Helen Ivy Cunningham

14 January 1927–29 August 1997 (Age 70)
Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

The Life of Helen Ivy

When Helen Ivy Cunningham was born on 14 January 1927, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, her father, James Franklin Cunningham, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Mahala Ball, was 17. She lived in West Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 August 1997, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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1925–
Helen Ivy Cunningham
1927–1997

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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  • Helen Cunningham in household of James F Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Cunningham in household of James Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Cunningham in household of James Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"

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