John Spencer Cummings

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John Spencer Cummings

  • Birth 15 Feb 1860 Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 23 Nov 1944 Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 38460370

Funeral services were held in this city at the Nazarene church last Sunday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. for John S. Cummings, 84, formerly living in the Stubbtown neighborhood west of this city but whose death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robt. Treece, in St. Louis the preceeding Thursday - Thanksgiving Day. Interment was in Maple cemetery near the city.
Mr. Cummings was born Feb. 15, 1869, at Savannah, Tenn., but spent part of his adult life in Alabama, coming here from that state 32 years ago. For many years he conducted a blacksmithing business in the Stubbtown community.
He leaves several descendants. Married in April of 1877 to Martha Adaline Pace, five sons and three daughters were born to the couple, all surviving. They are J.R., C.L. and John Cummings of Philcampbell, Ala., Will of Russellville and L.M. Cummings of Spruce Pine, Ala.; Mrs. T. Latham of Russellville and Mrs. Minnie DuBois of Philcampbell, Ala., and Mrs. Ida Howard of Benton Harbor, Mich.
In September of 1904 he was married to Dollie Brumley of this community and he is survived by four sons and three daughters of this marriage. They are Herschel and Odell Cummings of Kennett, Winford of St. Louis and O.T. Cummings of Caruthersville; Mdmes. Flora Mae Mitchell and Robert Treece of St. Louis and Pauline Roach of Caruthersville. One son. L.C. Cummings, is reported by the War Department to have lost his life in action in France August 16, 1944. Numerous grandchildren and perhaps great-grandchildren also survive.
In addition the deceased leaves one sister, Mrs. Laura Taylor of Eaton, Tenn., and three brothers, James, Oscar and Wyatt Cummings, all of whom live in Tennessee.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, December 1, 1944


Gravesite Details headstone shows year of birth as being 1860 which would coincide with age at time of death - 84

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  • Created by: wanda
  • Added: 17 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38460370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Spencer Cummings (15 Feb 1860–23 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38460370, citing Maple Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by wanda (contributor 47041557) .