Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thomas & Mary Cummings, Rhode Island

Mary Kane & Thomas Cummings were Irish immigrants, born in about 1838. Thomas immigrated in about 1853. They probably married near Blackstone, in western Massachusetts in about 1859. They soon moved to Cranston, Rhode Island where they started their family. Thomas was a stone mason. They had 8 children that I know of, though there may have been a few short-lived children that missed an accounting in the censuses. In the early 1880s, something happened that caused son Daniel to take charge of his remaining siblings. In 1890, Daniel married Sarah Kiernan and they came out to California to start their family. I could not track the remaining Cummings family. The last trace I found was Thomas and his youngest (surviving) son, William, living with a family in the Newport area in 1905. At least two of the kids passed away in the 1880s.

Their eight children were
  • Patrick F. (b. 1861)
  • Daniel Kane (b. 1864)
    married Sarah Kernan 1890, died near Oakland, Calif. in 1932
  • Mary Ann (1865-1882)
  • John (b. 1867)
  • Katie (b. 1870)
  • William (b. 1872)
  • Bridget (b. 1874)
  • and Joseph Henry (1878-1880).

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