Bill CUMMING (1908-1973)

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William John CUMMING, 1934, age 25

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Spouse: Anna MACLEOD, 1934, age 23

William John CUMMING1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 (known as 'Bill'), son of William CUMMING (1877-1953) and Margaret FRASER (1879?-1943), was born on 30 July 1908 in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland.1,2,4,9 He emigrated from Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland to Quebec, Canada on 14 April 1928 on board the Melita of the Canadian Pacific Line. He gave his occupation as printer. On 9 April 1931 he returned to Greenock, Scotland from St John, New Brunswick, on board the 'Duchess of Atholl' of the Canadian Pacific Line, intending to return to Canada after a brief stay. He gave his occupation as linotype operator. However, his parents prevailed upon him to remain at home. He was brought up at Nairn. He married Anna MACLEOD on 28 July 1934 in Chelsea, London, England.3 They settled at London after their marriage. He died on 24 August 1973 in Sidcup, Bexley, Kent, England.9 He was buried on 31 August 1973 in Sidcup, Bexley, Kent, England.10

 

Anna MACLEOD3,6,11,12,13 was the daughter of Donald MACLEOD (1879-1955) and Mary MURRAY (1879-1966).

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1BMDCertificate: Birth, 1908, Cumming WJ.
Text From Source: 30 Jul 1908, 4.45am. William John Cumming was born at 1 Caledonian Road, Nairn to parents William Cumming (lorryman) & Margaret Fraser (who were married 5 Jun 1903 in Nairn). Informant: William Cumming (father)
2Census: Cumming W, 1911, Nairn.
Text From Source: 4 Wilson Street, Nairn
William Cumming, head, 32, mar, carter - coal merchant, Petty, Inverness
Margaret Cumming, wife, 30, mar, married 7 years, 3 children - 2 still living, Macduff, Banffshire
Margaret Cumming, daur, 4, Nairn, Nairnshire
William John Cumming, son, 2, Nairn, Nairnshire
3BMDCertificate: Marriage, 1934, Cumming & Macleod.
Text From Source: 28 Jul 1934. William John Cumming (25, bachelor, linotype operator, resident at 16 Oriental Street, Poplar) married Annie Macleod (23, spinster, resident at 157 Ashley Gardens, SW1). Fathers: William Cumming (general labourer) & Donald Macleod (fisherman). Place of marriage: St Columba's Church, Pond Street, Chelsea. Minister: JR Gillan. Witnesses: William Chisholm, Mary Macleod.
4Census: Cumming WJ, 1939, Bexley.
Text From Source: 41 Lancelot Road, Bexley, Kent
William J Cumming, born 30 Jul 1908, married, printing - linotype operator
5BMDCertificate: Marriage, 1940, Bristow Stagg & Macleod.
Text From Source: 5 Oct 1940. William Henry Bristow-Stagg (31, bachelor, examiner naval ordnance, resident at 4 Normanhurst Avenue, Bexleyheath) married Dolina Macleod (21, spinster, civil servant (clerical), resident at 41 Lancelot Rd, Welling) by licence. Father of groom: John Bristow-Stagg (carter, deceased). Father of bride: Donald Macleod (crofter). Place of marriage: Methodist Church, Bellegrove Rd., Bexley, Welling according to the rites and ceremonies of the Methodists. Authorised person: Eric G Frost. Witnesses: RJ Graham & WJ Cumming
6BMDCertificate: Birth, 1942, Cumming NH.
Text From Source: 30 Jun 1942. Norman Hugh son of William John Cumming (linotype operator of 41 Lancelot Road, Welling) and Anna Macleod was born at Maternity Home, Ravinnock (?) Road. Informant: A Cumming, mother.
7BMDCertificate: Death, 1955, Tuach M.
Text From Source: 1am, 8 Apr 1955. Margaret Tuach (48, widow of William Nicol Tuach, army pensioner) died at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Usual residence: Newton Cottage, Nairn. Parents: William Cumming (carter, deceased) and Margaret Fraser (deceased). Cause of death: bilateral broncho pneumonia 1 month; pleurisy, myocardial degeneration. Informant: William J Cumming, brother, 10 Westmoreland Avenue, Welling, Kent.
8BMDCertificate: Marriage, 1973, Cumming & Waite.
Text From Source: 16 Jun 1973. Norman Hugh Cumming (30, bachelor, chartered accountant, 96 Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent) married Sheila Elizabeth Waite (22, spinster, state registered nurse, nurses home at St Bartholomew's Hospital EC1) at Westminster Chapel, City of Westminster by certificate according to the rites and ceremonies of the Congregationalists. Fathers: William John Cumming (linotype operator) & Ivan Hugh Waite (minister of religion). Witnesses: WJ Cumming, JA Warly(?)
9BMDCertificate: Death, 1973, Cumming WJ.
Text From Source: 24 Aug 1973. William John Cumming died at 96 Hurst Road, Sidcup. Born 30 Jul 1908, Nairn, Scotland. Occupation: linotype operator (retired), Usual address: 96 Hurst Road, Sidcup. Cause of death: Carcinomatosis, Carcinoma of the rectum. Informant: Norman Hugh Cumming, son, 96 Hurst Road, Sidcup.
10Memorial Inscription: Cumming WJ.
Text From Source: In loving memory of William John Cumming husband of Anna and father of Margaret, Norman and Iain who went to be with the Lord on 24th August 1973 aged 65. 'The precious dust beneath that lies shall at the voice of Jesus rise to meet the bridegroom in the skies, there, there, we'll meet again'.
11BMDCertificate: Birth, 1911, Macleod A.
Text From Source: 4am, 11 Jun 1911. Anne Macleod was born at 25 Swordale. Parents: Donald Macleod (fisherman) & Mary Murray who married 10 Jan 1907 at Stornoway. Informant: William Macleod, uncle, 25 Swordale
12BMDCertificate: Death, 2010, Cumming A.
Text From Source: 30 Jun 2010, 1745 hours. Anna (formerly Anne) Cumming (born 11 Jun 1911) died at 9 Nithsdale Place, Dumfries, DG1 3HT. [Extracted from a Register of Deaths]
13Memorial Inscription: Macleod A.
Text From Source: In loving memory of Anna Macleod who went home on 30 Jun 2010 aged 99 years. Beloved wife of William John Cumming. Dear mother of Margaret, Norman and Iain. Treasured granny and great granny. Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live".