Dicy Lavina Cunnyngham

22 February 1869–1 January 1954 (Age 84)
Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dicy Lavina

When Dicy Lavina Cunnyngham was born on 22 February 1869, in Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States, her father, James H W Cunnyngham, was 25 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ruyle, was 24. She married Oscar C. Jackson on 22 February 1892, in Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Looney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 1 January 1954, in Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Morrisville Cemetery, Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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Oscar C. Jackson
Dicy Lavina Cunnyngham
Marriage: 22 February 1892
Fern Winona Jackson

Spouse and Children

22 February 1892
Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James H W Cunnyngham


    Mary Elizabeth Ruyle




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district 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.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

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

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  • Dicy L Cunnyngham in household of J H Cunnyngham, "United States Census, 1880"

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