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Memorable Manitobans: John Aldham Kyte Drummond (1847-1913)

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John Aldham Kyte Drummond
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Farmer, grain dealer, MLA (1878-1879), MLA (1879-1883).

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 3 December 1847, eldest son of Thomas Drummond and Mary Ferguson Kyte, he was educated at Edinburgh and Kingston, Ontario. Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1878 general election, he was re-elected at 1879 and served until 1883. In the early 1890s, he operated grain elevators at several sites in Manitoba. On 18 May 1872 at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario he was married to Evadne L. Ironside (?-?), daughter of Captain Ironside, Indian Superintendent. He was struck by a railway train and killed on 10 September 1913, while working for James Richardson and Sons at Kingston, Ontario.

Sources:

“John Drummond killed - former member of Manitoba Legislature struck by train,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 September 1913, page 9.

“John A. K. Drummond killed at Kingston,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 September 1913, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2018

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