Lura Cunningham

15 January 1905–28 July 1981 (Age 76)
Cutler, Democrat Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lura

When Lura Cunningham was born on 15 January 1905, in Cutler, Democrat Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, her father, William Henry Cunningham, was 47 and her mother, Mary Jane Peterson, was 45. She married Cyril Franklin Lucas on 14 June 1924, in Delphi, Carroll, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Democrat Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 28 July 1981, in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rossville, Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyril Franklin Lucas
Lura Cunningham
Marriage: 14 June 1924
Rosemary Lucas
Robert Owen Lucas
Rodger Lucas
Ralph Lucas
Lois Jean Lucas
Calvin Lucas
Carol Sue Lucas

Spouse and Children

14 June 1924
Delphi, Carroll, Indiana, United States


    Rosemary Lucas


    Robert Owen Lucas


    Rodger Lucas




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Cunningham


    Mary Jane Peterson




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 22

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

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 (3)

  • Lena Lucas in household of Cyril F Lucas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lura Lucas in household of Cyril Lucas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Cunningham in household of William Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"

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