Frank and Nettie celebrated their 60th anniversary in conjunction with another couple they knew at the Roscoe Methodist Church. Approximately 250 persons were at the church to fete the couples. There were brief talks, numerous congratulations, and each couple received a gift – an expression of genuine friendliness and regard – to four persons who served their community and church long and well.
As published in The Beloit Daily News, Monday, March 21, 1938:
Roscoe Couple Observes 60th Anniversary
A host of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cummings at Roscoe yesterday. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Cummings are Roscoe’s oldest couple. They are pioneers of the community and their years of wedded life eclipse those of any other couple in the village. There was a dinner at the Cummings home, and their sons, Roy and Leon and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Carry Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Will Trimmer, of Rockton, Mrs. L. M. Rhodes, Beloit, and Mrs. Ida Steward of Roscoe, all relatives, were present.
Mr. Cummings is 83 years old. He was born in Oneida county, New York, and he came to Roscoe with his parents when he was three months old. The family returned to New York and again moved to Roscoe when he was six years old. He has retired now but he was a farmer, stock and implement dealer before he discontinued his business career.
Reception at Church
Mrs. Cummings was born in Canada near Niagara Falls. She came to Roscoe with her parents when she was eight years old and has been a resident of the community for 72 years. Absent from the event yesterday was a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Yoakam and her children who live at Pasadena, Calif. They were home last year.