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James S. Cummins
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Birth: 1841
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1895
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA


Mr. James S. Cummins, the photographer, died yesterday at his home, 822 North Fulton avenue. His death was caused by pneumonia, from which he had been sick for six days. He was a native of Baltimore and was fifty-one years of age. Mr. Cummins was formerly a member of the firm of Kuhns [sic?] and Cummins, but about fifteen years ago established a business in his own name, which he conducted at the time of his death. He was a member of the Fifth Regiment Veterans Corps, the Maryland Bicycle Club, and the Harmonic Singing Society. A widow, one daughter, and one son, who is a student at the Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pa., survive him.

Baltimore SUN, 4 March 1895


The remains of Mr. James S. Cummins, who died on Sunday, were laid to rest yesterday with military honors. The funeral took place from his home, 822 North Fulton avenue, where services were conducted by Rev. James A. Latane of the Church of the Redeemer, assisted by Rev. C. P. Hall, of the Second Universalist Church. Two companies of the Fifth Regiment Veterans Corps, of which Mr. Cummins was a member, marched to the grave. The interment was made in Loudon Park Cemetery, where a volley was fired over the grave by a squad from Company H, of the Fifth Regiment, of which Mr. Cummins had formerly been a member. The pall-bearers were Capt. John W. Torsch and William Kammerer, of the Veterans Corps, J. M. Jones and Thompson Jones, of the Odd-Fellows, and Louis P. Dietrich and Charles Newton.

Baltimore SUN, 6 March 1895

NOTE: James S. Cummins' origins has been difficult to track down. He appears in the 1880 census married to Grace Oakford Kindall or Kendall (b. abt. 1850, Ohio), with two children, Grace P. Cummins (b. abt. 1873, Md.) and William Neville Cummins (b. abt. 1876, Md.), and Grace's parents, Luke Kindall/Kendall (b. abt. 1801, Vt) and Pauline Kindall/Kendall (b. abt. 1829, Penn.). I have not been able to locate him or his family in any other census. Grace Pauline Cummins married Charles Wilson Ray in September 1896. Grace O. Cummins remarried a William Sproston and died in July 1908; William at that time was listed as living in Elkhorn, W.Va. I have found a reference to a William Neville Cummmins as an employee of the Red Jacket Coal Sales Co. in Ohio.

The Cummins Studio occupied various locations, including 5 North Charles Street. In addition to taking portraits, Cummins sold a wide range of photographic supplies. During the 1890s he was active in reviving an amateur photography club in Baltimore. The studio appears to have continued to operate after his death. A William N. Cummins advertised to sell the studio in 1898. 
Family links: 
  Grace O. Kendall Cummins (1850 - 1908)*
  William Neville Cummins (1874 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Loudon Park Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section X, Plots 170 & 171
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Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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James S. Cummins
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