Mar­shall Ross Cum­ming

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

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.

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