Johnston Rees Dews

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Johnston Rees Dews

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Johnston Rees Dews

March 6, 1910 – October 11, 1943

 

The son of a pioneer Chickasha family, Johnston Rees Dews was born March 6, 1910. He was killed in an airplane crash on October 11, 1943, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Dews was on naval duty, attending the Navy’s photography school at Pensacola. Mr. Dews attended the University of Oklahoma, and worked in the family’s local florist business. He went on to become the chief inspector of the orchard and nursery department of the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture. Active in the community of Chickasha, Mr. Dews was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club. He served as scoutmaster for the local Boy Scout troop for many years. His wife’s name was Dorothy.