In memoriam Henry Harrison Cumings
Oil City, Pa., The Derrick publishing company
Captain Henry Harrison Cumings (R48) Warren, 1899-1906
Captain Henry Harrison Cumings, born Monmouth, Illinois, December 1, 1840, son of Charles and Emily (Amsden) Cumings; attended Oberlin (Ohio) College, graduated, honors in absentia, cut college career short to enlist, captain, Civil War (1862-1865); engaged, pursued oil (Day & Company) lumber businesses, farming, manufacturing, and banking (president, Tidioute Savings Bank, director, Warren Trust Company); served, local Councilman, Burgess, member (and later president) Board of School Directors (34 years); married, Charlotte Jane (Sink) Cumings, 1867; together nine children, three died in infancy; Harriet Emily Ellis, Charles Andrew, Henry Harrison, Jr., Sarah Charlotte Cumings, Ralph Hunter, Laura Frances White, Infant Daughter Cumings, Benjamin Rue and Abigail Lynch (Cumings) Haines; died, quietly in his lounge chair, June 30, 1913, Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, Interment: Tidioute Cemetery Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania. (i)
Enlisted, 105th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 20, 1862, Cleveland. Reassigned, 14th Army Corps, January 1863; in 1864, promoted, Captain of Company A, later transferring to Company K. During the war, 105th Regiment saw action in the battles of Perryville, Kentucky (1862); Milton, Tennessee (1863); Hoover's Gap, Tennessee (1863); Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1863); Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (1863); Missionary Ridge, Tennessee (1863); Atlanta, Georgia (1864), participated in General Sherman's March to the Sea. He mustered out, June 31, 1865, Washington, D.C.
Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1888, Auditorium Building, Chicago, Illinois, June 19–25.
Commander, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic, 1895-1896
Elected Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 48th district 1899-1900, 1901-1902, 1903-1904 and 1905-1906 term.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1900) Miller, Biographical Sketches of Senators, pg. 1159.