Cumins and Landgraff Obituaries  
Landgraff and Cum(m)ins Obituaries


Baptismal Certificate
Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, Cleveland, N.Y.
The Records of the Church certify, under date of Dec. 12, 1895, of the Baptism of Irene E. Cumins, born Nov. 3, 1895 of Wm. H. Cumins and Catherine A. McNulty. Place of Birth Cleveland, N.Y. Said Record is signed by Rev. J. B. Mertens, birth sponsors, Louis Leonard and Mary Scullin.
Rev. John J. Butler
Date June 4, 1942

Obituary for Mrs. Irene E. CUMINS CURRY
Ill for only a week, Mrs. Irene Curry, sixty-one of 941 Buffalo rd. died early Tuesday in the Erie Osteopathic hospital.

Native of Cleveland, where she was born Nov. 3, 1895, Mrs. Curry was the daughter of the late William H. and Catherine A. McNulty Cumins. She married Clair C. Curry in July of 1912 and spent the greater part of her life in Erie.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kathryn, four sons, Clair J., William H. and John A. Curry; and Donald E. Curry; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Francis V. Kloecker funeral home, 25th and Sassafras, and attend prayer services there at 8:15 a.m. Friday. Requiem Mass will follow at 9 a.m. in St. James church and interment in Calvary cemetery.

Death Notice:
Irene Cumins, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1956, beloved wife of Clair C. Curry; residence, 942 Buffalo Rd.; mother of Kathryn, Clair J., William H., John A. and Donald E. Curry. Visiting hours from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, 25th and Sassafras Streets. Prayer services will be held there Friday morning at 8:15. Requiem Mass at St. James Church at 9:00 o'clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary for Mrs. Victoria LANDGRAFF CUMMINS
Cummins, Mrs. Victoria. Death removed this old resident early Monday morning, February 9, 1891, at the age 73 years. She had been quite feeble since last winter, and within the past few weeks it was evident the end was near.

Deceased was born in Germany, and when but a few months old came with her parents to this country. From Vernon, Oneida county, they came to this village in the year 1840. Her father, Anthony Landgraff, built and operated the first glass works in this locality. In 1842 she was married to Chas. Cummins, one of the first settlers in this vicinity. She was the mother of several children, though but one son, with her husband survives her.

Deceased was a woman widely known, and but few in this community will be as much missed as Mrs. Cummins.

Funeral services were held Thursday from her late residence, Rev. D. W. Aylsworth officiating, after which interment was made in Lakewood cemetery.

Obituary for Mrs. Catherine Anna McNULTY CUMINS
Erie [Pennsylvania] Daily Times October 1, 1927:
Funeral services for Catherine Anna Cumins, wife of William H. Cumins, whose death occurred Friday morning, will be held at 8 p. m. Friday in the family residence, 962 W. 25th st.

The remains will be shipped to Cleveland, O., [sic]* Saturday morning for further services and interment.

Surviving Mrs. Cumins besides her husband, are five daughters, Mrs. John Corkins; Mrs. J. C. Cumins, [sic]** Mrs. Claire Curry, and Miss Margaret Cumins, and a son, William H. Cumins, Jr.  Seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

* - Should be Cleveland, New York, not Ohio
** - Should be Cummings, not Cumins

Obituary for Mrs. Agnes CUMINS CUMMINGS
Mrs. Agnes V Cummings, 352 W. 25th st. [Erie, Pennsylvania] widow of John Cummings, died late Friday in St. Vincent's hospital after two weeks illness.

She was a member of the Married Ladies Sodality of Sacred Heart Parish and the Sacred Heart Ushers auxiliary. She was a past officer of both societies and a charter member of the Ushers auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald Magay; three grandchildren, Barbara Jean Magay and Mary Ellen and John Cummings; two sisters, Miss Margaret Cumins and Mrs. Clair Curry.

Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker funeral home, 25th and Sassafras sts. Services will be held there at 8:30 a. m. Monday followed by a requiem high mass at 9 a. m. in St. Joseph's church.

Members of the Married Ladies Sodality and Sacred Heart Ushers auxiliary will meet at the funeral home for prayers at 7:30 p. m.; Sunday. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.1, 7 Aug 1949 (Erie Daily Times)

Obituary for Miss Margaret L. CUMINS
Miss Margaret, suddenly, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1955; residence, 352 West 25th St.; sister of Mrs. Clair Curry, Erie. Visiting hours from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, 25th and Sassafras Streets. Prayer services will be held there Friday morning at 8:30. Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9:00 o'clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Rosary Society will meet at the Kloecker Funeral Home Thursday evening at 8:00 o'clock. Access to visitors parking area from 25th Street.1

Obituary for Charles LANDGRAFF
Landgraff Charles-On Saturday morning April 25, 1903, occurred the death of Charles Landgraff, aged 81 years. Mr. Landgraff, who was a former Cleveland resident and practically all his life identified with the glass industry, had been suffering for some time with a cancer and for a few months past had been in St. Joseph's hospital in Syracuse. Mr. Landgraff was one of the best glass blowers in the business but of late his health had been poor. He left Cleveland about 7 years ago and went to Wilcox, Pa., which has since been his home although he had frequently been in Cleveland. Three sons survive him, Harmon C., Seymour and Frank. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Cleveland. Rev. H. D. Holmes officiating. Burial was made in the Cleveland cemetery. He was born at Jackson, N. Y., at which town, and later at Vernon, Oneida county, his youth was spent, coming to Cleveland in 1841. Here his father, Anthony Landgraff and his elder brother, and his brother-in-law, George Cowarden, built and operated for upwards of 20 years the first window glass factory in Cleveland. This was the old Cleveland Glass Works, and occupied the site of the present American Glass Co.'s tank. He was a member of his father's firm for several years. Here he learned the trade of glass blowing, and followed it nearly all his life. In 1869 he engaged with the Syracuse Glass Co. and removed to that City which became his home for the next 30 years. In 1897 he returned to Cleveland.

Obituary for Mrs. Margaret L. LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Mrs. Margaret - We lost another of our old and worthy residents in the death of Margaret Landgraff, which occurred at noon on Sunday last, October 14, 1888, at the age of 71 years 6 months and eight days. Death was caused from paralysis of the stomach. She had suffered from three strokes of paralysis, the first occurring in April 1887, the last attack being severE, since which time she steadily failed.

Deceased was born at Port Elizabeth, N. J., March 29, 1817, when in her twenty third year she was married, at Vernon, Madison county, June 11th, 1840, to Francis Landgraff, and the same year, almost 50 years ago, they moved to this village to take up life's cares and duties. Her husband soon became interested, with relatives, in operating the first glass factory in these parts. Mr. Landgraff departed this life twenty one years ago.

Seven children were the result of this union-5 daughters and 2 sons-all but whom one daughter are living. "There is no doubt mother is in heaven."

Funeral services Were largely attended Wednesday at her late residence, Rev. D. W. Aylesworth officiating. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.

Obituary for Miss Katherine “Kate” LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Katherine, died at an early hour Thursday morning, April 4, 1907, at her home in Center street. She has been a life long resident of Cleveland. Besides her brother, Harmon C., with whom she lived, she leaves a brother, J. F. Landgraff of Constantia, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Nichols of Ohio and Mrs. Josephine Caswell of Brockport. funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Briggs, burial being made Cleveland village cemetery.1

Obituary for Harmon C. LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Harmon C. died February 23, 1913. Born in the village of Cleveland in 1846, son of Francis and Margaret Landgraff and practically spent his life in the residence on Center street in which he was born. His grandfather, Anthony Landgraff, associated with three sons, one of whom was Francis Landgraff, built and operated the first window glass factory in Cleveland, this was also the first on the north shore of Oneida Lake. Born of a family of glassworkers, he early learned the business, taking up the line of a cutter; tiring of this, he took up the study of law, for a time pursuing his studies while working in the factory. Later he entered the Albany, N.Y., law school, taking a full course; he graduated with honors in much less than the prescribed time. During the time he was in school, he spent his vacations in the law office of the late Wm. Sanders, who at that time resided in Syracuse.

Mr. Landgraff was admitted to the bar in 1877, and entering into a co-partnership with James Gallagher, they opened a law office in the village. Some two years later he went to Oneida and became associated with Attorney James L. Bennett. He remained in Oneida only about a year, when, with Mr. Bennett he went to New York opening an office in that city. After spending two years in New York, with great success, he returned to Cleveland. He was dignified, refined and interesting. He has for some years been an enthusiastic member of Cleveland Lodge No. 613, F. and M. The remains, accompanied by the only surviving member of his family, Mrs. Josephine Caswell, and her family, arrived in Cleveland, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and were taken to the M. E. church from which, at one o'clock that afternoon, funeral services wee held. Burial in the family plot in the village cemetery.

Mr. Landgraff published a book of interest a few years ago about the history of Oneida Lake.

Obituary for John Francis LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, John Francis, a well known, well liked and well esteemed resident of this town, died suddenly of heart disease, in the railroad station at Constantia, on Saturday morning, January 11, 1913. He was born on the 19th day of March 1854, at Cleveland, where he spent most of his life. Was a glass cutter by trade and followed that occupation for many years at the old Cleveland Glass works. He was married on August 6, 1890 to Miss Lillian F. Prentiss of Constantia. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, Constantia, on Wednesday of this week, Rev. F. C. Schorge, officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in Cleveland village cemetery.1

Obituary for Miss Rosaline LANDGRAFF
Death Notice - Lakeside Press:

Landgraff, Rosaline E., daughter of Francis & Margaret Landgraff, departed this life on Sunday March 13, 1892, at 4 a.m. Deceased was born in this village May 5, 1856. At the age of 6 years she was afflicted with scarlet fever, in recovering from which she became almost completely deaf. With other trials she was constitutionally delicate from pulmonary trouble, and these combined to retire her wholly within the home circle, where she was ever a quiet, gentle, patient companion, whose love is felt by every one who knew her.

Obituary for Mrs. Lillian F. PRENTICE LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Mrs. John. Burial of Mrs. Lillian Landgraff, 80, widow of John Landgraff, was made in the village cemetery Thursday afternoon of this week. She passed away Monday [April 15, 1939] at the home of her sister, Emma. Several years ago Mrs. Landgraff, who formerly was Lillian Prentice of Constantia, was one of the faculty of Cleveland Union School and was later married to John Landgraff of this village.

Obituary for Mrs. Alice HOUSE LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Mrs. H. A. departed this life last Sunday, March 20, 1898, aged 47 years. She had been ill for 9 months, and though nothing was spared in the efforts to stay the disease that was bringing her life to a close, it was all unavailing. Twenty-eight years ago, as Alice House, she became the bride of Harmon A. Landgraff, and for a number of years they made their home in this village, and their union was an exceptionally happy one. After a resident of several years in Syracuse, they returned here last summer, when her husband took charge of the window glass tank. In the death of gentle and worthy companion Mr. Landgraff sustains a severe loss that is felt by the whole community. Funeral services were held here Wednesday, and the remains were taken to Syracuse the following day for interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Obituary for H. Seymour LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, H. S. 70, 1864-1934, of Central Square, died late Saturday night at his home there, having been in failing health for sometime. He was born in Cleveland and most of his life was spent there. He was a window glass blower in Cleveland and also worked in Pennsylvania. Interment will be made in Lakewood cemetery, Cleveland.

Obituary for Mrs. Helen LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Helen. Wife of H. S. Landgraff, died in 1936. She was born in 1871. She died at the home of her daughter, Jessie. She was born in Fulton, July 10, 1871. Most of her life was spent in Cleveland. Surviving, one daughter, one son, Robert Landgraff of Cleveland, N.Y. Burial at Cleveland.

Obituary for Miss Effie LANDGRAFF
Landgraff, Effie, About half-past nine o'clock last evening July 23, 1874, a sad and fatal accident occurred to Effie Landgraff, 191 East Railroad street, Syracuse. Miss L. is nineteen years; she had been playing on the piano at her father's residence, and had just finished. In closing the cover of the instrument it came in contact with a lamp held by a lad named John Moran. The lamp was knocked to the floor; the kerosene running out and igniting, setting fire to Miss Landgraff's dress. Instantly the lower part of her garments were in flames. She ran into the street and to the residence of Mrs. Moran, corner  of Irving street, several houses distant. Reaching this point she was a mass of flames from her waist down. Persons present at once tore the burning garments away and carried her back home. Dr. Hubbell was called, and Drs. Mercer and George came to his assistance. Miss L. was found most severely injured. The skin came off her legs and a portion of her body. Everything was possible done to mitigate her sufferings.

Mr. Landgraff is an employee in the glass factory, and was absent, with his wife, at Dugway, on the Northern road. A telegram was sent and the family were expected last night. Syracuse Standard later report states that the young lady was taken more worse in the morning, and died at nine o'clock. She had a great desire to see her parents, and every effort was made to have them reach the city in time to see her before she died, but they did not arrive until 11 o'clock, when their grief was almost overwhelming. The afflicted family were residents of Cleveland a year or so ago, and have several relatives here at present. The unfortunate young lady is highly spoken of by our people and general sorrow is manifested at this frightful event. (Lakeside Press)

Obituary for Mrs. Mary E. SCULLIN CUMINS
Cumins, Mary E. Wife of William H. Cumins, died on last Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 1904 after a very brief illness with neuralgia of the heart. Deceased was born at North Bay, N.Y., on the 4th day of January, 1868. She taught school near her home for a few years, and then learned telegraphy, at which occupation she became very proficient, and found employment with the N.Y.O.& W. Railroad, with whom she remained many years, the last nine as night operator at the station in this village. On October 30th, 1901, she was married to Wm. H. Cumins, and beside him, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Scullin and John and Anna Scullin, brother and sister, all of North Bay. Her funeral was held at the Catholic church at North Bay this (Friday) morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Bernard Goosens, of Oneida, officiating.

These obituaries and the baptism record, were generously contributed by Gaylene Banister, who says her husband obtained most of these obits for his Landgraff and Cum(m)ins family,  from Joni Hinds, Cleveland village historian. Gaylene Banister at:

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