Abbie Mitchell

October 1873–1948 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Abbie

When Abbie Mitchell was born in October 1873, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Mitchell, was 38 and her mother, Fanny Daniels, was 22. She married Levi Garver Cunningham on 30 July 1895, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States. She lived in Butler, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died in 1948, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States.

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Levi Garver Cunningham
Abbie Mitchell
Marriage: 30 July 1895

Spouse and Children

30 July 1895
Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Mitchell


    Fanny Daniels




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 20

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abbie Cunningham in household of Levi G Cunningham, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Abbie Cunningham in household of Eliga Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Abbie Cunningham in household of Levi G Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"

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