Thursday, January 17, 2013

Graduation Photograph of C. Stanley Cummings; taken by a Waterville, Maine studio

Graduation photograph of a young man identified by a card tucked inside as C. Stanley Cummings.  The photograph was taken by the Preble studio of Waterville, Maine.

I found two different men named Stanley C. Cummings in online records for the Waterville, Maine, area, but one of them, thankfully, has a birth record that calls him Charles Stanley Cummings, born in 1909.  

The other Stanley C. Cummings was born about 1926, so he wouldn't graduate until the 1940s, and I feel the photograph is more likely to be from an earlier era.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome!]

Charles Stanley Cummings was born 14 June 1909 at Oakland, Maine, son of Charles Clayton Cummings and Georgia A. (Nelson) Cummings, who were born at Oakland, Maine, and Canaan, Maine, respectively.

Charles Stanley Cummings' paternal grandparents were Charles Dana Cummings and Mary J. (Gleason) Cummings.  His maternal grandparents were A. J. [possibly Andrew Jackson] Nelson and Esther (Corson) Nelson.

Charles Stanley Cummings placed his autograph in an autograph register of the Class of 1927 at Milton LaForest High School at Oakland, Maine.

Whether Charles Stanley Cummings ever married or not, I don't know.  As late as the 1940 Census, he was living alone at Oakland, apparently in the house in which he was born, and working as an electrician.

If you have corrections to the information above, or if you feel that the fellow in the photograph is not Charles Stanley Cummings, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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