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Heman Edward Drummond

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Occupation  Businessman
Died  April 5, 1956
Name  Heman Drummond
Spouse(s)  Elza Eliza Stewart
Religion  Baptist Church

Heman Edward Drummond Heman Edward Drummond 1905 1956 Find A Grave Memorial
Known for  Founder of Drummond Company
Children  Garry N. Drummond, Elbert Allen Drummond

Heman Edward Drummond (August 8, 1905– April 5, 1956), also known as H.E. Drummond, was an American businessman from Alabama. He was the founder of the Drummond Company, a coal-mining company.


Early life

Heman Edward Drummond was born on August 8, 1905. His grandfather was a landowner in Alabama. His mother was a homesteader.


Drummond worked as a coal miner for the Debardeleben Coal Company, founded by Henry T. DeBardeleben.

In 1935, Drummond took a $300 loan from a bank in rural Alabama and founded a coal-mining concern which became known as the Drummond Company. Drummond started coal-mining on the land he had inherited from his grandfather and his mother in Jasper, Alabama. He used mules to drag coal out of mines. He first sold the coal to neighbors, farms and homesteads in the area.

Personal life

Drummond married Elza Eliza Stewart. They had five sons, Donald, Segal, Garry, Larry and John, and two daughters, Hila Jo Drummond Davidson, Barbara Drummond Thorne.

Death and legacy

He died on April 5, 1956. He was buried at the Pisgah Baptist Church and Cemetery in Sipsey, Alabama. One of his sons, Garry N. Drummond, served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Drummond Company. It has grown into a large global corporation.


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