Post Card Shower

Homer A. Drumm, of Hopewell R.F.D., No. 1, was pleasantly surprised Monday, September 23 by a post card shower.  The young man has been critically ill for some months and his friends thought it would cheer him up by surprising him in this manner.  He received cards to the number of one hundred and over. He is very grateful to his many friends who thus kindly remembered him.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, September 25, 1907.



Short News Items from 1904

Charley Armstrong is up from Irvington today with the carcass of a large wolf which he trapped and secured. (Algona Advance, January 14, 1904)

Homer Drumm, who have [sic] been sick with lagrippe, is able to be out again. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 4, 1904)

Tracy Walling came up from Portland last night to attend the funeral of his brother, Fred Walling, at Zena this afternoon. (Salem Capital Journal, February 24, 1904)

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Mrs. H.F. Drumm

Ora Drumm, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Fink of near Mt. Sterling and wife of Harvey Drumm, son of A.P. Drumm, carrier on route 5, died Thursday evening at 7 o’clock at her home in Hopewell township. Mrs. Drumm, besides a husband, leaves a family of four children. She had been a silent sufferer for a year past. Deceased was a member from childhood of Mount Olive U.B. Church and was a consistent and lovable christian [sic] lady. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made but will be announced in Saturday’s Times Recorder.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, August 29, 1902.

Harriet H. Drumm

A lingering illness from cancer caused the death of Mrs. Harriet H. Drumm, aged 69 years, of Hopewell, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lorena Haines of Spangler Drive, at 11:30 o’clock Wednesday morning. She was the widow of the late A.P. Drumm and was one of the oldest residents of the Hopewell vicinity. She was born at Cottage Hill and resided there until seven months ago. She was a member of the Union M.P. church for 54 years.

Mrs. Drumm is survived by two sons, Harvey F. and O.A. Drumm, of this city, and by two brothers and two sisters: S.A. Search, C.C. Search, Mrs. Nathan Yocum and Mrs. Lorena Hains [sic], all of Zanesville.

The funeral will be conducted at Finley chapel in Falls township Friday morning; the cortege will leave the home at 10 o’clock, standard time. Burial will be in the Williams cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 13, 1913.

Hopewell Young Man Passes Away

Homer A. Drumm Succeumbs [sic] to oCnsumption [sic] After Illness of Three Years

Hopewell, O., Feb. 5.—(Special)—Homer A. Drumm, the son of Adam P. Drumm, died at his home here at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Deceased was 26 years of age, and death was caused by consumption from which he had been a sufferer for the past three years.

He is survived by his father, mother, two brothers and one sister. The latter are Harvey F. Drumm and Orrie A. Drumm of Zanesville and Mrs. Robert Varner of this place.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Finely church at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, followed by interment in the Williams cemetery nearby.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 6, 1908.

Pleasant Surprise

Friends Call at Home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Drumm

A surprise was perpetrated on Miss Clara Drumm at her home near Hopewell Saturday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of the victimized hostess. Besides neighboring friends a wagonload of young people from Zanesville were present. The day was also the 14th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Drumm, parents of the hostess.

Miss Drumm was the recipient of a handsome gold ring, presented by her many friends. Those present from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rope, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snider and daughter, Mrs. Elevyn [sic] Sharkey of Chicago, Mrs. M.J. Pearce, Martin Quinlan, Joseph Coleman, Ralph Haines and J.D. Pearce.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 10, 1904.

Adam Drumm

Adam P. Drumm, aged 69, one of the first rural mail carriers in the county, died at his home near Hopewell at 9 o’clock Thursday morning.  He had been an invalid suffering of paralysis for six months.  He was a prosperous famer and also taught school for 42 years in the Hopewell vicinity.  He served as rural carrier until the routes were re-districted some months ago.

Mr. Drumm is survived by his widow and two sons:  Harvey and Orlie of this city.  The funeral will be conducted at the Finley chapel at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. D.C. Coburn. Interment will be made in the Williams cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, June 14, 1912.

Small Town News

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Pepper of Des Moines, Mrs. Neal Nelson [sic] of Spencer spent Sunday at the James Armstrong home.  Mrs. Armstrong is ill with lumbago.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, May 3, 1933)

Mr. and Mrs. Zelora Armstrong, Des Moines, and Mrs. Neil Nielsen, Spencer, spent Sunday night with Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  On Monday they all attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Armstrong, who was killed in an automobile crash Saturday.  She was a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Dora Armstrong.  (The Algona Upper Des Moines, November 11, 1937)

Mrs. Wickham Bross, of Honesdale, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Knaub, and her brother. A.P. Altemeier in Port Jervis.  (The Citizen (Honesdale, PA), April 28, 1909)

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Probate News

The will of the late Adam P. Drumm has been filed for probate. All the properey [sic] is left to the widow, Harriet H. Drumm, and if she leaves anything it is to be divided equally between Harvey F. Drumm and Orrie Ashwell Drumm, who are named as administrators.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, June 25, 1912.

Juanita Drumm & William Despard

The wedding of Miss Juanita Drumm and William H. Despard took place at 6:30 o’clock this morning in St. Thomas Catholic church with the Rev. Father J.F. Beever, OP, officiating at the double ring ceremony. Wedding music was presented by Miss Margaret Dennis, organist. Attendants to the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hemmer, the latter a niece of the bride. Mrs. Despard is the daughter of the late Harvey F. and Anna Drumm of this city and for the past nine and one-half years has been employed as office deputy in the Muskingum county sheriff’s office. Mr. Despard is employed at the F.&R. Lazarus company in Columbus. Following the wedding a breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Stotts of Zanesville Route 1, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hamilton and daughter, Linda, Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Scott of Marietta, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fink of Gratiot. After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Despard will be at home at 536 Olentangy street, Columbus.

Source: Zanesville Signal, February 9, 1953.