Drew, James M. (James Meddick), 1863-

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James Meddick (Dad) Drew was born on February 17, 1863 in Rollingstone, Minnesota. In 1893, Drew joined the staff of the school of agriculture as an instructor in blacksmithing. He also taught mathematics and poultry raising. He was later assigned as registrar of the school. In 1917, Drew joined the staff of the agricultural extension division as an assistant in publicity. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 1933. Drew was very involved in both the Boy Scouts and 4-H; he was a nationally known expert in Boy Scout knot tying. James Drew died on April 5, 1948.

From the guide to the James M. Drew papers, 1880s-1940s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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creatorOf James M. Drew papers, 1880s-1940s University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Drew, James M. (James Meddick), 1863-1948. James M. Drew and family papers, 1848-1948. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Richardson, Helen Drew, 1892-1980. Helen Drew Richardson papers, 1884-1965. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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associatedWith 4-H clubs corporateBody
associatedWith Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902. person
associatedWith Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947. person
associatedWith Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954. person
associatedWith Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. person
associatedWith Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Boy Scouts of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Coffey, Walter Castella, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Collingwood, Herbert Winslow, 1857-1927. person
associatedWith Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931. person
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Coryell family. family
associatedWith Dildine, Jennette Drew, 1843-1918. person
associatedWith Drew, Benjamin Franklin, 1831-1882. person
associatedWith Drew, Edward Bolivar. 1827-1902. person
associatedWith Drew, Matilda Sherwood, 1802-1867. person
associatedWith Fatherless Children of France (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Gould, John, 1844- person
associatedWith Hays, W. M. (Willet Martin), 1859-1916. person
associatedWith Henderson family. family
associatedWith Hoard, W. D. (William Dempster), 1836-1918. person
associatedWith Holmes, Manfred James, 1863- person
associatedWith Holt Manufacturing Company (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Illinois State Normal University. corporateBody
associatedWith Laird, Warren Powers, 1861-1948. person
associatedWith Liggett, William H. person
associatedWith Lord, Orville Morell, 1826-1905. person
associatedWith Matthews family. family
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Normal School (Winona) corporateBody
associatedWith New York State Agricultural Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Matthew George, 1831-1917. person
associatedWith Olmsted, David, 1822-1861. person
associatedWith Owen, Sidney Mark, 1838-1910. person
associatedWith Pillsbury, J. S. (John Sargent), 1827-1901. person
associatedWith Quick, Herbert, 1861-1925. person
associatedWith Richardson, Helen Drew, 1892-1980. person
associatedWith Roberts, Isaac Phillips, 1833-1928. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, F. D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Salisbury, Rollin D., 1858-1922. person
associatedWith Shaw, George Russell, b. 1848. person
associatedWith Smith, Clinton D., 1854- person
associatedWith Steffens, Charles H. (Charles Hammond), 1861- person
associatedWith Thompson, Paul. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. School of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Webb Publishing Co. (Saint Paul, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Western Farm and Village Association of the City of New-York. corporateBody
associatedWith Windom, William, 1827-1891. person
associatedWith Woodward, J. S. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Winona County (Minn.)
Minnesota--Winona County
Rolling Stone (Minn.)
Mississippi River
Saint Peter (Minn.)
Drew family
Frontier and pioneer life
Knots and splices
Land claim associations
Political parties
Railroad passes
Agricultural colleges
Agricultural implements


Birth 1863


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