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Albert Gomez Dreyfous

Albert Gomez Dreyfous

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  • Name Albert Gomez Dreyfous 
    Born 24 Dec 1874  New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1880 United States Federal Census 1880  161 East 77th Street, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oct 1947  Beth Olom Cemetery, 2 Cypress Hills Steet, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Albert Gomez Dreyfous (1874 - 1947) Find A Grave Memorial
    Albert Gomez Dreyfous (1874 - 1947) Find A Grave Memorial
    Died 6 Oct 1947  New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 72 years 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I12599  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2016 

    Father Emanuel Dreyfous,   b. 14 Jan 1834,   d. 28 Nov 1902, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Lucille Gomez,   b. May 1842,   d. 4 Jan 1918, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1869  New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F4399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/).
      Birth: Dec. 24, 1874
      Manhattan
      New York County (Manhattan)
      New York, USA
      Death: Oct. 6, 1947
      Manhattan
      New York County (Manhattan)
      New York, USA

      According to an article in the New York Times on April 5, 1925, Albert Gomez Dreyfous began photographing the FDNY in his young adulthood of the mid-1890's. Even his early works captured more than what the curious onlookers were admiring. He captured the energy of the responding apparatus and the excitement of the fire-fight. His lens saw the men behind the legends.

      Born in New York City where he lived his entire life. On his father's side, Albert's great-great-grandfather was Haym Salomon. His wife's brother, Isaac Franks, was a close friend of George Washington. Haym lent money to, and raised money for, the Continental Congress to finance the Revolutionary War. He was arrested by the British for his involvement with the Sons of Liberty and was incarcerated in the Old Sugar House in New York City. The building lost its roof in the Fire of 1776 and as a result, Haym contracted a severe and debilitating respiratory ailment from which he eventually died. Monuments are erected to him in Mikvah Israel Cemetery in Philadelphia and on Wacker Drive in Chicago (along with George Washington and Robert Morris.) The US Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp with his image in 1975 and a World War II Liberty Ship bore his name.

      Albert was appointed Honorary Lieutenant in 1916. He was promoted twice, first to Captain in 1924 and to Battalion Chief in 1925. Special Order 127 announcing his first promotion identifies Dreyfous as "official department photographer." Chief Dreyfous was an early member of the Fire Bell Club, being accepted as a Special Member on November 12, 1940.

      Albert died of natural causes in his beloved City of New York at the age of 73.

      All of Dreyfous' photographic negatives, including glass and celluloid, are in the archives of the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society who published a selection of them in book form in 2009.
      Family links:
      Parents:
      Emanuel Dreyfous (1834 - 1902)
      Lucille Gomez Dreyfous (1842 - 1918)
      Siblings:
      Edward Aaron Dreyfous (1870 - 1873)*
      Clifford Gomez Dreyfous (1873 - 1876)*
      Albert Gomez Dreyfous (1874 - 1947)
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Beth Olom Cemetery
      Ridgewood
      Queens County
      New York, USA
      Created by: Gary Urbanowicz
      Record added: Apr 20, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 88849770
    2. [S829] New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948.
      Name: Albert Dreyfous
      Birth Year: abt 1874
      Age: 73
      Death Date: 6 Oct 1947
      Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
      Certificate Number: 21473
    3. [S824] New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937.
      Name: Emanuel Dreyfous
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1869
      Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
      Spouse: Lucille Gomez
      Certificate Number: 4496
    4. [S824] New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937.
      Name: Lucille Gomez
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1869
      Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
      Spouse: Emanuel Dreyfous
      Certificate Number: 4496