Mary Ann Williams

17 July 1830–9 May 1901 (Age 70)
Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Williams was born on 17 July 1830, in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Edward Williams, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Jenkins, was 29. She married Dr Charles Peter Cunningham on 12 June 1850, in Council Point, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. She died on 9 May 1901, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr Charles Peter Cunningham
Mary Ann Williams
Marriage: 12 June 1850
Eliza Jane Cunningham
Abigail Cunningham
John Daniel Cunningham
Olive May Cunningham
Martha Miranda Cunningham
Orsinio Cunningham
Ida M Cunningham
Margie A Cunningham
George Washington Cunningham
Lucy M Cunningham
Lincoln Cunningham
Elisha A Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1850Council Point, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 18
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 20
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Compiled by Louise M. Jones, 3rd g-gdaughter, Layton, Utah, Dec 2004; Revised Oct 2021. Excerpts from Daniel's Journal and letters have been included, sources are available upon request. …

    Sources (40)

    • Mary Williams in entry for Orisoni Cunningham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Williams in entry for John S Cunningham and Alvina Hoepner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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