Mary A. Cunningham

Brief Life History of Mary A.

When Mary A. Cunningham was born on 17 January 1900, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, her father, Duncan Callum Cunningham, was 55 and her mother, Dora Whiteman, was 27. She married William E. Block on 8 November 1920, in Thompson, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Walle, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 4 February 1986, in Mayville, Traill, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William E. Block
1893–1970
Mary A. Cunningham
1900–1986
Marriage: 8 November 1920
William Edward Block Jr.
1922–1994

Sources (4)

  • Mary A Block in household of William E Block, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Cunningham en tant qu’entrée de William E Block, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Mary A Cunningham in household of Duncan Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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