Bio: Drummond, John (1914)


Surnames: Drummond, Jeffrey, Fitzgerald, Atkinson, Kennedy, Bartlett, Smith

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 701-702

John Drummond, the genial vice president of the Drummond Packing Company, was born in County Middlesex. Province of Ontario, Canada, November 10, 1852, the son of John and Alice (Jeffrey) Drummond, both natives of Scotland. They settled in Ontario, in 1842, and there reared a family of five children as follows: Duncan, who is now deceased; David; John; Mary, wife of Patrick Fitzgerald and Alice, who married William K. Atkinson.

John Drummond was reared in Canada until nineteen years of age and there attended the public schools. In 1871 he came to Eau Claire and for two years was employed as a foreman on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. In 1873 he was promoted to freight engineer and worked in that capacity until 1877 when he became engineer in the passenger service, remaining thus employed until 1884, since which time he has been actively connected with the Drummond Packing Company as vice president and superintendent of the packing department.

On June 2, 1880, he married Clara E., daughter of John and Kate E. (Kennedy) Bartlett, pioneer settlers of the city of Hudson, St. Croix county, Wisconsin. The father of Mrs. Drummond was in his day an active politician. To Mr. and Mrs. John Drummond have been born three children, viz.: Frank B., who is assistant superintendent of the Drummond Packing Company; Clarence N. and Mildred, wife of Homer H. Smith. In political affiliations, Mr. Drummond is a Republican. In fraternal matters, he is prominently connected with Eau Claire Lodge, No. 112, A. F. and A. M.; Eau Claire Chapter, No. 36. R. A. M. and Eau Claire Commandery, No. 8, Knights Templar.



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