George Lawrence Cunningham

Male3 July 1910–5 August 2004

Brief Life History of George Lawrence

When George Lawrence Cunningham was born on 3 July 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Cunningham, was 31 and his mother, Katherine Elizabeth Sweetman, was 29. He married Anne Caralina Fuhrman on 29 September 1934, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 5 August 2004, in Lombard, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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George Lawrence Cunningham
Anne Caralina Fuhrman
Marriage: 29 September 1934
Patricia E Cunningham

Sources (6)

  • George Cunningham in household of George Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Laurence Cunningham, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • George L Cunningham, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1934Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 2

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

    Age 9

    During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 25

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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