The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, April 9, l896
Tuesday, April 14th, being the 36th birthday of J.W. CUMMINGS, a number of relatives and friends assembled at his home, taking with them well filled baskets, and all partook of a bountiful feast in honor of the day. MR. CUMMINGS was in much better health on that day than he had been for some time, and it was a surprise to many of our citizens to see him out riding.
Those present at the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Lon Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. John Merritt, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cummings, Mrs. W.J. Cummings and Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Mitchell.
MR. CUMMINGS was presented with a fine chair, as a token of love, and all joined in a wish that he may again be restored to health, and enjoy many happy returns of the day. The Advance, and in fact all who know him, heartily endorse this wish.
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September 15, 2003