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 Mary <I>Hennessey</I> Drum

Mary Hennessey Drum

Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Jan 1999 (aged 83)
Sequim, Clallam County, Washington, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: In accordance with her wishes, Mary's ashes were scattered over the Dungeness River, near Sequim, WA.
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Mary was born Ida Lucille Hennessey in Cuero, Texas, on April 7th, 1915. She was raised, along with her 2 sisters, in the Ursaline Acadey, a Catholic girls orphanage in San Antonio, while their brother went to live with relatives in Corpus Christi. All three sisters were "re-named", presumably by the nuns, with more "Cathoic" names. Both of their parents had died from tuberculosis. Mary left the orphanage soon after graduating the 12th grade.
She met Jack F. Drum, her future husband while operating a small shop in the lobby of hotel he managed. Jack soon secured a job as general auditor for Conrad Hilton's rapidly growing hotel company. After marrying in 1935, Mary traveled with her husband, establishing management and bookkeeping systems at each new hotel. Mary remained active in the Hilton Corporation, while her husband served in the Navy during World War II.
Mary continued to work for Hilton Corporation after the war and until the early 1950s. In 1953, Mary and Jack became the proud parents of their only child, Conrad. They resided in the Los Angeles, CA area until Jack's death in 1957.
Mary and Conrad moved across the country to be near her sister in Maryland. She remained there, working in bookkeeping and hotel management, until her retirement in 1975. Mary moved to Sequim, WA in 1980, at the invitation of her son and daughter-in-law.
Mary enjoyed living in Sequim. She was an avid reader, and sometimes volunteered her time in the elementary school to help children to read. She enjoyed visiting relatives in Texas, North Carolina, and Maryland. In more recent years, Mary was happiest when serving in her role as "GrandMa".

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Hennessey Drum (7 Apr 1915–27 Jan 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52694490, ; Maintained by Conrad Drum (contributor 47286575) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a In accordance with her wishes, Mary's ashes were scattered over the Dungeness River, near Sequim, WA..