Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Young Historians 2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Mowat Drummond (1848-1917)

Click to enlarge

Henry Mowat Drummond
Click to enlarge

Banker, civil servant.

Born at Ottawa, Ontario on 19 August 1848, son of Andrew Drummond and Margaret T. Sinclair, he was educated in Kingston and, in 1867, entered the service of the Bank of Montreal, remaining with them until 1872 when he resigned and went to Fort Garry to take a job in the Savings Bank Branch of the Government Savings Bank, under the supervision of Gilbert McMicken. At the time, there were no banking facilities in the region, no bank or government notes were in circulation. Instead, the currency in use were notes issued by the Hudson’s Bay Company, in denominations of £1 and five shillings, redeemable at York Factory. When McMicken retired, Drummond became Assistant Receiver-General. He married Helen Edmondson (?-?) of Brockville, Ontario, in 1875, with whom he had a son, Leonard E. Drummond (?-?). He was a founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society, in 1879. He was a member of the Manitoba Club. He died at Winnipeg on 16 February 1917 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


The Canadian Album: Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Company, Brantford, Ontario, 1894.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Henry Drummond has passed away,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 February 1917, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.