Dorothy Cassil
born: 09 September 1902
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 19 April 1983
Shasta County, California,
United States of America
(age 80)
American actress.  Her father was Roy Lowe Whitney (1875-1937 ), a traveling accounting inspector for a railroad (b.Chicago); and her mother was Ruth Slatterly Myers (1883-1951) of Carthage, MO.  They married there in Jan 1902 and divorced in 1903.  In March 1909, she married Rodney Pickett Cassil (1853-1916) also from Carthage, in St.Louis, MO. (he was age 56 and she was 25.)

The City Directories and Voter Lists (CA 1911,1912,1913) say Rodney owned a parking garage in Los Angeles and was an "investor".  In 1920, his widow (Dorothy's mother), was living was living in Monrovia (L.A. County) as a "proprietor--motion picture" (industry) on her own account and "mtn pic mgr" in the Voter List. Daughter, Dorothy, was age 17 and living with her Myers grandparents in Los Angeles proper.  In July 1923, she married Dr.Fremont Alister Cummins (1893-1947), a physician in Beverly Hills until his death.  They had a daughter, Sue in 1930.
Real name: Dorothy Louise Whitney Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


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Young woman on street

Acknowledgements: CA Death Index DOROTHY LOUISE CUMMINS. Rodney Cassil obit/marriage. 1910 Census. Rodney's misquoted correct age is 56. 1920 Census Dorothy's widowed Mom in Monrovia, CA. 1920 Census Dorothy & Grandparents in Los Angeles. 1923 Dorothy's Marriage to Dr.Cummins 1930 Census Dorothy L. "Cummina"
James Richard Flack Family Tree by Colleen Wethington at
Jim Jarvis (help and research)

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