*The following from the San Antonio
San Antonio (Texas) Express
Monday morning, April 14, 1919
Veteran Commission Man, Major
Drumm, dies here.  Major Andrew
Drumm Widely Known Stockman and

Maj. Andrew Drumm, aged 91 years,
and a prominent citizen of Kansas
City, Mo., died at a local sanitarium
at 12:30 o’clock this (Monday)
morning.  Major Drumm is a native of
Ohio, but is well known in Texas,
Oklahoma, and Kansas, having been
engaged in cattle business in these
states for 50 years.  Although never
living in Texas, in former years, he
bought cattle here and drove them
overland to market at Kansas City.  
For the last 5 years, he has been head
of the Livestock Commission
Company of Kansas City, and
Institution, which extensively loans
money to cattlemen.  Major Drumm is
said to have attended every Texas
Cattleman’s convention for 30
consecutive years.  It was while he
was in Dallas attending the recent
convention, that he became ill, and
was brought immediately to San
Antonio.  Having no children, much
of the estate accumulated by this
pioneer cattleman has gone to endow
a home for homeless and friendless
children in Kansas City.  He is
survived by his widow, who is at
present, in San Antonio.  The body is
being held at the Porter Loring
mortuary, pending funeral
arrangements.  *Additional obituaries
in book “Andrew Drumm Institute,
The Vision Of Andrew Drumm”.
Founders of the Andrew Drumm Instiutute
Mrs. Andrew Drumm
Kansas City Times
October 8, 1937

Mrs. Cordelia Green Drumm, widow of
Major Andrew Drumm, Pioneer,
cattleman, and founder of the Andrew
Drumm Institute for boys, died at 9:00 o’
clock last night at her home at the Riviera
apartments, 229 Ward Parkway, were she
lived the last 6 years. Death came after an
extended illness.  Mrs. Drumm was vice
president of the Drumm Institute, a home,
and school for boys provided for by Major
Drumm in his will.  The cattleman died in
1919, leaving 2 million dollars, most is
bequeathed To the Institution for the
education and training of boys, now, on a
farm, two miles southeast of Independence.

The early days of Mrs. Drumm were spent
in Liberty, Mo. She was a graduate of the
Clay seminary for Girls, one of six girls to
be graduated in 1862. At her death, she
was the last survivor of that group, which
included Mrs. Julia Howard Hurt, who
died only a few weeks ago.  Mementos of
Mrs. Drumm’s girlhood, are now in the
hands of a collector, to whom she sold
them in 1936. She liked to recall the past,
and carefully preserved the heirlooms of
her family.  In the collection is a hotel
register from the old Green House in
Liberty, Missouri, operated by her father
in the 40’s and 50’s, and letters evidently
handed down to her by her mother, which
bore postmarks as far back as 1834.
Known in her youth as “Cordie” Green,
she was a favorite, among the young
people of her time, and delivered the
graduation oration for her class under the
title, “Droppings From Wisdom’s Fount”.  
The manuscript, 75 years old, is still
among her mementos.

After graduation, Mrs. Drumm taught
music.  Several of her pupils, as indicated
in a class book, are living in Liberty.  A
notation on the back of the book reads,
“Began teaching music in Professor
Hughes school October 5, 1868”.  Her
marriage to Andrew Drumm, was a long
and monument to the memory of Major
Drumm, was dedicated by his widow
happy one.  Until his death in 1919, they
were inseparable.  In 1932, on the site of a
house he built in 1870 on his U ranch.  
This is about 9 miles northeast Of
Cherokee, Oklahoma, on the edge of the
Salt Plains.  Andrew Drumm was in the
gold rush of 1849 in California, traveling
by the way of the Isthmus of Panama, and
by steamer up the Pacific coast to San
Francisco.  He mined gold 20 years.  Then
he returned to the cattle business.  At the
height of his power as a cattleman 60
years ago, he had 150,000 acres fenced in
as many as 50,000 cattle grazing at one
time on his lands.

Later, he came to Kansas City, and
entered the livestock commission business,
remaining in that line until his death.  The
dream of his last years was to create a
place where boys could live the life of
freedom and receive practical education,
to make good citizens of them. His will
established the Andrew Drumm Institute,
and after his death, his wife was active in
that Institution.  Selected boys of high
school age are taken to the farm and,
under the direction of the superintendent,
tilled the 370 acres, care for a 30 acre
orchards, and a ten acre garden.

Mrs. Drumm leaves two nieces, Mrs.
Albert B. Bates and Mrs. Claribel
Brimsmade, both of New York City.  
Notified of her death, last night, they made
arrangements to Kansas City.
Major Andrew Drumm, Founder
Mrs. Cordelia Drumm, Founder