John Carey Cummins
"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
JOHN CAREY CUMMINS, cashier of the First National Exchange Bank, at Sidney, O., a leading citizen and lifelong resident, was born here December 20, 1859, and is a son of John E. and Harriet K. (Carey) Cummins.
John E. Cummins was born at Mifflintown, Pa., a son of Joseph Cummins, a merchant and miller, whom he accompanied to Shelby county, O., in 1834. He died at Sidney in 1875, when aged forty-four years. He married Harriet K. Carey, a daughter of John W. Carey, and her death occurred in 1876, when she was aged forty-three years. Three sons survived them, namely: Joseph Knox, at one time auditor of Shelby county, who resides at Washington, D. C.; John Carey, subject of this sketch, and Frank C., who is a resident of Chicago, Ill.
John Carey Cummins was educated at Sidney, being graduated from the high school in 1875. During the greater part of his life he has been identified with the banking business, beginning in 1876 with the old First National Bank of Sidney. For a short time he was connected with the Big Four Railroad and then for twenty-five years was with the Citizens National Bank. Since November 1, 1906, he has been cashier of the First National Exchange Bank, his bank record covering a space of thirty-four years.
In 1881 Mr. Cummins was married to Miss Jennie A. Taylor, a daughter of O. J. Taylor, of Sidney, and they have three children: Harriet K., Taylor and Robert. Taylor Cummins is engaged in the practice of law. He was educated in the public schools, the Ohio State University and Miami University and afterward read law in the office of J. D. Barnes, at Sidney. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1909. Mr. Cummins was reared in the Presbyterian church. In politics he is a democrat and at times has served in the town council, being always a strong advocate of progress and reform. As a citizen he stands high, enjoying the confidence and respect of all with whom
he has relations.