Marcia Samantha Cummins

21 November 1871–5 April 1907 (Age 35)
Geneva Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Marcia Samantha

When Marcia Samantha Cummins was born on 21 November 1871, in Geneva Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Stephen Van Rensselaer Cummings, was 26 and her mother, Ann M. Hinkley, was 15. She married William J Otte on 24 October 1886, in Geneva, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Portage Twp, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1906. She died on 5 April 1907, in Cooper Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Chambers Cemetery, South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William J Otte
Marcia Samantha Cummins
Marriage: 24 October 1886
Charles Henry Otte
Frank Leston Otte
Ruth M Otte
William James Otte
Carlos Otte

Spouse and Children

24 October 1886
Geneva, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Van Rensselaer Cummings


    Ann M. Hinkley




    Henry Cummins


    Visna Cummins


    Marcia Samantha Cummins


    Alnora Cummings


    Verna E. Cummings


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cummings .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marsha S Otte in household of Wm I Otte, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marsha C Cummin in household of Vanransler Cummin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Marcia S Cummins, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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