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Rebecca Haswell Clarke Cummings
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1859
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1947
Northfield
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Mother of the poet E.E. Cummings.

Daughter of Mary Lemist Clarke and John A. Hanson. When her parents' marriage was annulled in 1873, Rebecca, her siblings George and Ellen, and her mother changed their last name from Hanson to Clarke, her mother's maiden name. Rebecca took a trip to Europe with her mother and sister in 1889, where she met Harvard graduate student Edward Cummings. She and Cummings married in 1891, and the couple moved to Cambridge, Mass., where Edward taught sociology at Harvard and later served as minister at the South Congregational Church in Boston. The family summered at Joy Farm at Silver Lake, New Hampshire. She was the mother of two children: Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), later known as the poet E. E. Cummings, and Elizabeth Frances Cummings (Qualey) (1901-1980).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Lemist Clarke (1831 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Cummings (1861 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Cremated at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. on Jan. 17, 1947; ashes buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Althea Path, Section 6, Lot 748
 
Created by: Trent Olsen
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96430324
Rebecca Haswell <i>Clarke</i> Cummings
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Rebecca Haswell <i>Clarke</i> Cummings
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Rebecca Haswell <i>Clarke</i> Cummings
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