Emily Amanda Cummings

8 August 1869–10 September 1961 (Age 92)
Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Emily Amanda

When Emily Amanda Cummings was born on 8 August 1869, in Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, James F. Cummings, was 33 and her mother, Mary Abigail Case, was 31. She married Benjamin Otis Waterman on 22 November 1900. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 10 September 1961, at the age of 92, and was buried in West Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Otis Waterman
Emily Amanda Cummings
Marriage: 22 November 1900
Donald Cummings Waterman
Marion Abigail Waterman

Spouse and Children

22 November 1900


Parents and Siblings

    James F. Cummings


    Mary Abigail Case




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily A Cummings in household of James Cummings, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily Cummings in household of James Cummings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emily A Waterman in household of Clyde W Congdon, "United States Census, 1930"

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