Bertha B. Cunningham

1897–23 November 1970 (Age 73)
Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bertha B.

When Bertha B. Cunningham was born in 1897, in Nantahala, Swain, North Carolina, United States, her father, John T. Cunningham, was 29 and her mother, Esther E. Sawyer, was 21. She lived in Nantahala Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 23 November 1970, in Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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John T. Cunningham
Esther E. Sawyer
Bertha B. Cunningham
Roy R. Cunningham
Floyd Cunningham
Margaret Cunningham
Robert G. Cunningham
Thomas P. Cunningham

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    Floyd Cunningham


    Margaret Cunningham


    Robert G. Cunningham


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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 0

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Bertha B Cunningham in household of John T Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Cunningham in household of John T Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertha Cuningham in household of John T Cuningham, "United States Census, 1920"

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