Myrna Cunningham

24 February 1903–4 December 1989 (Age 86)
Olsburg, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

The Life of Myrna

When Myrna Cunningham was born on 24 February 1903, in Olsburg, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, her father, Bernard P Cunningham, was 43 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Sheahon, was 34. She married Orville Calnon Mccandless on 23 July 1932, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Walnut Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 December 1989, in Laramie, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Empire, Clear Creek, Colorado, United States.

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Orville Calnon Mccandless
Myrna Cunningham
Marriage: 23 July 1932

Spouse and Children

    Orville Calnon Mccandless



23 July 1932
Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 17

Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Myrena E Cunningham in household of Mary E Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrna Mccandless in household of Orville Mccandless, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrna E Cunningham in household of Mary E Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"

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