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Descendants of James and Catherine (Ryan) Cummings
Submitted by Mike Cummings MiCummings@aol.com

First Generation


1. James CUMMINGS was born about 1845 in IRL, the son of Jeremiah CUMMINGS and Mary FOLEY. He died on 12 Mar 1933 in Fall River, MA. He was buried on 15 Mar 1933 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. James married Catherine RYAN daughter of Patrick RYAN and Ellen FOLEY on 5 Feb 1870 in Parish of Lattin, Co. Tipperary, IRL. Catherine was born in May 1850 in IRL. She died on 1 Dec 1916 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
They had the following children:
    2 M i. Jeremiah CUMMINGS was born on 27 May 1865 in Galbelly, Co Limerick, IRL. 
Jeremiah married Unknown . 
    3 F ii. Catherine CUMMINGS was born on 21 Feb 1868 in Emly, co Tipperary, IRL. She died before 1875 in IRL. 
    4 F iii. Ellen H. CUMMINGS was born on 23 Dec 1868 in Kilbrittain, co Cork, IRL. She died on 7 Jan 1891 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery,Fall River, MA. 
    5 F iv. Johanna CUMMINGS was born on 21 May 1870 in Emly, co Tipperary, IRL.She died on 27 Mar 1949 in Fall River, MA. She was buried on 30 Mar 1949 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
    6 M v. Patrick CUMMINGS was born on 21 Sep 1871 in Emly, co Tipperary, IRL. He died before 1875 in IRL. 
    7 F vi. Mary L. CUMMINGS was born about Jan 1872 in IRL. She died on 14 May 1923 in Fall River, MA. She was buried on 17 May 1923 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
    8 M vii. Thomas CUMMINGS was born about Jun 1875 in Fall River, MA. He died on 7 Feb 1880 in Fall River, MA. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
    9 M viii. John W. CUMMINGS was born about Dec 1875 in Scranton, PA. He died on 23 Jan 1943 in Fall River, MA. He was buried on 26 Jan 1943 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. John married Helen HIGGINS . 
    +10 M ix. James Henry CUMMINGS was born about Jan 1877. He died on 26 Dec 1946. 
    +11 F x. Annie C. CUMMINGS was born on 11 Apr 1877. She died on 9 May 1966. 

Second Generation

10. James Henry CUMMINGS (James) was born about Jan 1877 in Scranton, PA. He died on 26 Dec 1946 in Fall River, MA. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA. He married Alice V. TOPE, daughter of William Tope and Jane Carey. Alice was born on  26 Apr 1877 in Liverpool, ENG. She died on 17 Mar 1960 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
They had the following children:
    12 M i. James CUMMINGS was born on 27 Aug 1905 in Fall River, MA. He died young. 
    13 M ii. William Leo CUMMINGS was born on 1 Jul 1906 in Fall River, MA. He died on 12 Feb 1990 in Cranston, RI. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA. William married Gladys Elizabeth HAGUE daughter of Ernest HAGUE and Annie CUNLIFFE. Gladys was born on 21 Oct 1906 in Fall River, MA. She died on 17 Oct 1968 in Warwick, RI. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
    14 M iii. Charles CUMMINGS was born on 12 Oct 1910 in Fall River, MA. 

11. Annie C. CUMMINGS (James) was born on 11 Apr 1877 in Fall River, MA. She died on 9 May 1966 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Annie married William H. DUFFY before 1916. William was born about 1883 in IRL. He died on 2 Jul 1963 in Fall River, MA. He was buried on 5 Jul 1963 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 
They had the following children:
    15 F i. Mary C. DUFFY was born in 1911. Mary married Ernest J. MONIZ . Ernest was born about 1912 in Providence, RI. He died on 19 Nov 1985 in Fall River, MA. He was buried on 22 Nov 1985 in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. 

