Rebecca Haswell Cummings

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Rebecca Haswell Cummings (Clarke)

Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 15, 1947 (87)
Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, United States
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hanson and Mary Lemist Hanson
Wife of Rev. Edward Cummings
Mother of E.E. Cummings
Sister of Ellen Montresor Tuckerman

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About Rebecca Haswell Cummings

Mother of the poet E.E. Cummings.

Daughter of Mary Lemist Clarke and John A. Hanson. When her parents' marriage was annulled in 1873, Rebecca, her siblings George and Ellen, and her mother changed their last name from Hanson to Clarke, her mother's maiden name. Rebecca took a trip to Europe with her mother and sister in 1889, where she met Harvard graduate student Edward Cummings. She and Cummings married in 1891, and the couple moved to Cambridge, Mass., where Edward taught sociology at Harvard and later served as minister at the South Congregational Church in Boston. The family summered at Joy Farm at Silver Lake, New Hampshire. She was the mother of two children: Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), later known as the poet E. E. Cummings, and Elizabeth Frances Cummings (Qualey) (1901-1980).

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Rebecca Haswell Cummings's Timeline

December 7, 1859
Massachusetts, United States
October 14, 1894
Age 34
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
January 15, 1947
Age 87
Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, United States
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States