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Benjamin Joseph Drew

October 6, 1897 - October 1972

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BENJAMIN JOSEPH DREW was born October 06, 1897 in Church Street, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, and died October 1972 in Los Angeles California. He married CAROL SERENA SCHULZ November 27, 1922 in Santa Ana, California, daughter of JOHANN SCHULZ and ANNA ERIKSON. She was born April 20, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, and died November 12, 1984 in Los Angeles California.

Notes for BENJAMIN JOSEPH DREW:

Born in Tucson Arizona, and lived in an adobe house that was still standing in the 1930s. Second-to-last residence at the Ravenswood Hotel in Los Angeles. This was a residential hotel where Mae West also lived, with beautiful gardens and a pool. (Personal memories of BJ Drew V).

Drove an early-1960s model Lincoln Continental with suicide doors. This car was burned by vandals (either at the Ravenswood Hotel parking garage, or later somewhere else).

Lifelong career at Citizen's National Bank at 302 South Broadway in Los Angeles. Lived in Pasadena, at the time the richest city per capita in the states, at 515 South Vallombrosa Ave.

Graduated from Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles (per daughter Carol Ann). Served in submarines in Panama in WWI.

More About BENJAMIN JOSEPH DREW:

Citizen's National Bank: Los Angeles California

Last known residence: October 1972, Zip Code 90036 (SS Death Record)

Medical Information: Suffered a stroke in his last year of life.

Social Security Number: 551-22-6263 (SS Death Records)

 

Notes for CAROL SERENA SCHULZ:

Nicknamed "Mimi" by grandson BJ Drew V, while he was two or three years old. Traveling over the Golden Gate Bridge, he repeatedly asked "Who am I?" and the answer was "Jay," or "BJ."

Repeating "who are you?," his grandmother said "me."

"I'm me."

Thus: "Mimi."

 

Was a Christian Scientist.

Lived with her mother and husband and children, as well as her Aunt Millie, at 546 No. Orlando Street, West Hollywood, California, in about 1935-1937.

Several last names used: was Shiels on her husband Ben's SS5 in 1939.

Re-married late in life, possibly to a "Scofield."

More About CAROL SERENA SCHULZ:

Medical Information: Leukemia

Children of BENJAMIN DREW and CAROL SCHULZ are:

2. EDWIN PORTER DREW, b. August 30, 1923, Los Angeles California (?); d. January 30, 1992, Santa Rosa California.

3. CAROL ANN DREW, b. November 04.

Benjamin Joseph Drew's Birth Certificate

Application for Social Security Account