Marshall Ross Cumming
Marshall Ross Cumming was born in Lower Caledonia, Guysborough County, on Oct. 7, 1897, and was the son of John Alexander Cumming and Isabell Barclay MacQuarrie. Marshall was a brakeman on Canadian government railways and, at 20 years of age, he enlisted at Aldershot, N.S., on May 28, 1918, to participate in the First World War. He served in Bramshott, England, with the 17th reserve battalion until May 1919 and then served in France with the Canadian war graves detachment until July 9, 1919. After the war, Marshall worked in lumber camps in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He later worked at the Halifax shipyards as an iron worker. In 1934, he married Catherine Cantelo of P.E.I. and they had one child, Gloria Anne Cumming. He was 79 years of age when he died at his home in Bible Hill in 1976.