Memorable Manitobans: John Aldham Kyte Drummond (1847-1913)
Farmer, MLA (1878-1879), MLA (1879-1883), grain dealer.
Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 3 December 1847, eldest son of Thomas Drummond and Mary Ferguson Kyte, he was educated at Edinburgh and, after coming to Canada, at Kingston, Upper Canada [now Ontario]. He moved to Manitoba and farmed. In the early 1890s, he operated grain elevators at several sites in Manitoba before returning to Kingston.
On 18 May 1872, he married Evadne Louise Ironside (?-?, daughter of Indian Superintendent Captain Ironside) at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. They had five children: Annie Drummond (1873-?), Harold W. Drummond (1878-?), Kathleen Marie Drummond (1882-?), Dermot M. Drummond (1884-?), and Francies Lawrence Mona Drummond (1887-?). Elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1878 general election, he was re-elected at 1879 and served until 1883.
He was struck by a railway train and killed on 10 September 1913, while working for James Richardson and Sons at Kingston, Ontario.
1881 and 1891 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“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.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 January 2021