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James Calvin Cummins
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1852
Cumberland Village
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1933
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

CUMMINS, J. C.-Was born in the Keystone State, which has given many men of worth to the younger West. The place of birth was Greene county, and the time January 15, 1852. His early education was at the academy at Carmichaels, and was concluded, in due time, at the Washington and Jefferson College. He removed to Michigan in 1871, where he was engaged in the engineer corps of the Northern Central, now Janesville branch of the Michigan Southern Railroad. He pushed west again the next year, and stopped in Chicago. Here, for a short time, he was engaged in a wholesale stationery house, but in 1874 he began the study of law in the office of Frederick Ullman, where he remained until 1875. He then entered the office of Finneys, Flower & Abercrombie and continued to read law until January 1, 1877, when he was admitted to the bar at Springfield, Illinois. In October of the same year he came to Des Moines and became associated
with his brother in the practice of his profession. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora, daughter of O. S. Cook, Esq., of Chicago, December 17, 1878. They have one son, Frank.

"The History of Polk County, Iowa" published by the Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co. 1880

in same lot: Albert B. Cummins, Anna Cummins, Cora M. Cummins, Frank S. Cummins, Ida L. Cummins, James C. Cummins, Lucina W. Cummins, Margaret Cummins, Sarah B. Cummins, Thomas L. Cummins (bio by: Katie Lou) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Layton Cummins (1823 - 1912)
  Sarah Baird Flenniken Cummins (1826 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Cora Miner Cook Cummins (1858 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Frank Sherman Cummins (1880 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Calvin Cummins (1852 - 1933)
  Margaret Rebecca Cummins (1854 - 1935)*
  Ella Jane Cummins Grefe (1861 - 1936)*
  Anna Belle Cummins (1862 - 1954)*
  Louisa Carolina Cummins McHenry (1865 - 1951)*
  Louisa Carolina Cummins McHenry (1865 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block: 19 Section: Lot: 00057
 
Created by: FLH
Record added: Jun 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27360846
James Calvin Cummins
Added by: Katie Lou
 
James Calvin Cummins
Added by: Katie Lou
 
James Calvin Cummins
Added by: FLH
 
 
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