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Russell Cummings

(Pacific Grove, CA, 1909 - 1985, Pacific Grove, CA)
American, (N. Cal.; local)
Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 11, 1985 p4 Russell Howard Cummings of Pacific Grove, retired watchmaker and former operator of Cummings and Sons jewelry Store in Monterey, died Sunday at his home after a period of failing health. He was 76. Born July 10, 1909, in Pacific Grove, Mr. Cummings with his brother, Stanley, operated the jewelry store on Alvarado Street that was started by their great-grandfather. The business was started in Sacramento in 1850, later moved to San Francisco, and in 1904 it was brought to Monterey. In the 1950s, it was honored at the State Fair as one of the oldest business in California. Mr. Cummings also was known for his color photography and was nationally recognized in this field. A member of the Carmel Camera Club, his work, produced by the carbro process, was shown in one-man shows in New York, San Francisco and on the Peninsula. He is survived by his brother, Stanley, of Monterey. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Paul Mortuary Chapel. Cremation will be at the Little Chapel by-the-Sea with inurnment at El Carmelo Cemetery. Copyright (c) 2009 The Monterey County Herald


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