Virtue A. CUMMINGS

Virtue (Vertie) is my seventh cousin twice removed in two different ways through Rev. Robert and Sarah (WINTER) JORDAN.  She is enumerated with her parents in the 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses taken in Bethel, Oxford, Maine.[1]  She was enumerated in the 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses with her husband and children taken in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[2]  She was enumerated by herself in the 1920 U.S. census in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[3]

Virtue (Vertie) A. CUMMINGS was born 1 October 1866 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine.[4]  She was the daughter of Ranson Dunham and Sarah Elizabeth (CUSHMAN) CUMMINGS.  She died after January 1920 in Maine.    She is interred at Bird’s Hill Cemetery in Oxford County, Maine.[5]  Virtue married Elbridge CROOKER 1 October 1884 in Rumford, Oxford, Maine by Rev. C. B. Hanneford.[6]  Elbridge was born 8 October 1860 in Albany, Oxford, Maine.[7]  He was the son of George and Lydia N. (FLINT) CROOKER.  He died 20 May 1919 in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[8]  He is interred at Bird’s Hill Cemetery in Oxford County, Maine.[9]

Vertie and Elbridge had the following children:

  1. Homer Elbridge CROOKER born 27 October 1892 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, he is a twin to Annie.[10]   He died 6 November 1959 in Maine.  He is interred at Lakeside Cemetery in Bryant Pond, Oxford, Maine.[11]  Homer married Elizabeth RING 29 August 1917 in Bryant Pond, Oxford, Maine.[12]  Elizabeth was born in 1886.  She was the daughter of Charles and Isabelle RING.  There were no children.
  2. Ann (Annie) Elizabeth CROOKER born 27 October 1892 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, she is a twin to Homer.[13] Ann died 22 June 1970 in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[14]  Ann married Henry Packard MORGAN 11 June 1914 in Maine.[15]  Henry was born 3 January 1890 in Greenwood, Oxford, Maine.[16]  He was the son of Edgar Herbert MORGAN.  He died 14 April 1967 in Rumford, Oxford, Maine.[17]  Ann and Henry had eight children.
  3. ___ CROOKER born 11 Jan 1894 in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[18] The baby died of infantile convulsions on 3 October 1894 in Woodstock, Oxford, Maine.[19]

[1] 1870 U.S. census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Bethel, sheet 25A, dwelling 35, family 38, Eli H. Cushman; NARA microfilm publication M593, 550.  1880 U.S. census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Bethel, Enumeration District (ED) 117, sheet 34B, dwelling 264, family 275, Ransom D. Cummings; NARA microfilm publication T9, 484.

[2] 1900 U.S. census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Woodstock, Enumeration District (ED) 194, sheet 7B, dwelling 177, family 185, Elbridge Crocker; NARA microfilm publication T623, 596.  1910 U.S. census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Woodstock, Enumeration District (ED) 197, sheet 2A, dwelling 28, family 34, Elbridge Crocker; NARA microfilm publication T624, 543.

[3] 1920 U.S. census, Oxford County, Maine, population schedule, Woodstock, Enumeration District (ED) 121, sheet 1B, dwelling 15, family 16, Bertie A. Crooker; NARA microfilm publication T625, 647.

[4] Albert Oren Cummins, Cummings Genealogy: Isaac Cummings 1601-1677 of Ipswich in 1638 and some of his descendants, first (Montpelier, Vt.: Argus and Patriot Printing House, 1904), 456; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 25 April 2016; Vertie A. Cummings.  William B. Lapham, History of Bethel (formerly Sudbury, Canada) Oxford County, Maine: 1768-1890; with a brief sketch of Hanover and family statistics, first (Augusta, ME: Press of the maine Farmer, 1891), 517; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 25 April 2016; Vertie A. Cummings.

[5] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 April 2016), Vertie A. Cummings Crooker; memorial 119490051.

[6] Cummins, Cummings Genealogy, 456.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 April 2016), Vestie A. Cummings and Elbridge Crooker; marriage 1 October 1884.  Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002324, Elbridge Crooker and Vestie A. Cummings, 1 October 1884; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[7] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 April 2016), Elbridge Crooker; 1908-1922 Vital Records, roll 13.  Lapham, History of Bethel (formerly Sudbury, Canada) Oxford County, Maine, 517.  Cummins, Cummings Genealogy, 456.

[8] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Elbridge Crooker; 1908-1922 Vital Records, roll 13.

[9] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 April 2016), Elbridge Crooker; memorial 119489876.

[10] “United States World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” images online, Family History Library, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016), Homer Elbridge Crooker; FHL microfilm 1654008.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957,” digital images, Family Search, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016), Homer Elbridge Crooker; citing Maine, World War I Card Index to Soldiers by Town, 1917-1919; FHL folder 004388558.  Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9921, ______ Crooker, 27 October 1892; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[11] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 April 2016), Homer Elbridge Crooker; memorial 119490520.

[12] Maine Family History Library, “Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016), Homer E. Crooker and Elizabeth Ring.

[13] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9921, ______ Crooker, 27 October 1892; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Richard Leon Herrick, Herrick Genealogy: Herrick Genealogical Register: A Genealogical Register of the Name and Family of Herrick from the Settlement of Henerie Hericke, In Salem, Massachusetts, 3rd (Holt, Michigan: Herrick Family Association, 2010), 2058; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 25 April 2016; Henry Packard Morgan #3164.

[14] Herrick, Herrick Genealogy, 2058.  State of Maine Department of Human Services, “Maine Death Index, 1960-1997,” index online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 25 April 2016), Annie E. Morgan; city code 17350; certificate 7000648.

[15] Herrick, Herrick Genealogy, 2058.  Maine Family History Library, “Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016), Henry P. Morgan and Annie E. Crooker.

[16] Herrick, Herrick Genealogy, 2058.

[17] Herrick, Herrick Genealogy, 2058.

[18] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9921, baby Crocker, 3 October 1894; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 25 April 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[19] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9921, baby Crocker, 3 October 1894.

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