Biography of John Cummings
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John Cummings. Was born in Canada, February 18, 1840, where he resided till 1868, during which time, and when of a proper age, be learned the carpenter trade, which he followed till he came to California, for which place he started November 4, 1868 He located at Caspar, Mendocino county, January 3, 1869, and worked at his trade till 1872, when he returned to Canada and sojourned four months, and in September of that year he with his wife returned to California, locating again at Caspar. He then worked at his trade one year, when he went to work in the Caspar Mill, filling the position of sawyer. He worked at that one year, when he was made foreman of the mill, which position he filled for four years and a half. He then left the mill and embarked in the liquor business, which he has since continued. Hem married August 24, 1872, Miss Catherine Williams, a native of Canada, born October 10, 1852. Their children are: John Albert, born October 22, 1872; Lottie May, born May 4, 1874; Margaret H., born May 6, 1877; and James Kinned, born April 25, 1879.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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