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Memorable Manitobans: Francis “Frank” Arthur Drummond (1857-1936)

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Frank Drummond
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Insurance agent.

Born in Scotland in September 1857, the youngest son of Andrew Drummond, he came to Winnipeg from Ottawa in 1879. During the 1880s, he was Secretary of the Northwest Navigation Company that operated steamboats on the Red and Assiniboine rivers, working under General Manager William Robinson. On 28 April 1909, he married Edith Lavinia Carley. They had two daughters: Frances and Peggy. He was one of the founders of the St. Charles Country Club. He died at his Winnipeg residence on 10 October 1936 and was buried in Old Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

“The steamers Marquette & Alpha,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 April 1885, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1936, page 3.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Bonnie Bileski for additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 March 2016

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