me Medford was seeking a school master for the high school, and he was one of a score of applicants for the position.
He was the choice of the committee; assumed his duties in 1846, and henceforth we find him closely identified with Medford in all her interests,— educational, religious, social and political.
It must have been while he was teaching in Abington that he became acquainted with the young lady who a few years afterward became his wife.
April 4, 1848, he was married to Elizabeth Lavinia Dyer, who was born in South Abington (now Whitman) August 16, 1817, and died in Medford, February 3, 1899.
They had one son, George Dyer, now City Auditor of Medford.
Mrs. Cummings was a direct descendant from Peregrine White, born on the Mayflower on its passage to America.
She was a very estimable and talented lady, the author of many beautiful poems, which seemed to flow as easily from her mind as the ink from her pen. One of these, He doeth all things well was set to music and be