Joseph Lyle Cunningham

1 April 1909–15 December 1989 (Age 80)
Afton, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Lyle

When Joseph Lyle Cunningham was born on 1 April 1909, in Afton, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James Lester Cunningham, was 41 and his mother, Charlotte Emiline Johnson, was 24. He married Goldie May Lile on 16 January 1928, in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1989, at the age of 80.

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Joseph Lyle Cunningham
Goldie May Lile
Marriage: 16 January 1928
Joseph Lyle Cunningham Jr
Joan Louise Cunningham
Diana Lee Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1928Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City
    Age 1
    The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 
    Age 22
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    1 Scottish: habitational name from a district 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.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Lyles Cunningham in household of J L Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Joseph L Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Lyle Cunningham, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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