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OBERT DRUMM, general
manager of the
Drumm Seed and Floral
Company, is one of the
men taking a leading
part in the beautification
of Fort Worth and its suburbs.
His wide floral knowledge has been
a great aid in the conduct of the
Fort Worth flower campaigns, his
long residence in Texas and Fort
Worth, to which he came July 4,
1881, making him thoroughly familiar
with those plants most suitable to
the Fort Worth soil and climate. His
business and hobby coincide, cen- ,
tering upon nursery, seed and floral
work. Mr. Drumm was born February
21, 1853, in Warren County, New
Jersey. His father, Thomas Drumm,
was a native of Ireland, coming to ii W
the United States in 1833, and set- a i
tling in New Jersey. His mother,
Sarah Butler Drumm, was born in
New Brunswick, New Jersey. He
married Nannie James, member of
the old Fort Worth family of that
name. Mr. Drumm takes a lively
interest in fraternal societies and is
an active member of the Elks,
Knights of Columbus, Woodmen of
the World and Ancient Order of
United Workmen. Mr. Drumm is
reckoned among the pioneer business
men of Fort Worth and has had a
success in his line of work that
shows the wisdom of his judgment
in selecting Fort Worth as a place
for the establishment of a floral
business upon a large scale. He is
highly popular as a citizen and rec- ;:
ognized as a sterling character
among business men, as well as an !
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