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Joseph "Joe" Abrew
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1894
Hawaii, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1964
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Abreu was the original spelling of Joe's last name but he always used the Americanized version, which is Abrew.

1930> California> San Joaquin
h> Joseph Abrew, 33y b.CA
..occ: Lineman/?, * Veteran-Yes-WW I *
w> Henrietta L, 22y b.KS
residence: 2126 [E] Marsh, Stockton

1940> California> San Joaquin
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
eyes: brown
hair: black
complexion: dark
id: scar in left eye brow

Record of Death:
name: Joseph Abrew
died: 17 Sep 1964
place: San Joaquin, California
born: 31 March 1894
place: Hawaii
father: blank
mother: Cozey
"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 SSDI

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.
The Stockton Record
17 September 1964
Family links: 
  Manuel Abreu (1855 - 1950)
  Mary C Abreu (1875 - 1961)
  Henrietta Louise Theodora Davis Abrew (1912 - 1998)
  Byron Gordon Abreu (1930 - 2017)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Abreu is the original spelling of the family name.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Section 2, Row 20, Plot 10
Created by: SMG
Record added: Mar 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35004246
Joseph Joe Abrew
Added by: Kay Arnold
Joseph Joe Abrew
Added by: Kay Arnold
Joseph Joe Abrew
Added by: SMG
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Rest in peace.
 Added: Jan. 20, 2011

- Steve Perry
 Added: May. 26, 2009

- Steve Perry
 Added: May. 26, 2009
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