Death of M. J. Drummond
The death of Michael J. Drummond, in this city on Saturday, the 22nd instant, will be received with much regret by his large circle of friends and patrons. He died from heart trouble, brought on by an attack of pneumonia, from which he was slowly recovering. For many years Mr. Drummond carried on an extensive business in cast iron pipe and waterworks’ supplies, in which he was for some time associated with the late John Fox under the name of Fox & Drummond. He was head of the firm of M. J. Drummond & Co., which was lately managed by his son, Walter J. Drummond. He was the resident and treasurer of the Beaver Engineering and Contracting Company, secretary and a member of the board of the Jamaica Water Supply Company and a director of the Nassau Water Company, of Glen Cove, N. Y, For many years also he had been chairman of the Executive Committee of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank and of the Broadway Trust Company, chairman of the Committee on Education and Industries of the New York Catholic Protectory, a trustee of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a director in the Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry Company and the Shavvmut Clay Manufacturing Company. In 1910 he became Commissioner of Charities under Mayor Gaynor and had been for many years a leader in directing and promoting the work of the charitable institutions of New York. He married a second time shortly after acceping the Charities Commissionership, and then practically gave up active work in iiis business. Mr. Drummond was born in New Jersey 65 years ago, but spent his life in New York. He was a sincere friend to those deserving charity and had a most affable and kindly disposition which surrounded him with a large circle of friends. He is survived by his sons. Walter 1. Drummond. Eeo S. Drummond. John C. Drummond, and his daughters, Miss Rose M. Drummond and Mrs. James P. Travers. The funeral services, which were held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday forenoon, were attended by a large gathering of men in public life and members of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the American-Irish Historical Society and the Catholic Society of New York, of which Mr. Drummond was a member.