Dr. Ralph Percy Cummings was born in Demerara, British Guiana, South America (now known as Guyana) in 1882. He immigrated to Boston in 1907. He then made his way to Nashville, TN where he attended Meharry College in 1914. After graduating from medical school, he moved west to Arkansas in 1919 where he opened a practice and lived out the rest of his days as a well-respected physician and surgeon in Conway, AR.
Throughout his time in Conway, Dr. Cummings took an active role in community organizations with special interest in improving the health and educational advantages of African American children. Dr. Cummings continued to serve the Conway community until his death in 1945. Dr. Cummings is the 2X great grandfather of AAHGS member Phillip Cummings.
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