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Cummins, Roscoe D.
Roscoe D. Cummins, D. D. S., began the practice of dentistry in Lansing in April, 1920, after a long and brave World war service with the armed forces of the United States, at home and abroad. He fought valiantly on the battle fronts of France, was seriously wounded and was discharged with honor. Although but thirty-two years of age, Dr. Cummins has an unusually creditable record and one that has endeared his to an ever enlarging circle of friends. Dr. Roscoe D. Cummins was born in Hillsdale county, Michigan, in 1892. The Doctor is a son of A. I. and Mary (Davis) Cummins, both of whom were born at McComb, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cummins were the parents of five children: Daisy, Guy, Helen, Roscoe D., and a daughter who is deceased. Roscoe D. Cummins married Mildred Burlingame in 1917, and to the union one child came, Charles Roscoe, who was born in June 1920. Dr. Cummins was graduated in the Hillsdale county high school in 1911. He entered the University of Michigan the next year and in this great institution he was graduated in 1915, with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. For eight months he practiced and in 1917 he enlisted in the United States army. Dr. Cummins was commissioned a first lieutenant of the dental corps and served at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas. In February, 1918, he was sent overseas, with the 119th Field Artillery. He landed at Liverpool, moving south to Southampton thence crossing the English Channel to Havre, France. Dr. Cummins engaged in active service with the First American Field Artillery in the Toul sector, the Alsace sector and in the memorable Chateau Thierry drive. On the Vesle front he was severely wounded on August 5, 1918, and was sent to a hospital, where he spent six months. Thence he was invalided home, aboard the steamship Terrialba, landing in the United States in 1919 and receiving his discharge, February I6, 1919. In April, 1920, Dr. Cummins began the practice of his chosen profession in Lansing. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Blue Lodge No. 32, the Elks, the Presbyterian church, and the Sixth District, State and National Dental societies.