Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Charles P. Drew.

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Charles P. Drew.

Birth: Sep. 9, 1843, Ontario, Canada.
Death: Jan. 13, 1916.

Burial: Burlingame City Cemetery, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

Drew, Chas. P.--Born, Kingston, Canada, Sept. 9, 1844; son of John and Sarah (Pape) Drew; married at Burlingame, Kansas, Sept. 1868; to Lucy A. Cable.

Enlisted 11th Kan. Cav. 1862; corporal, Jan. 1863; mustered out Sept. 20, 1865; clerk in mercantile business 10 years; traveling salesman 10 years; one of proprietors of a mercantile store, Burlingame, Kan. 10 years; to Kansas 1855; to Topeka, 1902; confidential clerk to Wilder Metcalf, U.S. Pension agt. Office: Federal Bldg.

Charles Drew was one of four brothers from Burlingame, Kansas, who enlisted in the 11th Kansas Infantry on September 1, 1862; they were all mustered into Company I on September 15, 1862. Charles was promoted to corporal, and was wounded at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, on December 7, 1862.

In April 1863 the regiment was converted to the 11th Kansas Cavalry.
After battling General Sterling Price during his 1864 raid through Missouri, the 11th Kansas operated against Native Americans in the Dakota Territory. Charles Drew was mustered out with his company on September 26, 1865.

Author.  The other brothers were; George J. Drew, Josiah R. Drew, William Y. Drew.

Kansas County Histories.

CHARLES P. DREW, salesman and bookkeeper for Finch, Lord, & Nelson came to Kansas in November, 1855, with his parents. He was born in Kingston, Canada, and when an infant, his parents moved to New York city, where he remained until coming to Kansas. He engaged in farming until September, 1862, when he enlisted in Company I, Eleventh Kansas. Was in all the engagements of his command, spending the last year of his service in Indian warfare.

He was promoted to Corporal in February, 1864, and mustered out September 15, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; returned to Burlingame and attended school for a year and then went into the mercantile business as a clerk. In 1870, he engaged in business at Osage City, and remained about eighteen months, when he returned to Burlingame and clerked for Levi Empie about a year.

He then went to Dodge City, and run a store for Charles Roth & Co., for about a year and returned home and clerked for J. P. Williams about four years; then clerked for his brother a year and bought him out and formed a co-partnership with H. A. Billings, which continued until May, 30, 1882, (sic) when they sold to Finch, Lord & Nelson. He has been a member of the city council two terms.

In June, 1882, he was elected Captain of the Burlingame Guards, having been First Lieutenant since May 22, 1880. He was married, September 18, 1868, at Burlingame, to Miss Lucy A. Cable, of Harrisburg, Pa., and has three children - Nelly F., Charles E., and Lizzie K. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and Encampment, and G. A. R. Post.

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