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Marjorie Whited Cummins

Marjorie Whited Cummins, American writer. Certified music supervisor. Grantee California Council for Humanities 1983, Kings County Cultural Arts Council, Cultural Council for Humanities, Kings County History Society. Participant California Indian Conferences, 1985, 86, 87. Member American Association of University Women (Hanford-Lemoore branch award), California Retired Teachers Association, Burris Park County Museum (advisory committee member).

Background

  • Cummins, Marjorie Whited was born on November 3, 1906 in Ashland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Harry Lincoln and Bertha Ellen (Colton) Whited.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Music, Pomona College, 1927.

    Career

    • Music teacher Shasta County Schools, Fall River Mills, California, 1928-1930, Fresno (California) County Schools, 1930-1932. Elementary music supervisor Mill Valley (California) Elementary Schools, 1932-1938. County music supervisor Kings County, Hanford, California, 1938-1942.

    Major achievements

    • Certified music supervisor.

    Works

    • Author: The Tachi-Yokuts Indians of the San Joaquin Valley, Their Lives, Songs, and Stories, 1978, How Coyote Stole the Sun, 1992.

    Membership

    Participant California Indian Conferences, 1985, 86, 87. Member American Association of University Women (Hanford-Lemoore branch award), California Retired Teachers Association, Burris Park County Museum (advisory committee member).

    Connections

    • Married John Ferdinand Cummins, January 24, 1942 (deceased 1962). Children: Michael Roderick and Robert Craig.
    • father: Harry Lincoln Whited
    • mother: Bertha Ellen (Colton) Whited
    • spouse: John Ferdinand Cummins
    • child: Michael Roderick and Robert Craig Cummins
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    Born November 3, 1906
    Nationality
    • 1927
      Pomona College
    • 1928 - 1930
      Music teacher, Shasta County Schools
      Fall River Mills, California, United States
    • 1930 - 1932
      Music teacher, Shasta County Schools
    • 1932 - 1938
      elementary music supervisor Mill Valley (California) Elementary Schools
    • 1938 - 1942
      county music supervisor Kings County
      Hanford, California, United States