Margaret Cunningham

18 April 1845–15 June 1921 (Age 76)
Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Cunningham was born on 18 April 1845, in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Cunningham, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Agnes Nicholson, was 37. She married John Nathaniel Binnall on 29 April 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1920, at the age of 74, her occupation is listed as age 73, widow, daughters kathryn 43, emma 41. also, sil james h worton 44 wid., gson muriel amos, gdaus mildred 15, margaret 9. living in own home at west 8th park. in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. She died on 15 June 1921, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nathaniel Binnall
Margaret Cunningham
Marriage: 29 April 1863
Mary Ellen Binnall
John Binnall
Elizabeth Binnall
Thomas M Binnall
Sarah Ann Binnall
Agnes Binnall
Kathryn Binnall
Emma Margaret Binnall
James William Binnall
Frederick Clifford Binnall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Harrison, Iowa, United States
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham 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.Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

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    Death of a Real Pioneer (Women Who Helped Develop Western Iowa)

    Margaret Cunningham was born April 15, 1846, in the village of Dysart, Fifeshire, Scotland. When but a child of eight years she left her native land and came with her parents to America. It being in t …

    Sources (40)

    • Margaret Cunningham in entry for Frederick Clifford Binnall, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Margret Bumall in household of John N Bumall, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Margaret Cunningham in entry for John Binnall, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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