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Tag Archives: Ada Cummer

Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 7

Jun

17

In the early 1930s, the Cummer family reorganized the property in their compound. After the death of Ada Cummer in 1929, her three heirs—siblings Arthur, Waldo, and Mabel—decided to tear down their mother’s house and divide up the property among them, although Mabel Roe elected to live a few blocks away.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 2

Jan

21

The Cummers came from a long line of lumber barons, whose businesses stretched through Canada, Michigan, Virginia, and Florida. Wellington Willson Cummer (1846-1909) relocated the family from Morley, Michigan to Jacksonville, Florida and founded the Cummer Lumber Company in 1896.   They owned a modern sawmill and vast timber tracts in Baker, Alachua and Levy Counties, […]

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