Donald Ryder Drummond
Donald Ryder Drummond was born on October 7, 1921, in Port Chester, New York, to Minnie Ryder, age 24, and Arthur Drummond, age 24. He had two brothers Arthur and Robert and two sisters Ruth and Betty.
In Rye his family lived at 18 Elwood Ave and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Donald was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1941.
He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Rye Servicemen Meet Aboard Ship In Far Pacific
Two former Rye High School students. Warrant Officer Don Drummond son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Drummond, 22 Elmwood Avenue, and
Seaman Rene A. Hirst, son of
Mr., and Mrs. Fred I. Hirst 50 Hill Street, met recently somewhere in the
Pacific. One evening Hirst, who is on
an LST. went aboard the S. S, Joseph
McKenna, where Drummond was stationed, and they had dinner and got homesick together, according to a letter received by Mrs. Hirst from Drummond telling her of the meeting.
"It seems strange" writes Drummond, "that in this place so many
thousand miles from that small town
which we fondly call home, our paths should once again cross."
He married Mary Gibson on August 4, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had four children in 11 years.
Donald Ryder Drummond died on August 1, 2002, in Pleasanton, California, when he was 80 years old.