Vernal Joseph Cunningham

16 September 1916–14 February 1990 (Age 73)
Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Vernal Joseph

When Vernal Joseph Cunningham was born on 16 September 1916, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Vernal Jetson Cunningham, was 19 and his mother, Delpha Bess Hendricks, was 20. He married Ruby Handy on 6 October 1936, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sugar City Election Precinct, Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 14 February 1990, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernal Joseph Cunningham
1916–1990
Ruby Handy
1918–2008
Marriage: 6 October 1936
Sandra Cunningham
1938–2019
Stephen Cunningham
1941–2020
Stephen Joe Cunningham
1942–2020
Stephen Joe Cunningham
1942–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1936
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
children

(4)

    Sandra Cunningham

    Female1938–2019Female

    Stephen Cunningham

    Male1941–2020Male

    Stephen Joe Cunningham

    Male1942–2020Male

    Stephen Joe Cunningham

    Male1942–2020Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Utah Packing Company becomes largest in the west

Age 1

"Organized by a group of men in 1901, the Ogden Packing Company expanded consistently until it encompassed 6 acres for its main facility. It became the largest meat packing plant west of the Missouri River and had a daily capacity of over 3,000 animals. Their slogan in Utah was ""Raise a Pig"" so that local farmers and their sons would help in the business. After World War I most plants were forced to cut back on production because demand was dropping. It did bounce back and is still an important component in Utah's economy."
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Vernal Joseph Cunningham in household of Vernal Jetson Cunningham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vernal Cunningham in household of Vernal Jetson Cunningham, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vernal Joseph Cunningham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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