Maurice Peter Cunningham

29 June 1889–
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Maurice Peter

When Maurice Peter Cunningham was born on 29 June 1889, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Peter J. Cunningham, was 33 and his mother, Mary A. Powers, was 27. He had at least 1 son with Ellen M. Coffey.

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Maurice Peter Cunningham
Ellen M. Coffey
James F. Cunningham

Spouse and Children



    James F. Cunningham


Parents and Siblings

    Peter J. Cunningham


    Mary A. Powers




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 31

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Maurice P Cunningham in household of Mary Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maurice Cunningham in household of Peter Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maurice P Cunningham in household of Peter Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"

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