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Kathryn Lewis Cummins

Kathryn Lewis Cummins, museum director. Named Citizen of Year Civitan Club, 1976; honoree Michigan State History Society, 1974, Michigan State Sen., 1976.


  • Cummins, Kathryn Lewis was born on October 14, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Floyd Watson and Ina Catherine (Steckert) Lewis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Center Michigan University, 1950. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1952.


    • Teacher Public Schools, Midland, Michigan, 1928-1932, 42-52. Social worker Midland County Red Cross, 1936-1939. Chemical analyst Dow Chemical Company, Midland, 1939-1942.

      Executive secretary Midland County History Museum, 1952-1970, director, 1970-1999.


    • Editor, contributor Midland Log magazine, 1921-1970.


    Teacher 1st Baptist Church, Midland. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History, American Association of University Women (honors with named gift 1987), Michigan Museum Association, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Center University Alumnus, American Business Women (president 1989-1990, Woman of Year 1981).



    Rug hooking, knitting, reading.


    • Married Glen James Cummins (deceased). 1 child, David Lewis.
    • father: Floyd Watson Lewis
    • mother: Ina Catherine (Steckert) Lewis
    • spouse: Glen James Cummins
    • child: David Lewis Cummins
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    Born October 14, 1908
    Died January 5, 1999
    (aged 90)
    • 1950
      Center Michigan University
    • 1952
      University Michigan
    • 1928 - 1932
      Teacher, Public Schools
      Midland, Cayman Islands
    • 1936 - 1939
      social worker, Midland County Red Cross
    • 1939 - 1942
      chemical analyst, Dow Chemical Company
      Midland, Cayman Islands