James Earl Cunningham

16 November 1896–12 October 1964 (Age 67)
Van Buren, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Earl

When James Earl Cunningham was born on 16 November 1896, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, his father, Richard Edward Cunningham, was 24 and his mother, H Sidney Smith, was 25. He lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 October 1964, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States.

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James Earl Cunningham
Mable Irene Rountree

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    Richard Edward Cunningham


    H Sidney Smith




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 8

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • James E Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Cunningham in household of Ed Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Cunningham in household of Edward Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"

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