Mary Cunningham

2 February 1872–June 1953 (Age 81)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Cunningham was born on 2 February 1872, in Missouri, United States. She had at least 1 son. She lived in Elma, Chehalis, Washington, United States in 1910. She died in June 1953, at the age of 81.

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World Events (3)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 17

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · African American Population in Roslyn

Age 18

In 1980, Roslyn was recognized on having the state's highest population of African Americans at 22%
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 32

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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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