Alton Basil Cummings

17 April 1906–October 1982 (Age 76)
Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alton Basil

When Alton Basil Cummings was born on 17 April 1906, in Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, his father, Edward Cummings, was 42 and his mother, Louisa Hautt, was 37. He had at least 2 sons with Lola Margaret Burgess. He died in October 1982, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76.

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Alton Basil Cummings
Lola Margaret Burgess
John Edward Cummings
Roger Eugene Cummings

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    Louisa Hautt




World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 7

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 20

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Alton Cummings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alton B Cummings in household of Edward Cummings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alton Cummings in household of Edd Cummings, "United States Census, 1910"

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