Maria Best Dawson

8 September 1904–4 September 1992 (Age 87)
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Maria Best

When Maria Best Dawson was born on 8 September 1904, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joshua Taylor Dawson, was 48 and her mother, Edith Joyner, was 28. She married James Christopher Cunningham on 29 March 1927, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Snow Hill, Greene, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Morrisville, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1992. She died on 4 September 1992, in Cary, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Deep Run, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Christopher Cunningham
1906–1973
Maria Best Dawson
1904–1992
Marriage: 29 March 1927
James Christopher Cunningham Jr.
1928–1997
Mary Edith Cunningham
1929–2014
William Southland Cunningham
1932–
Zodie Dawson Cunningham
1933–2016
Nancy Ann Cunningham
1935–2017
Richard Cunningham
1937–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 March 1927
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Taylor Dawson

    Male1856–1914Male

    Edith Joyner

    Female1876–1955Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 14

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1927

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria B Dawson in household of John T Dawson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mariah Dawson in household of Paraham Taylor, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maria B Cunningham in household of James C Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"

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