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William Joseph Drucks
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1891
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1975
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Son of Charles Drucks of Germany and Marie Elizabeth (Bidel) Drucks [later Winkler] of historical Austria (now Czech Republic).

Married Olive Fry after 1930.

Survivor of the Camp Logan riot, 1917.


The mob of soldiers marched one block east on Louis Street, now Center Street, to Roy Street, where they peppered the home of Peter Morrison at 1119 Roy Street with rifle fire. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the Peter Morrison family, but when the soldiers turned south on Roy Street, across Washington Avenue, to Lillian Street, two young men at 4910 Lillian Street were not so lucky. Frederick Winkler, age 19, a machinist, was shot and killed on his front porch as he turned on the porch light. William J. Drucks, 26, was shot in the right arm, but he ultimately recovered and lived until 1975.

Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings
Chapt: "The Tragic Violence Along Buffalo Bayou in 1917"
by Louis F. Aulbach
 
 
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 Parents:
  Marie Elizabeth Bidel Winkler (1864 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Olive Fry Drucks (1892 - 1976)
 
 Siblings:
  William Joseph Drucks (1891 - 1975)
  Charles Albert Drucks (1892 - 1935)*
  Frederick Edward Joseph Winkler (1897 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92081006
William Joseph Drucks
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