Sidney White  Drew

Sidney White Drew

Male 1863 - 1919  (55 years)    Has 3 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Sidney White Drew 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 28 Aug 1863  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1919  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372862  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2013 

    Mother Louisa Lane,   b. 10 Jan 1820,   d. 31 Aug 1897  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F1301694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gladys Rankin,   d. 9 Jan 1914 
    Married Abt 1892 
    Children 
     1. S. Rankin Drew,   b. 1892,   d. 19 May 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucile McVey 
    Married 1914 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1863 - New York, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1919 - New York, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • His mother claimed he was adopted, perhaps because her husband had been away touring for several years before Sidney's birth and was dead before the great event took place. Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore, his niece and nephews, insisted he looked too much like "Mummum" to have been anybody else's child. But the mystery continues--there's a rumor he was born at sea (!) and even his date of birth is in doubt. The young Barrymores were largely raised by Sidney's mother (their maternal grandmother), and Uncle Googan, as they called Sidney, was often about the place during their childhood. The date of his first marriage is also unknown, but sometime before 1892 he wed Gladys Rankin, also from a famous acting clan. They were billed as Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, played vaudeville and toured in marital comedies. If the material turned out to be bad, Mrs. Drew would rewrite it or come up with a better script. Later they went to Hollywood where he worked as an actor and director. After his wife's death in 1914, he married Mrs. Sidney Drew (II), a vivacious 24-year-old writer he had met on the Vitagraph lot where they both worked. His son, S. Rankin Drew, also acted in films and was thought a promising director when
      Sidney never got over his only child's death, and died a year later.
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