Selected Families and Individuals


Ernest Kerry CUMMINGS

1  CMNT Served In WWI Army, A. E. F.

Obituary (from newspaper of 13 Sept. 1973):  CLAYTON---Ernest K. Cummings, 81, formerly of Clayton, died Tuesday morning in the March Manor Home, Millersville, Pa.

    The funeral will be a graveside service at the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Koser Funeral Home, Landisville, Pa.

    There will be no calling hours.

    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty S, Major, of Stevenson, Lincolnshire, England, and Miss Zoe Kline Cummings; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Ulrichs, Syracuse; a brother, Malcolm, Clayton, and one granddaughter.

    Born Nov. 28, 1891 at Clayton, son of Milo and Frances Collins Cummings, he married Zoe Kline, who predeceased him.


Obituary (from Thousand Islands Sun of 16 April 1970):  CLAYTON---Earl B. Cummings, 76, of 541 John St., died Thrusday at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, after a short illness.

    The funeral was Saturday afternoon at the Cummings Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Mowett, pastor Clayton Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Grindstone Cemetery.

    Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel McRae Cummings; a daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth) Kufchock, Carthage; a son, Richard, Liverpool; three brothers, Malcolm and Aaron, Clayton, and Ernest, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mrs. Andrew (Dorothy) Ulrichs,
Syracuse and five grandchildren.  A son, John J., died in 1959 and a daughter, Shirley, died in 1929.

    Born on Grindstone Island June 16, 1893, son of Milo and Frances Collins Cummings.  He graduated in 1913 from Clayton High School.  He was a graduate of Albany Business College.  He was employed by New York Air Brake Co. before working as
a marine engineer for the Pittsburgh Steamship Co., where he remained 27 years.

    Jan. 1, 1921 he married the former Mabel McRae in the Clayton Methodist Church parsonage and moved to Syracuse.  Later the couple moved back to Clayton where they lived 40 years.

    Mr. Cummings was a member of Clayton Lodge 296, F&AM.

Mabel C. MCRAE

Obituary (from newspaper of Tuesday, 9 Nov. 1982):  CLAYTON---Mrs. Mabel M. Cummings, 85, formerly of 541 John St., widow of Earl B. Cummings, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday at House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown.

    She had resided at Coutt's Nursing Home, Cape Vincent.

    The funeral is tentatively set for Thursday morning at the Cummings Funeral Home.  Burial will be on Grindstone Island.

    Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Mrs. Cummings is survived by one son, Richard M. Cummings, Liverpool; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth C. Kufchock, Carthage; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and cousins.

    One sister, Bertha McRae, died before her.

    She was born July 27, 1897 on Grindstone Island, a daughter of Alexander R. and Netti McRae.  She was educated on Grindstone Island and in Clayton.

    On Jan. 1, 1921, she married Earl B. Cummings, Clayton.  He died April 9, 1970.

    She was a member of the Eastern Star and was affiliated with the Clayton Baptist Church.

Mildred May DANO

Obituary (from newspaper of Friday, 5 April 1985):  CLAYTON---Mrs. Mildred Cummings, 80, formerly of this area, widow of Aaron O. Cummings, died Thursday at the Brookmont Health Care Center in Effort, Pa., where she had resided for the past
three years.  She had lived in Mountainhome, Pa., with her daughter before entering the Center.

    Funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Clayton United Methodist Church with Rev. G. Kent Walmsley officiating.  Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

    There will be no calling hours.  Donations may be made in her name to the Clayton United Methodist Church.

     Arrangements are with the Cummings Funeral Home.

    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Brost, Mountainhome, Pa., Mrs. Eleanore Iles, Owensboro, Ky.; a son, Allen A., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Kittle and Mrs. Marjorie Rusho, both of Clayton, Mrs. Caroline
Dano, Rochester, Mrs. Florence Russell, Binghamton; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

    Born Oct. 25, 1904 in Clayton, the daughter of Ambrose and Eleanor Graham Dano, she attended local schools.  She married Aaron Cummings on Dec. 15, 1921 at Clayton.  Mr. Cummings worked as a dairy farmer on Grindstone Island until his
retirement in 1958, when the couple moved to Clayton.

Ambrose DANO

1  CMNT 1910 Census Says He Was Born In Eng. Can. & Imm. 1880

Obituary (from newspaper of 2 Sept. 1938):  Ambrose Dano, 77, farmer of Grindstone Island, died at 12:55 this morning in the Mercy Hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 9.  His death was caused by complications following an operation.

    He was born in Mannsville, Feb. 14, 1861, a son of James and Jane Shertliff Dano.  He resided in the vicinity of Mannsville until he married Miss Ordelia Graham on Dec. 28, 1887, in Lansdowne, Ont.  Following their marriage they moved to
Grindstone Island where they had since made their home.

    Surviving besides his wife are eleven children: Mrs. Floyd (Florence) Russell of Binghamton; Mrs. Walter (Myrtle) Mix of Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Gordon (Lillian) Saxon of Philadephia, Pa.; Mrs. Earl (Caroline) Archambeault and Mrs, Irving
(Jessie) Brooks, both of Rochester; Rawdon Dano, Mrs. Leon (Marjorie) Rusho, Melzer Dano, Mrs. Aaron (Mildred) Cummings, Leon J. Dano and Harold L. Dano, all of Clayton.

    The body was removed to the Cummings undertaking parlors at Clayton.

    Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 (E.S.T.) from his late home and at 2 (E.S.T.) from the Methodist Episcopal Church of Grindstone Island.  Rev. B.R. Gabriel will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Grindstone Island

    Bearers will be Harry Smiley of Copenhagen; David Atherton, E.C. Dodge, John Garnsey, William Johnson, and H.C. Russell, all of Grindstone Island.


Naturalization Record:  (#1515)   Ambrose Dano

     Owed Allegiance: Queen Victoria

      Arr. US before 18 yrs of age

     Naturalized: 20 Oct. 1892

Hazel May DANO

1  CMNT Never Married

Christopher RUSHO

Christopher emigrated in 1812 and at that time owed allegiance to Queen Victoria.  He was naturalized 20 Jan. 1869.

Alexander RUSHO Capt.

1  CMNT Ship: M F Merrick