Reuben Cummings

19 September 1850–30 September 1870 (Age 20)
Grove Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Cummings was born on 19 September 1850, in Grove Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Cummings, was 38 and his mother, Phebe "Jane" Ferguson, was 35. He lived in Utah Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 30 September 1870, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Cummings
1811–1887
Phebe "Jane" Ferguson
1815–1902
Charles Cummings
1835–1912
James Cummings
1836–1846
Cornelius Cummings
1839–1859
John Cummings
1842–1846
Harriet Cummings
1843–1847
Angeline Cummings
1845–1845
George Alma Cummings
1845–1846
Phebe Jane Cummings
1848–1905
Reuben Cummings
1850–1870
Franklin Cummings
1851–1852
Ezra Cummings
1853–1853
Leander Cummings
1854–1865
Eroy Cummings
1856–1856
Julia Cummings
1858–1858

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World Events (5)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 7
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863
Age 13
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 13
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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

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Story Highlight

Isaac Bullock Company

About 175 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). The company arrived at various times between 21 Septembe …

Sources (3)

  • Ruben Cumings in household of George W Cumings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Cummings, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Reuben Cummings -

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