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Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan

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  Ferris S. Fitch — of Bunker Hill, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Vermont. Stonemason; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County, 1853-56. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Charles Carroll Fitch; great-grandfather of Charles Fitch Cummins.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
  Charles Carroll Fitch (1842-1899) — also known as Charles C. Fitch — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Cuylerville, Livingston County, N.Y., July 19, 1842. Democrat. Abstractor; hardware business; president, Mason Water and Electric Light Company; Ingham County Register of Deeds, 1885-88; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1889-92. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died suddenly, of heart disease, June 28, 1899 (age 56 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Charles Carroll
  Relatives: Son of Ferris S. Fitch; married 1876 to Mary Kate Clark; father of Fannie E. Fitch (who married Alva Marvin Cummins); grandfather of Charles Fitch Cummins.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
  Alva Marvin Cummins (b. 1869) — also known as Alva M. Cummins — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Perry, Shiawassee County, Mich., February 24, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, 1897-98; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1910, 1912; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1911; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1926; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1934. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jeptha Cummins and Phoebe Heaton (Dickerson) Cummins; married 1892 to Jennie Osborne; married, February 22, 1900, to Fannie E. Fitch (daughter of Charles Carroll Fitch); father of Charles Fitch Cummins.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
  Charles Fitch Cummins — also known as Charles F. Cummins — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alva Marvin Cummins and Fannie (Fitch) Cummins; grandson of Charles Carroll Fitch; great-grandson of Ferris S. Fitch.
  Political family: Fitch-Cummins family of Michigan.
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