electric Co
w> Henrietta, 26y b.KS, H-2
..occupation: Cashier/Department store
s> Byron, 9y b.CA, G3
residence in 1935: same house
residence: 615 Wagner Street, ?City
Physical description in 1942:
height: 5 foot, 8 1/2 inches
weight: 190 pounds
id: scar in left eye brow
Record of Death:
name: Joseph Abrew
died: 17 Sep 1964
place: San Joaquin, California
born: 31 March 1894
"California, Death Index, 1940-1997"
FamilySearch (no image available)
Date of Birth: 31 March 1894
Date of Death: September 1964
Est. Age at Death: 70Y 5M
Issuing State: California
Last known residence: California
Manuel Abreu (1855 - 1950)
Mary C Abreu (1875 - 1961)
Henrietta Louise Theodora Davis Abrew (1912 - 1998)
Note: Abreu is the original spelling of the family name.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Plot: Section 2, Row 20, Plot 10
Created by: SMG
Record added: Mar 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35004246