Paul J. Cummings. As secretary and treasurer of the Gregg Manufacturing Company, of Fredericktown, Mr. Cummings
is prominent throughout North Central Ohio as a successful business man. He was born at Fredericktown, Sept. 15,
1877, the son of W. S. and Marietta (Trimbie) Cummings.
Wilson S. Cummings was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1842, and came to Knox County with his parents when he
was a boy of eight years. He conducted a lumber business and sawmill and was also interested in the foundry business,
his plant now being known as the J. B. Foote Foundry Company. Mr. Cummings retired from business in 1910 and died
at Fredericktown in 1913 at the age of 71 years. His wife is also deceased. Both are buried in Fredericktown Cemetery.
P. J. Cummings was the only child who lived to maturity born to W. S. and Marietta (Trimble) Cummings. He attended
the public schools of Fredericktown and also studied at Oberlin College. He was then associated in the lumber and
foundry business with his father at Fredericktown from 1900 until 1910, and continued the business after the retirement
of his father until 1916. Mr. Cummings then sold his interests and engaged in the insurance business until 1926.
He has since served as secretary and treasurer of the Gregg Manufacturing Company, having been one of the incorporators
of the company in 1923.
In 1907 Mr. Cummings was united in marriage with Miss Mary Cureton, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Stevens)
Cureton, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The former is deceeased. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings have a daughter, Elizabeth.
Mr. Cummings is a member of Thrall Lodge, No. 170, F. and A. M., of Fredericktown; Mt. Vernon Chapter; Mt. Vernon
Council; and Mt. Vernon Commandery, K. T.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
Names A to C
Names D to G
Names H to K
Names L to P
Names Q to S
Names T to Z
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