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W H Cummings


Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 13:42:48

W H Cummings; of the firm of Cummings & Fox, dealers in agricltural implements, Boonesboro; was born in Caledonia county, Vermont, August 7, 1833, and was mostly raised there, working on a farm and attending school winters; his father was extensively engaged in the tanner and currier business there and young Cummings assisted a portion of his time; not having a taste for that occupation, upon arriving at manhood, he went to painting in 1854 and followed the same until 1856, when he came to Boonesboro and here established himself in his chosen calling until May 21, 1861; he then enlisted in Company E, third Iowa volunteer infantry, serving with that regiment until the expiration of his term of service and was discharged June 15, 1864 having participated in the following battles: Shiloh, Hatchie River, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Mississippi, and many others, besides numerous skirmishes, he retruned home and engaged in the gunsmith business, which he carried on till 1868 and then entered upon his prsent enterprise, which has been carried on extensively; their manufacoty consists chiefly of cultivators and plows of all descriptions; he was married in October, 1857, to Miss Sarah Fox, an native of Caledonia county, Vermont; thier family consists of two children: William and Nellie

From the 1880 Boone co History Book


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