Cumpston Research

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Edward Cumpston IV
Cope's father:

NAPLES, Fla. -- Edward Henry Cumpston IV, 86, died Aug. 29, 2007, at Bentley Village in Naples. He was born June 14, 1921, in Rochester, N.Y., son of Dorothy Copenhaver Cumpston and Edward Henry Cumpston III. His sister, Julia Ramsay Lawless, lives in Rochester, N.Y. He lived in Old Bennington, Vt., for many years before moving the Naples.

He attended Harley School, Cornell University and received a bachelors in engineering from MIT in 1946. He served in the U.S. Fifth Army in Europe in World War II.

He married Catherine Hume Maguire Aug. 4, 1944, in Cambridge, Mass. He worked as an inventor, and acquired numerous patents, mostly in the paper pulp refining industry. As a teenager he designed the first ubiquitous golf bag caddy. Early in his career, working for Kodak in Rochester, he invented the film advance mechanism for the first point and shoot Kodak instamatic camera.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Naples; three children, Mary Hume Cumpston, Edward Henry Cumpston V and Copenhaver Cumpston; and six grandchildren, five in Israel and one in Illinois.

A memorial service will be held in Cambridge, MA in the spring. Published in Bennington Banner on October 20, 2007

'43—Edward H. Cumpston of Naples, FL, August 29, 2007; inventor, paper pulp refining industry; veteran. Delta Upsilon. Cornell University Alumni

Catherine Hume Cumpston (Cope's mother)

CUMPSTON, Catherine Hume "Cappy" Died on January 27 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, Illinois.

She was born Catherine Hume Maguire on November 23, 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Mary Hume and John MacArthur Maguire. Her sister Nancy Hoffman lives in Lutz, Florida. She attended Shady Hill School and Concord Academy, and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1946.

She married Edward Henry Cumpston IV (Harry) on August 4, 1944, and had three children, Mary, Hank, and Cope. Two are living: Mary (Tsipora Bar Rashi) in Israel and Cope (married to Walter Matherly) in Urbana, Illinois. Her husband Harry died in 2006. She has six grandchildren (five in Israel, Sarah Matherly in Urbana, Illinois) and four great grandchildren in Israel. Cappy worked as Development Director of Bennington College, and as a fundraising consultant for Arthur Raybin Associates. She served on the board of directors of the Bennington Museum, and was active in the Garden Club of America. She was a talented singer, and was soloist in a number of church choirs. She enjoyed tennis, skiing, dancing and entertaining. She and her husband Harry lived in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont, and retired to Naples, Florida. Contact through Cope Cumpston, 217-714-2389, [email protected]

Hank , Cope's brother's obituary is on my website

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