Jason Ranson Cummings

1850–18 August 1918 (Age 68)
Newstead, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Jason Ranson

When Jason Ranson Cummings was born in 1850, in Newstead, Erie, New York, United States, his father, Elon G. Cummings, was 19 and his mother, Jane Ransom, was 21. He married Elizabeth Evelyn {Liddy} Bower on 17 August 1898, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Green Lake Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Almira Township, Benzie, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 18 August 1918, in Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Jason Ranson Cummings
Elizabeth Evelyn {Liddy} Bower
Marriage: 17 August 1898
Ernest Elon Commins
William Jason Commins
Charley C Commins
Minnie Commins
Earl E. Commins

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Evelyn {Liddy} Bower


17 August 1898
Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States




    Charley C Commins


    Minnie Commins


    Earl E. Commins


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 14

Per Find a Grave Memorials, the earliest burial in this cemetery was in 1864. Corp George W. Page BIRTH unknown DEATH 19 Oct 1864 Frederick County, Virginia, USA BURIAL Linwood Cemetery Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA MEMORIAL ID 23098961 Enlisted as a Private on August 18, 1862, in Company G, 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment Connecticut. Promoted to Full Corporal on Feb 13, 1864. Killed on Oct 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cumming , with the addition of English patronymic -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jason Cumnings in household of Elen G Cumnings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jason Cummins in household of Elon Cummins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jason R Cummins, "United States Census, 1900"

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