George Edward Drees
1911 - 1975



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 26 MAY 1911
         Woodruff, Kansas
NEVER MARRIED:
DIED: 04 MAY 1975
         Spokane City, Washington



George Edward Drees was born in or near the town of Woodruff, Kansas and farmed near there after coming of age.

When farming became unprofitable during the Dust Bowl years, George moved to Washington and joined the wood cutting business after hearing encouraging stories from his family about opportunities On March 7, 1942, George enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Lewis, Washington and remained on active duty through the end of the war (November 22, 1945). On his enlistment papers, he listed his profession as unskilled lumberman, raftsman and woodchopper.

George returned to Grand Coulee after his war service. Like his two brothers, he remained a life-long bachelor and died in 1975 at the age of 64. He is buried at the Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee where many of his brothers and sisters are also buried.


WIFE of George Edward Drees:
    none


PARENTS of George Edward Drees:
    Frederick Heinrich DREES Jr.

     1877-1961
    Anna Marie "Lena" DEEKE
     1875-1965

CHILDREN of George Edward Drees:
    none




DREES FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  A Genealogy and History for the Family of Albert and Ethel Drees, by Donna Widenhoefer
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Phillips Co., KS
  U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  Washington Death Index, 1940-1996
  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
  U.S. Social Security Death Index