Zelpha Cummings

about 1896–1985 (Age 89)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Zelpha

When Zelpha Cummings was born about 1896, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Emmett Elsworth Cummins, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Leona Bailey, was 14. She married Ruben Gadd about 1917, in Kentucky, United States. She lived in Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died in 1985, at the age of 89.

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Ruben Gadd
Zelpha Cummings
Marriage: about 1917

Spouse and Children

    Ruben Gadd



about 1917
Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ruby Dolores Cummins



    Wilbur Seymore Cummins


    Viloa Cummins


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (2)

  • Silpha Cummins in household of E E Cummins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zilpha R Cummins in household of Emmett E Cummins, "United States Census, 1900"

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