Walter R. Cummins 1863-1932
CUMMINS, BENTON, DRAKE, LENOX
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/4/2014 at 21:12:23
Well Known Armstrong Man Called
Armstrong, Ia., May 4 – Walter R. Cummins died Friday at 11 o’clock at his home, five miles north of Armstrong after a ten weeks illness of hardening of the liver. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church here. Rev. Pruitt of Smithland, a former pastor here had charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Mitchell. Walter R. Cummins was born July 10, 1863, at Painted Post, Steuben County, New York and passed away April 29, 1932 at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 19 days. When a small child he moved with his parents to Lipton, Cedar county, Iowa. A few years later he went to Illinois where he lived for 30 years. On December 25, 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma N. Benton at Marseilles, Ill. To this union six children were born. One son died in infancy and Minnie E. Drake died eight years ago. His wife and four children are left to mourn his loss. They are Vivian of Fairmont, Rufus E. at home, Ralph M. Estherville and one daughter, Mrs. Edna A. Lenox of Dolliver, also thirteen grandchildren and two brothers, both of whom live in Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Cummins moved near Armstrong 25 years ago and for 23 years have lived in the present home, five miles north of Armstrong. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, May 4, 1932)
Walter R. Cummins
Walter R. Cummins, a resident of this community for a number of years passed [April 29, 1932] away after an illness of several months.
Mr. Cummins was born at Painted Post, New York, on July 10, 1863. He was 63  years, 9 months and 19 days.
He was married to Miss Emma M. Benton at Marseilles, Ill. They were the parents of six children. One son died in early infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Minnie E. Drake, a number of years ago.
Mr. Cummins is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Edna Lenox of Dolliver, and three sons, Vivian of Fairmont, Minn., Rufus S. at home, and Ralph M. of Estherville.
Burial will be made in the Armstrong Grove Cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 12, 1932)
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