I. Franklin Cummings was born on 30 Jun 1897 in Brownsville, Texas. [PA][C1900
does not give the day or town] He was living on 27 Aug 1934.
Franklin was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry, discharged on 12 Dec 1918. [CBIC] In June 1919 Franklin was a student, apparently at the University of California, Berkeley, but permanently residing in Washington, DC. He applied for a passport so that he could work for his uncle Charles Ernest Cummings in Mexico City. [PA] In 1930 Franklin was a teacher at a public high school in Alameda, Alameda, California. [C1930]
Franklin was 5'9" with brown hair and hazel eyes. [PA]
Franklin of Brownsville arrived in New York on the Ancon from Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama on 13 Jul 1913 and on 9 Apr 1914. [NYPL] Franklin of Alameda arrived in New York on the Santa Elisa from San Francisco on 7 Jul 1933. [NYPL] He arrived in New York on the Gripsholm from Gothenburg, Sweden on 27 Aug 1934. [NYPL]
Franklin wrote books of humorous verse:
Cummings, Franklin, Johnnie's Letters Home: The Record of a College Freshman, Berkeley, CA, Lederer, Street & Zeus Co., 1918.
Cummings, Franklin, Johnnie's War Diary: Being the Adventures of a Cavalry Trooper, Berkeley, CA, Lederer, Street & Zeus Co., 1918.
Source: Ancestry.com. California, Biographical Index Cards, 1781-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
|CBIC||Ancestry.com, California, Biographical Index Cards, 1781-1990, online database, Provo, UT, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.|
|NYPL||Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online database, Provo, UT, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.|
|PA||Ancestry.com, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Provo, UT, The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.|
|C1900||Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, DC, NARA, 1900.|
|C1930||Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Washington, DC, NARA, 1930.|