Douglas Henry Cunningham

Male28 May 1908–1951

Brief Life History of Douglas Henry

When Douglas Henry Cunningham was born on 28 May 1908, in Montreal, Montreal Urban Community, Quebec, Canada, his father, John Henry Cunningham, was 28 and his mother, Florence Ellen Biggs, was 28. He married Hazel V Low on 9 December 1932, in Division No. 6, Alberta, Canada. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1927 and lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died in 1951, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 43, and was buried in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Douglas Henry Cunningham
Hazel V Low
Marriage: 9 December 1932

Sources (7)

  • Douglas Cunningham in household of John H Cunningham, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Douglas Henry Cunningham - Government record: birth-name: Douglas Henry Cunningham
  • Douglas Henry Cunningham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1932Division No. 6, Alberta, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1910 · Glacier National Park Established

    Age 2

    Congress established Glacier National Park on May 11, 1910. The park is located in the northern part of Montana on the Canada- US border. It covers 1 million acres, has over a hundred lakes, over a thousand different plant species, and over a hundred animal species. Previously the area had been occupied by the Blackfoot and Flathead people.


    Age 12

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180, and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227, represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.

    Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.

    History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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