Minerva Jane Cunningham

23 October 1853–1 September 1928 (Age 74)
Middle Island, Pleasants, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Minerva Jane

When Minerva Jane Cunningham was born on 23 October 1853, in Middle Island, Pleasants, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Eli Cunningham, was 27 and her mother, Mary Mariah Barker Cunningham, was 23. She married William Marshall Higgins on 4 January 1872, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 1 September 1928, in Lafayette Twp, Lafayette Twp, Pleasants, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Marys, Pleasants, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Marshall Higgins
1851–1933
Minerva Jane Cunningham
1853–1928
Marriage: 4 January 1872
Jacob Earl Higgins
1873–1933
William Thomas Higgins
1874–1929
Simpson L. Jackson Higgins
1876–1947
Asimiel J Huggins
1877–
Elizabeth Jane Higgins
1878–1918
Rosa Ella Higgins
1879–1912
Alice Higgins
1880–
Mary Huggins
1880–
Albert Lawrence Higgins
1881–1964
Minerva Higgins
1881–
John B. Higgins
1883–
Grover Cleveland Higgins
1884–1951
Joseph Higgins
1885–
Clarence Sardis Higgins
1887–1949
G L Higgins
1887–
James Thurmon Higgins
1889–1965
S T Higgins
1890–
Charles H Higgins
1893–1959
Rosa Higgins
1893–
Silas Allen Higgins
1895–1954

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1872Ritchie, West Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (20)

    +15 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 8
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    1863
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Cunigan
    Conahan
    Conaghan
    Cuningham
    Cummingham
    Cunnigham

    Sources (31)

    • Minerva J Higgins in household of Wm Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Minerva Cunningham in entry for Samuel L. Higgins and Myrtle Huggans, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Minerva Cunningham in entry for Simpson L Higgins, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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