John Andrew Laird Cummings

Male18 August 1911–7 October 1976

Brief Life History of John Andrew Laird

When John Andrew Laird Cummings was born on 18 August 1911, in Maryborough, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Andrew Crawford Cummings, was 47 and his mother, Susannah Ellis, was 41. He married Olive Gertrude Buchanan on 27 September 1944. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 October 1976, in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bethesda Community Cemetery, Moorefield, Mapleton, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Andrew Laird Cummings
Olive Gertrude Buchanan
Marriage: 27 September 1944
Norman Cummings
Margaret Susannah Cummings
Dorothy Gertrude Cummings
Lloyd David Cummings
Beverly John Cummings
Thelma Elizabeth Cummings
Mervin Cummings

Sources (2)

  • John Andrew Laird Cummings, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • John Andrew Laird Cummings, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1944
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (4)

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

    Age 23

    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

    Age 32

    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

    1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

    Age 44

    From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

    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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