Biography of Paul J. Cummings
North Central Ohio Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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