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Cummings, Benjamin Franklin


Age: 18, credited to Thetford, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 2/22/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 9/8/62; enl 12/19/63, m/i 12/26/63, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 5/24/65, tr to Co. C 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 10/17/1843, Thetford, VT
Death: 11/19/1928

Burial: Central Point Cemetery, Central Point, OR
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21666320


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/20/1907, CO; widow Jannette, 12/22/1896, MN (see below)
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Born Franklin Cummings, son of David (Thetford vital records)


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Central Point Cemetery, Central Point, OR

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This makes no sense. On 4/20/1907, Cummings applies for a pension from Colorado. He appears in the 1910 Census in Oelrichs, Fall River County, SD with his wife Jannette. He is listed in the 1920 Census of Eagle Point, Jackson County, OR; his wife is now Louise. A headstone application lists his date of death as Nov. 19, 1928. But his first known wife Janette applied for a widow's pension in 1892, and was apparently approved.