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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Family Time Line

John T. Cunningham
1868–1938
Esther E. Sawyer
1876–1945
Bertha B. Cunningham
1897–1970
Roy R. Cunningham
1898–2008
Floyd Cunningham
1902–1984
Margaret Cunningham
1904–
Robert G. Cunningham
1907–1970
Thomas P. Cunningham
1909–1975

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1897–1970Female

    Male1898–2008Male

    Floyd Cunningham

    Male1902–1984Male

    Margaret Cunningham

    Female1904–Female

    Robert G. Cunningham

    Male1907–1970Male

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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.
1917

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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