Death certificates, Lizzie Garrison Cummings, daughter of Zachariah M. “Cain” Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison, 1874-1947, and Thomas Jefferson Cummings, 1866-1941

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Elnora Garrison was born in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas. She married Thomas Jefferson Cummings 1 March 1894. She died in Oklahoma City; however, her usual residence was Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.Scan 2.jpeg

Thomas Jefferson Cummings, son of John M. Cummings and Sallie Ann Strailer Cummings, was born in Weston, West Virginia. He died in Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma. He and Lizzie Garrison Cummings are buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, OK.

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Zachariah Milton Garrison, pension document for Civil War service, Co. I, 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Union, 1898

Zachariah Milton Garrison, son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Milly” “Millie” Logan Garrison, was named for his grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison. Zachariah M. Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock in 1859 in Bates County, Missouri. He mustered in to Co. I, 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, U.S. (Union), in 1862 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. His regiment saw hard fighting, including the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign; then was a part of Sherman’s March to the Sea; finishing up with the Carolina campaign and the Battle of Bentonsville. He mustered out in 1865 as a sergeant.

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Marriage license: Lizzie Garrison and T.J. Cummings, Greenwood County, Kansas, 1894

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Elnora Garrison and her twin sister, Elissa “Liza J.” Esadora Garrison, were born 2 May 1873 or 1874 (conflicting sources) in Butler County, Kansas, daughters of Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison. Zachariah M. Garrison was the son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Millie” or “Milly” Logan Garrison. Millie Logan Garrison was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan.

Lizzie Garrison married Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Cummings, son of John M. Cummings and Sallie Ann Strailer Cummings, 1 March 1894 in Greenwood County, Kansas. He was born 16 June 1866 in Weston, West Virginia. T.J. Cummings died in 1941 and Lizzie died in 1947. They are buried at Dewey Cemetery, Washington County, Oklahoma.

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