|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1848|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1912|
In Memoriam of Hannah Elizabeth Drumm (from the Washington State Daughters of the American Revolution Album) -
A loved and valued member, whom we deeply mourn, was lost to Robert Gray chapter, D.A.R. when death claimed our honored chaplain, Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Drumm on September 7 of this year, at the age of 64 years and nearly five months.
Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Petit, in Oakland, Calif. following an operation for cancer of the womb.
She had been in poor health for some time previous to her departure for California; but rallied sufficiently to make the trip, with the hope that a change of climate, and the loving care of her children in Oakland would prove beneficial. Soon after reaching there her condition beame so serious that medical aid was found necessary. After a consultation between three of the best physicians in Oakland, it was decided that an operation was imperatiave, as her disease was of such a nature, and had reached such an advanced stage that to delay would mean added weakness, together with great suffering. She was not informed of the nature of her malady, and her general health was so good that every hope was held out that she would recover from the operation, and would probably enjoy many more years of ife, under much improved physical conditions.
But this hope was destined not to be realized. Owing to a weak heart she was unable to stand the shock of the operation, and passed away two days after it was performed. Her funeral took place from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Petit in Oakland, the family of her eldest son, Horatio, also being present. Mrs. McMillan was in San Francisco at the time, and sent flowers both for Robert Gray chapter, and for herself; also a message of condolence to Mrs. Petit.
Hannah Elizabeth Perham was born in Tingsborough, Mass. on April 16, 1848, and died at Oakland, Calif. on September 7, 1912. She was married to Mr. Thomas Harper on March 9, 1867, in Troy N.Y. and soon after removed to the Pacific coast, settling in California, where her four children were born. These were Horatio T., Walter P., Grace B. and Edna P.
In July 1878 she was married to Mr. Edward Drumm, by who she had one son, Charles P. These children all survive, and she also left seven grandchildren. Mrs. Drumm came from California to Grays Harbor 23 years ago and has since made her home here permanently. She was a charter member of the Hoquiam Order of Eastern Star, and also of Robert Gray chapter, D.A.R., and was a member of the Woman's Literary club of Hoquiam. She took a deep interest in all these organizations, and attended their meetings as often as her health and many duties would allow. For the past three years she has been the chaplain of our chapter, and discharged her duties in a manner once dignified and graceful.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church of Hoquiam, in whose services she found deep religious and spiritual help and consolation. Possessed of a pleasing and attractive personality, a warm heart and deep sympathies, she attracted to herself many friends, who looked up her with true affection.
In spite of the vicissitudes of an unusually eventful life, she always retained her cheerfulness and a spirit of sane optimism, so that no one ever left her presence without a feeling of uplift and hopefulness.
Members of this chapter feel a deep sympathy with the children who have been bereft of a wise and loving mother, and extend to them our deepest condolence in this great affliction. Her memory will always be with us as a sweet and lasting fragrance; and her influence always be felt on the side of the good, the true and the beautiful.
Caroline W. McKinlay, Historian, Robert Gray Chapter, D.A.R.
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Jan 22, 2011
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