Merchant, Pittston, is a native of Bristol, England, a son of George and Ann (Brown) Drury, the former of whom was a carpenter and builder. They reared a family of five children, three of whom came to America. In early life our subject followed clerking in a grocery store in London. In March, 1871, he located in Pittston and entered the employ of J. L. Morgan, with whom he remained until April 1, 1885, when he embarked in the grocery business on his own account in which he has successively continued, having trebled his trade since he began business. On February 21, 1869, Mr. Drury married Sarah Davis, of Wales, and has six children living: Sarah, William, George, Hannah, John and Annie, the two former being employed in their father's store as bookkeeper and bill-clerk, respectively. Mr. Drury is a member of the St. John's Lodge, F. & A. M., K. of P., Falling Spring Lodge, K. of S.G., Keystone Lodge No. 4, R.A. Pittston Division, K. of G. C. Anthracite Commandery. He is a member of the M.E. Church and the Y.M.C.A. and in politics, he is a Republican.
President and Director of the Union Savings and Trust Co., Pittston.
March 14, 1913, died in Scranton of apparent heart attack (this may be obit date – see obit Luzerne County, date of death might be March 13.)