James Willard Cummings

10 March 1819–19 May 1883 (Age 64)
Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of James Willard

When James Willard Cummings was born on 10 March 1819, in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, James Cummings Jr., was 39 and his mother, Susannah Willard, was 27. He married Aura Annette Atwood on 14 December 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 19 May 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Willard Cummings
Aura Annette Atwood
Marriage: 14 December 1845
James Willard Cummings Jr.
Merriam C. Cummings
Oscar Dealton Cummings
Laron Atwood Cummings
Melvin Elisha Cummings
Annabell Cummings
Heber Lacelle Cummings
Ernest Monroe Cummings
Charles Milton Cummings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 17
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): variant of Cumming , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight


    BIOGRAPHY FROM THE JAMES CUMMINGS FAMILY OF UTAH Compiled and published by Benjamin Franklin Cummings III 3. JAMES WILLARD CUMMINGS (James l). Born 10 Mar. 1819, Wilton, Maine. He married first, 1 …

    Sources (72)

    • James W Cummings in entry for Bell Cummings, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Cummins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • I W in entry for Hiram Tufly Cummings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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