Obit: Cummings, James D. (1891 - 1961)

Contact:  Jean Kelley

----Source: This is from a photocopy and the date of article is not known. I am guessing it was from a Tomah, Marshfield, Neillsville or Clark county paper around 1961.


Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. for James Darrow Cummings, 70, Neillsville, who died Sunday at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Tomah. The Rev. Jack Grether will officiate at services from the United Church of Christ. Burial will be made in the Neillsville cemetery.

The Haugen-Richmond Post, No. 73, American Legion will conduct military rites and will be assisted by the Rural Letter Carriers association of which Mr. Cummings was a member.

Mr. Cummings, son of the late John W. and Florence (Darrow) Cummings, was born March 19, 1891, in Clark County. He received his education in the Riverside school in Pine Valley. He was a member of the National Guard and Co. A, and served on the Mexican border in 1916 and in World War I in France and Germany. He received his discharge in 1919.

He returned to the home farm for two years and was a rural mail carrier for 27 years, retiring because of poor health in August, 1948; For the last four years he had been a patient in the hospital in Tomah.

On June 23, 1920 he was married to the former Agnes Bryan.

He is survived by his wife and 10 children; Mrs. Harold (Agnes) Stephens, Glenview Ill.; James D. Cummings, Alma Center: Donald Cummings, Chicago Ill.; Robert Cummings, Black River Falls: John Cummings, Glenview Ill.; Mrs. Joe (Joe Ann) Rusinko, Neillsville; Mrs. Robert (Mary) Palubicki, Neillsville; Miss Nancy Cummings at home; Mr. Allen Cummings (can't read a few characters)Navy, Norfolk, VA. And Thomas Cummings U.S. Air Force, Kessler, Miss. Other survivors are a sister, Miss Cornelia Cummings, Green Bay; a brother Henry Cummings, Marshfield and 14 grandchildren.

The Georgas funeral home is in charge of arrangements.



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