THE LEADING CITIZENS OF MADISON COUNTY

CONTENTS
Preface
Names Index
Portrait Index


  ELBRIDGE E. CUMMINGS, a worthy representative of the farming and stock-raising industries of Stockbridge, Madison County, is prosperously engaged in his chosen occupation on his homestead in District No. 3 of that town. He is a native of this town, where he was born in April, 1839, a son of Nichols and Amelia Cummings. For biography of parents and grandparents, see sketch of Lincoln L. Cummings, which appears on another page of this "Review."
  The subject of this brief memoir was educated in the district and high schools of his native town, and, being brought up on a farm, became familiar in early life' with the labor attendant upon an agricultural career. Having been most successful in his early undertakings, in 1885 he was enabled to buy the old home farm where he now resides and carries on a good business as a stock-grower and general farmer. He pays special attention to the culture of hops, that being a very profitable crop to raise, returning sure dividends. He is a man of excellent reputation, his sterling integrity fully entitling him to the position which he holds in the estimation of the community. He is a single man; and besides himself his household consists of his brother, Henry N., who was born in Augusta, Oneida County, November 19, 1827, and his sister, Electa A., who was born in Stock bridge, March 8, 1835. None of them is married; but, living together in a cheerful home endeared by the recollections of childhood, they enjoy all the comforts of domesticity, and cordially reciprocate the hospitality of friends and neighbors. They have one brother, Cyrus Cummings, who served in the late Civil War. He enlisted September 1, 1861, in Company G, Second Illinois Light Artillery, under command of Captain Stahlbind, and participated in the battles of Coffeyville and Vicksburg, besides taking an active part in many skirmishes. He was honorably discharged October 4, 1864, at Springfield, Ill. In politics Mr. Elbridge E. Cummings is a firm believer in the principles of the Republican party, supporting them by all the means in his power.

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