John Bradley Cumings - Titanic First Class Passenger
John Bradley Cumings, traveling in first class, was returning to his home in New York with his wife Florence Briggs Cumings. Returning home from a trip to Europe, they boarded Titanic at Cherbourg, France on 10th April 1912. They occupied cabin C85. He was employed as a stockbroker.
John Bradley Cumings, the son of John and Abba Cummings, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on 26th September 1872. He married his wife, Florence Thayer (born on 31st December 1876), in 1896. They had three sons: John Bradley Cumings Jr., born on 15th August 1897, Wells Bradley Cumings, born in around 1900, and Thayer Cumings, born on 16th March 1904.
John Bradley Cumings lost his life in the Titanic disaster on 15th April 1912. His body is not known to have been amongst those recovered from the sea. Florence Cumings was lowered away from Titanic at around 1,50am, and was rescued by the Carpathia.
There is a memorial to John Bradley Cumings at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The following is transcribed on the memorial:Sacred to the memory of br> John Bradley Cumings br> Born September 26, 1872 br> Lost at sea on S.S. Titanic br> April 15, 1912 br> "Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."