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 Ephraim Chamberlain Cummings

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Ephraim Chamberlain Cummings

Birth
Death
14 Dec 1897 (aged 72)
Burial
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot
Sec-M Lot-206 Grv-UNK
Memorial ID
117400704 View Source

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Cummings had strong Christian beliefs. The circle is a chi rho, a symbol based on the first two Greek letters in the word Christ. There are also two small Roman crosses on either side of the name Cummings. The gravestone itself is unusual in that it is puddingstone, a coarse-grained clastic sedimentary rock. Its popular name derives from its bumpy appearance which is thought to look like plum pudding.
Ephraim Chamberlain Cummings was a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy, Bowdoin, and Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1857 and served churches in Brewer and Vermont. During the Civil War, he was the 15th Vermont regiment chaplain for 9 months.
By 1870 Ephraim and Anne - they married in 1866 - lived in Portland where he served as Park Street Unitarian Church supply ( Sunday service only) pastor for a year. He was also a one year provisional Bowdoin professor. A memorial paper presented after his death noted he spent the last twenty plus years of his life in “study, research and authorship.” He published at least six books and was highly regarded by his fellow Fraternity Club members for his scholarship, wit and conversational style.

From Friends of Evergreen....

Cummings had strong Christian beliefs. The circle is a chi rho, a symbol based on the first two Greek letters in the word Christ. There are also two small Roman crosses on either side of the name Cummings. The gravestone itself is unusual in that it is puddingstone, a coarse-grained clastic sedimentary rock. Its popular name derives from its bumpy appearance which is thought to look like plum pudding.
Ephraim Chamberlain Cummings was a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy, Bowdoin, and Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1857 and served churches in Brewer and Vermont. During the Civil War, he was the 15th Vermont regiment chaplain for 9 months.
By 1870 Ephraim and Anne - they married in 1866 - lived in Portland where he served as Park Street Unitarian Church supply ( Sunday service only) pastor for a year. He was also a one year provisional Bowdoin professor. A memorial paper presented after his death noted he spent the last twenty plus years of his life in “study, research and authorship.” He published at least six books and was highly regarded by his fellow Fraternity Club members for his scholarship, wit and conversational style.


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