Notes and Documentation

1. James CUMMINGS
NOTES: Information on this family from Mike Cummings, great-great-grandson. There is a significant amount of conflicting 
information in the various records, particularly related to the ages and births of their children. The birth of one child and the deaths of two others are in the Fall River MA VR. The Cemetery records give the birthplace of his son John as Scranton PA, and in the 1900 federal census the birthplace of James and John was given as Penn.
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River MA. From records, date of death and burial, age 87, b. Ireland; cause Epithelioma of face; D.D. Sullivan Funeral Home; Widower of the late Catherine Ryan; parents: James Cummings and Mary (Foley); Address: 810 Pine St., Fall River.
FALL RIVER CITY DIRECTORIES
1880 James Cummings, house 11 Sixth
1882 James Cummings, house 11 Sixth
1884 James Cummings, laborer, house 69 Fifth St.
1885 James Cummings, laborer, house 127 Bedford
1887 James Cummings, watchman, house 70 Eighth St.
1889 James Cummings, house 195 Bedford
1890 James Cummings, watchman Union Cotton Mfg. Co., house 195 Bedford St.
1891 James Cummings, watchman Union Cotton Mfg. Co., house 195Bedford St.
1893 James Cummings, house Robeson, cor. Pine
1894 James Cummings, house 140 Pine
1895 James Cummings, fireman, house 140 Pine
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS, Fall River: 50 Smith St., James Cummings, age 40, b Ireland, parents b Ireland; Catherine, 40, wife, b Ireland, parents b Ireland; Mary, 18, daughter, b Ireland; Ellen, 16, daughter, b Ireland; Jeremiah, 13, son, b Ireland; Joanna, 14, daughter, b Ireland; James, 12, son, b MA; John, 10, son, b MA; Annie, 8, daughter, b MA
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS, Fall River: 810 Pine St., James Cummings, b Dec 1845, age 54, mar 30 yrs, b Ireland, parents b Ireland, imm 1874 - 26 yrs, Janitor, owns home with mortgage; Catherine, wife, b May 1850, 50, 10 children - 6 living, b Ireland, parents b Ireland, imm 1875 - 25 yrs; Mary, dau, b Jan 1872, 28, single, b Ireland, imm 1875 - 25 yrs, weaver in mill; Jerry, son, b May 1873, 27, single, b Ireland, imm 1875 - 25 yrs, carder in mill; Johanna, dau, b Jul 1874, 25, single, b Ireland, imm 1875 - 25 yrs; James, son b Jan 1877, 23, single, b PA, loom fixer in mill; John, son, b Dec 1878, 21, single, b PA, Salesman in store; Annie, dau, b May 1880, 20, single, b PA, trimmer in mill.

1S. Catherine RYAN
BIR: As given in the 1900 census
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River MA; age 70, b Ireland; cause Phthisis; D.D. Sullivan Funeral Home; married to James Cummings; Parents: Patrick Ryan and Ellen (Foley); Address: 810 Pine St., Fall River.
OBIT: Fall River Daily Evening News, 1 Dec 1916; Mrs. James Cummings - Mrs. Catherine Cummings, (nee Ryan), wife of James Cummings died early this morning at her home, No. 810 Pine Street, following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of this city for more than 30 years, and always lived in the Sacred Heart Parish. She was well-known throughout the city and had a large circle of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Jeremiah, James H. and John W. Cummings, her daughters, Mary and Joanna Cummings and Mrs. William Duffy, and a sister Mrs...

2. Jeremiah CUMMINGS
NOTES: He is listed with his family in the 1880 and 1900 federal census for Fall River. He was listed as age 13 b Ireland in 1880, and in 1900 as b May 1873 b Ireland. He apparently immigrated with his mother and siblings in 1875. In 1900 he was working as a carder in a mill.
BIR: LDS British Isles VR Index, Civil Registration, Galbelly, co Limerick, Ireland. Besides his parents names, it also gives the father's mother's name as "Mary."
FALL RIVER CITY DIRECTORIES
1887 Jeremiah Cummings, operative, boards 70 Eighth St.
1889 Jeremiah Cummings, operative, boards 195 Bedford
1890 Jeremiah Cummings, card grinder, boards 195 Bedford St.
1891 Jeremiah Cummings, Borden [mills], boards 195 Bedford St.
1894 Jeremiah Cummings, card grinder, boards 140 Pine
1895 Jeremiah Cummings, card grinder, boards 140 Pine

3. Catherine CUMMINGS
BIR: LDS British Isles VR Index, Civil Registration, Emly, co Tipperary, Ireland.

4. Ellen H. CUMMINGS
NOTES: Based on her death record she was born in 1869. However in the 1880 census her age is given as 16, giving a birth date of 1874, and her sister Mary is listed as two years older.
BIR: LDS British Isles VR Index, Civil Registration, Kilbrittain, co Cork, IRL
DTH: Fall River MA Vital Records, b Ireland, age 21 yrs 8 mos, Typhoid, single, operative, father James Cummings b Ireland, mother Catherine Ryan b Ireland.
BUR: Her name is listed on the gravestone with her parents, but there is no record that she was buried in the lot with them.

