Elizabeth Cumming

8 July 1824–1 July 1910 (Age 85)
Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cumming was born on 8 July 1824, in Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Lewis Cumming, was 40 and her mother, Elisabeth Wilson, was 39. She married James Reid on 29 December 1843, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 1 July 1910, in Lorenzo, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Reid
Elizabeth Cumming
Marriage: 29 December 1843
Elizabeth Reid
James Reid Jr.
Mary Reid
John Cummings Reid
Louis Cumming Reid
Margaret Ann Reid
Isabelle Reid
Robert Reid

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1843Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 8
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 23
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (of Norman origin): most probably a habitational name from Bosc-Benard-Commin in Eure, France. This place lies on the edge of the Forêt de Rouvray, near Rouen, in the heart of the district from which came numerous Domesday barons, and so is much more likely to be the source of the name than Comines in Nord. The name is also possibly derived from the personal name Cumin, which is found in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in the 12th and 13th centuries and may be of Breton origin, according to Reaney. Compare Old Breton Cunmin, which also appears as Cumin, and is from con- ‘hound’ with an uncertain second element, perhaps the min ‘edge’ which is found in other personal names.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuimín (or Ó Cuimín) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Cuimín’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of cam ‘crooked’. There was a 7th-century abbot of Iona named Cumin. In Scotland, this Irish surname became confused with the Norman name.History: A notable bearer of the Norman surname is Wilhelmus Comyn, Bishop of Durham, who came north to Scotland with King David I in 1124 and was appointed Chancellor of Scotland. He established his nephew Richard in Tynedale and Roxburghshire, and Richard also rose to be Chancellor of Scotland. The Comyn or Cumming family gained the earldoms of Buchan and Menteith and rose to be the most powerful noble family in Scotland in the century before the rise of King Robert Bruce.

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    Sources (49)

    • Elizeabeth Read in household of Robert Read, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Elizabeth Cummings in entry for Robert Sr. Reid, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Reid in household of James Reid, "United States Census, 1870"

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