Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Cuthbert Cumming


Cumming, Cuthbert (1787-1870), fur-trader, was born in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1787, and entered the service of the North West Company as a clerk at Fort Dauphin in 1804. He was taken over as a clerk by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821; and in 1827 he was promoted to be a chief trader. From 1821 to 1828 he was employed mainly in the Swan River department; in 1828 he was moved to the Montreal department; and from 1831 to 1837 he was at the Mingan islands. From 1841 to 1843 he was at the Pic; and in 1843-4 he was at Fort Pelly, in the Swan river district. In 1844 he resigned, and settled at Colborne, Ontario. There he died in April, 1870, aged 83 years. In 1842 he married at the Pic, lake Superior, Jane, daughter of Thomas McMurray, and he was survived by his widow and three sons.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 156.


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