John Tabor Drummond, 1865

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Sat, 10 Feb 2001

Surname: DRUMMOND, MCKIMM, STEWART, JACOBSON, FOSTER, WILLIAMS, COOPER, WUETHRICH

----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

JOHN TABOR DRUMMOND, manager of the grocery and crockery department, and also treasurer of the "Big Store," at Greenwood, Clark County, was born at Necedah, Juneau County, Wis., June 27, 1865, son of James and Priscilla (McKimm) Drummond. The father and mother were natives of Scotland And Ireland, respectively, and were married in Philadelphia, Pa. James Drummond, who came to the United States at the age of 18 years, had been trained for the Episcopal ministry, but chose commercial life instead, and entered the dry goods store of A. T. Stewart, of Philadelphia, the largest store of its kind in the United States.

There he remained until his marriage, at which time he came to Quincy, Adams County, Wis., and entered the employ of the Necedah Lumber Company learning the lumber business from the beginning to the last detail, and when the company finally dissolved he occupied the position of their leading salesman. He then retired and is now a resident of Necedah, being sixty-four years old. He is a member of the Masonic order, being far advanced in the degrees, and, is a Republican in politics. His wife, who came from Ireland at the age of 24 years, is also living, being now 72 years old. They had three children: two sons and a daughter: John Tabor; Perry J., of Altanta, Rush, Wis, and Jennie, who is now deceased. John Tabor Drummond, who was eldest child of his parents, after completing his literary studies at the school, took up a commercial career, first entering the employ of the Lumber Company, of Necedah, as sales agent, and also having charge their general store.

After their dissolution he was engaged in business himself one year, and then on Oct. 28, 1899, came to Greenwood, Clark, County. Here he saw great possibilities. The "Big Store" had just completed, and he accepted an offer to take charge of the grocery department, later becoming manager also of the crockery department. The concern keeps a full line of dry goods, notions, furniture, crockery ware and groceries. Its president is N. C. Foster, of Fairchild; first vice president, G. A. Foster, of Chicago; second vice president, William Foster, of Fairchild. John A. Jacobson being secretary and manager of the dry goods and shoe department. Mr. Drummond has shown marked capacity in his present position, being a careful manager, looking well after the interests of the concern, its customers and its employees. He has served on the council and school board of Greenwood, and is a member of the Masonic order.

Mr. Drummond was married Jan. 8, 1890, to Ida Williams, of Necedah, daughter of John and Alice (Cooper) Williams, her father being of English, and her mother of English and German descent. Mr. Williams is a leading citizen of Necedah, where he was one of the first merchants, and is still engaged in mercantile business there. Mr. and Mrs. Drummond are the parents of two children, Emil Perry and Vera. Emil Perry is now in the employ of the Presto Light Co., of Indianapolis, being manager of their branch at Minneapolis. He married Bertie Davis, of Milwaukee, and has one child, Bobbie. Vera is now Mrs. John Wuethrich, her husband being a farmer and engaged in the cheese and creamery business in Eaton Township. She has two children, John D. and Allen.

 

 


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