I am just beginning my research on this family surname
and this site is always under construction, As I find new information I will be adding to it.
I started doing genealogy in 1997 by doing my step-fathers [he raised
me] family. Then I started working on my mothers side of the family
tree. After doing all I could do with her lines I realized that mine
wasn't complete & wouldn't be until I found my birth father.
Wendell George Drury. 10/19/1924 Lyons
Rice Co., Kansas
In Jan 2000 I began in
earnest to find my birth father whom I don't remember, since I was 1 1/2
yrs old when my mother divorced him. So I asked my cousin's husband who
is a insurance investigator if he could help & he found this in Jan
2000 the town & address in CO. At the time I didn't think it was
right, but have since then found out that it was his last
Wendell George DRURY
1639 Beeler Street, 104, Aurora, Colorado, 80010
SSAN: 493-18-3611 Issued in Missouri
between 1936 and 1951
After receiving this in I went to the SSI Death index
on the net & found my grandfather Paul Drury, sent for his
application which included his parents names, then went to the LDS
library in Santa Monica CA, found the whole family in the 1900 &
1920 census of Rice county Kansas. Finally with the use of the LDS web
search I found my great great great-grandfather & his ancestors back to 1616
England. I am the 12th generation great grand daughter of George
On Sept 4th 2000. I found a person to do a CD look up for Illinois who
came back with my great-grand parents marriage date. George
Milton Drury & Elizabeth E. Drain married 10/22/1884, Wedding
I posted it on the
Drury forum & got a very quick response from a cousin by marriage
who had their wedding photo & she lived in Lompoc CA , 2 hours from
me, her sister -in
-law had it in San Diego CA. Then she started sending me info., from my
grandfather Paul's brothers family. Then I'm thinking I found all this
why can't I find my father whose last know address was Oxnard CA, which
is Abt. 2 hrs west of me. So I posted a message on the Ventura, SOCAL-L@rootsweb.com
mailing lists & this was sent to me.
Same address as you listed, here are the two entries I found for Mark.
DRURY, MARK B location hidden for privacy
This is when I started to drag my feet, what if he doesn't
know about me & if he does would he want to see me!! Then a cousin
in Lompoc CA called him Sat [9/23/2000] morning,
talked to him, then called me & told me about a lot of info., that
he has & that he's been looking for me for 10 yrs, but didn't know
about the name change or that I had moved out of the Los Angeles area .
The Mark B. Drury is my half brother, if his older brothers had lived I
would have 3 half brothers.
We found my birth father but he's gone already, he died in 1994 in
Colorado. I called Mark Saturday evening & we talked for a hour
& a half, then he called sun night & we talked for 31/2 hrs. Boy
the poor kid has had it ruff.
Together at last, we met for the 1st
So now I have closure on my birth father & a new brother.
I guess I was the lucky one that I didn't have him as a father.
NOTES: Photos of my father in 1945. New Photos
Wendell Drury d. 4/11/1994 in Aurora, CO retired Navy 1966, retired Navy
reserves 1975. died massive stroke. buried; Fort Logan
National Cemetery, Denver CO. 4/16/1994 m. Beverly Anne Pennington June 1950 in WA., separated in 1969, divorced
1972 in Oxnard, CA.
David Drury b. 04/09/ 1952 d. 1988 in Portland, OR,
Kevin Neil Drury b. 3/23/1954 d; 3/23/ 1954
Mark B. Drury b. 7-19-1956 in San Diego, CA. has been married and
divorced twice, no children, self employed landscaper and notary
Mary Helen Roby m. Paul Drury, m. John
Sweasey, m. John Quinn.
Mark has Paul & Helen Drury's marriage license, old Drury family
bible, photo albums.
Paul Drury received a political pardon from prison through a Phillip
Daniel Mulligan ( Uncle of Beverley Pennington Drury) He took the rap
for a mother that killed her baby.
Our line of descent
Hugh Drury - Lydia Rice
John Drury -
Thomas Drury - Rachel Rice
Caleb Drury - Elizabeth Eames
Josiah Drury - Hannah Barron
Moses Drury - Katy Caty Adams
Josiah Drury - Margaret Ayers
George H. Drury - Lucy Ann Butler
George M. Drury - Elizabeth Drain
Paul Drury - Mary Helen Roby
Wendell George Drury - Reva Annelle Dalbey
then me. Pauline
Wendell George Drury-Beverley Pennington
David Paul, Kevin Neil, Mark B. Drury