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John James Cummings

Birthplace: Montrose, Lee County, Iowa
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cummings and Rachel Ann Cummings
Husband of Hannah Sophia Johnson
Father of Hannah Malinda Duke; Myrtle Wilhelmina Austin and Joseph William Cummings
Brother of Mary Jane Jones; Melinda Ann Baum; Isaac "Babe" Cummings, Sr; Nancy Elizabeth McDonald; Harmon Cummings and 1 other

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About John James Cummings

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Uriah Curtis Company (1852) Age 6

Departure: 28 June 1852 Arrival: 29 September, 1 October 1852

Company Information: About 365 individuals and 51 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

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Early Settler of District Suffers Long Illness; Many Survivors.

Special to the Tribune

HEBER CITY. - John James Cummings, 83, prominent sheep and cattle raiser, one of the very first settlers of Heber City, died of general debility, following influenza, at his home in Heber City Thursday. He was ill about four months.

Mr. Cummings was born in Montrose, Iowa, March 25,1846, and came to Provo in 1852 and to Heber City in 1862. He was always active in church and city affairs.

Mr. Cummings was married at Heber City. February 27, 1865, to Sophia Johnson, who died forty years ago. Ten children were born to them, seven of whom survive as follows: John G.. Joseph W., Harmon, Alma. Lyman and Mrs. May Lloyd of Heber City; Mrs. Myrtle Austin of Lehi.

He was married a second time. May 7 1890, at Logan, Utah, to Lenora Duke. Nine children were born to this union, seven of whom, with their mother, survive as follows: Mrs. Jetta Austin of Lehi; Wade, Sadie, Nellie and Mrs. Grace DIckson of Heber City; Mrs. Lita Kimber of Los Angeles. Calif., and Mrs. Birdie Green of American Fork. Forty-four grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren are living.

Funeral services will be held in the Wasatch stake tabernacle Sunday at 1 p. m. Interment will be in the Heber City cemetery-

Salt Lake Tribune, March 30, 1929, Page 16

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John James Cummings's Timeline

March 25, 1846
Montrose, Lee County, Iowa
November 9, 1868
Age 22
November 27, 1886
Age 40
Heber CityWasatch CountyUtah
March 28, 1929
Age 83
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah