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Memorable Manitobans: Earl Ira Cummings (c1896-1960)

Optometrist.

Born at Norwood, Ontario, he moved to Winnipeg in 1920 where he worked in the optical department of the Hudson’s Bay Company for 25 years, rising to the position of manager. He served as President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. During World War One, he served as a flying officer in the Royal Flying Corps.

He died at his home at 433 Waverley Street, Winnipeg on 22 July 1960 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 July 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 46]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2011

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