5. Johanna CUMMINGS
NOTES: She is listed with her family in the 1880 and 1900 federal census for Fall River. She was listed as age 14 b Ireland in 1880, and in 1900 as b July 1874 b Ireland. She apparently immigrated with her mother and siblings in 1875. In 1900 she was working as a weaver in a mill. She was not married.
BIR: LDS British Isles VR Index, Civil Registration, Emly, co Tipperary, Ireland
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River MA; age 72, b Ireland; Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease; D.D. Sullivan Funeral Home; single; Address: 810 Pine St., Fall River.

7. Mary L. CUMMINGS
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River MA; age 68, no place given; Apoplexy; D.D. Sullivan Funeral Home; Single, no parents listed; Address: 810 Pine St., Fall River.

8. Thomas CUMMINGS
NOTES: Perhaps this is the Thomas Cummings, with parents James and Catherine (Ryan) whose birth appears in the LDS British Isles VR Index, Civil Registration, Kilbrittain, co Cork, IRL. This is the same place where the birth of Ellen was recorded.
DTH: Fall River MA Vital Records, age 4 yrs 8 mos, res. 11 Sixth St., b. Fall River, buried St. Patrick's; father James b Ireland, mother Catherine b Ireland.
BUR: His name is on the gravestone with his parents in St. Patrick's Cemetery, but his death occurred before the start of their record-keeping, so he is not included in the records.

9. John W. CUMMINGS
NOTES: He is listed with his parents in the 1880 and 1900 federal census. In 1880 he was age 10, b MA, and in 1900 he was b Dec 1878, age 21, b PA, and worked as a salesman in a store. He was listed in his mother's obituary in 1916.
BUR: records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River; [he is not listed on the gravestone]; age 63, b Scranton PA; Cer. Hemorrhage; Jeffrey Sullivan Funeral Home; married to Helen Higgins; parents: James Cummings & Catherine (Ryan); Address: 810 Pine St., Fall River.
FALL RIVER CITY DIRECTORIES
1895 John Cummings, bricklayer, boards 140 Pine

10. James Henry CUMMINGS
NOTES: He is listed with his parents in the 1880 and 1900 federal census. In 1880 he was age 12, b MA, and in 1900 he was b Jan 1877, age 23, b PA, and worked as a loom fixer in a mill. He was listed in his mother's obituary in 1916.

10S. Alice V. TOPE
NOTES: Info from Michael Cummings. Alice immigrated to the US in 1880 and lived with her mother and 2 surviving sisters at 66 Dover St., Fall River in the 1900 census. She worked as a cotton weaver in a mill.

11. Annie C. CUMMINGS
NOTES: She was listed with her parents in the 1880 and 1900 federal census. In 1900 she was working as a trimmer in a mill.
BIR: Fall River Vital Records
MAR: She was married before her mother's death, as she was listed in the obituary as Mrs. William Duffy.
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River; Annie C. Duffy, age 83 b Fall River; Myocardial Infarction; Driscoll Funeral Home; Widow of the late William H. Duffy; parents: James Cummings & Catherine (Ryan); Address: 300 Almond St., Fall River.

11S. William H. DUFFY
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River; age 80, b Ireland; Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease; D.D. Sullivan Funeral Home; Married to Annie (Cummings); Parents: William Duffy & Margaret (Stacey); Address: 300 Almond St., Fall River.

13. William Leo CUMMINGS
NOTES: info from his grandson, Mike Cummings. They had 3 children, 2 boys and a girl, all still living in 2002.

15. Mary C. DUFFY
NOTES: Her name is on the gravestone with her husband, parents and grandparents, and grave #10 in the lot is "reserved for Mary Moniz" as of 10/99.

15S. Ernest J. MONIZ
BUR: gravestone and records of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River; age 73, b Providence; WWII vet; Cancer of lung; Waring Ashton Funeral Home; married to Mary C. (Duffy); parents: Primo Moniz & Rose (Correia); Address: 14 Madison St., Fall River.