Ellen Blanche Cunningham

Female7 November 1896–25 December 1984

Brief Life History of Ellen Blanche

When Ellen Blanche Cunningham was born on 7 November 1896, in Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, her father, Perry A Cunningham, was 34 and her mother, Victoria Virginia Blankenship, was 41. She married Willis Harrison Monk in 1912, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Barkers Ridge District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Amigo, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 25 December 1984, in Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Herndon, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Harrison Monk
1891–1958
Ellen Blanche Cunningham
1896–1984
Marriage: 1912
Garnet Monk
1914–1994
Garland “Booge” Monk
1916–2000
Paul Monk
1920–

Sources (6)

  • Ellen B Monk in household of Willis H Monk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche Cunningham, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Ellen Cunningham, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1912Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    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.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 4

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 23

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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.

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