Mr. Cummings lived a short life in New York. He was born in 1834 and died in 1879. Here is his story:
This article was followed by another article the following day:
I was amazed at the lengths that the writers of these articles went to put the life and death of poor Mr. Cummings in the best possible light!
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY, Tuesday August 19, 1879.
The New York Times, New York, NY, Wednesday August 20, 1879.