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 Walter Delaney Cummings

Walter Delaney Cummings

Birth
Halsey, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Death 11 Dec 1962 (aged 66)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot G, 0, 3799
Memorial ID 543813 · View Source
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On 21 Jan 1896, Walter Delaney Cummings was born to George Bossett and Selvina Jane [McNeil] Cummings in/or near Halsey, Linn, Oregon. Their farm was located several miles west of the small town. [Obit in incorrect in place of birth]

1910, finds the family living in Albany and his father owning and operating a grocery store. Walter is now age 14.

It appears that Walter and Hilda were married in 1916, or shortly before he joined the U.S. Army. Note, that Hilda had to volunteer to joined the Army to support the cause of WWI in Europe.

On 20 Sept 1917, Walter was inducted into the U.S. Army.

The 1920 Census, finds Walter and his wife Hilda moved to Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Where they are renting a house and he is working as a "carpenter's helper" for the railroad. This is another turning point in their lives as they choose to remain in Portland and settle down to city life. They do not have children.

In 1930, the census reports that they were likely working together Walter as a laundry presser and Hilda doing the job of laundry checker. They were living in a rented apartment/home in Portland. Also, they both became active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A pro-active group that helps to support the needs of those that have returned and those that are then serving.



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  • Maintained by: Martin Burrell
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 543813
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Delaney Cummings (21 Jan 1896–11 Dec 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 543813, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Martin Burrell (contributor 46932334) .