ROBERT M.CUMMINGS, collector of the Steubenville city water works, was born in Leesville, Carroll county, Ohio. He is the son of Anthony and Edy Maria (Robey) Cummings, the latter of whom died when he was a very small child. His father died in 1857 when Robert was a youth. His paternal grandfather was a native of Ireland, and his wife was a native of Scotland. Mr. Cummings' boyhood was chiefly spent at Leesville, and in Harrison county, Ohio. Coming to Steubenville, for a few years, he was engaged in the grocery business as a member of the firm of William H. Beatty & Co. He then returned to Leesville and for a few years was engaged in the dry goods business after which he again came to Steubenville, where he has since resided. He was in the employ of the P. C. & St. L. railway, first as clerk, and later as assistant secretary, and for a few years following this he was deputy auditor of Jefferson county. He then became a clerk in the office of the Alakanna Iron Works and in April 1883 became collector of the city water works which position he has held ever since. He has been twice married, his first wife being Mary E. Teer and his present wife being Isabella F. Sunderland. In politics Mr. Cummings is a republican. He is a first-class bookkeeper and accountant and a worthy and honorable citizen.
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