DAD: Jefferson Drum (Jeff Richards) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Newspaper Editor
KIDS: Joey Drum (Eugene Martin)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – unknown how
STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown
Is it me, or don’t you think this western format was done to death in the late fifties? Jefferson Drum (how’s THAT for a name?) edited the town of Jubilee’s paper, and fought bad guys in print and with pistols. Of course, there’s always a bunch of episodes where somebody kidnapped Joey, and Dad had to yadda yadda yadda… Yawn. I think the writers for Jefferson Drum watched The Rifleman and just changed the character names.