1891-1971

May 17, 1891, Poughkeepsie, New York.

August 30, 1971, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Cummins attended the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC, and the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She married Alexander G. Cummins, rector of Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. An active writer, she served as the associate editor (1926-46) and publisher (1946-47) of The Chronicle, and was also associated with The Living Church (1926-29), and the Poughkeepsie Evening Star (1940-43).

In the civic arena, Cummins served with the Poughkeepsie War Council, the Diocesan Board of Religious Education, the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ, the Visiting Nurses Association, the Young Women’s Christian Association, the Poughkeepsie City Library, and the Vassar Brothers Hospital. She became the first woman police commissioner in New York state, and was both police and fire commissioner in Poughkeepsie, and served on the police advisory board for the New York State Safety Division.

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