James Gilbert Cunningham

10 April 1891–16 June 1973 (Age 82)
Lead Hill, Boone, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Gilbert

When James Gilbert Cunningham was born on 10 April 1891, in Lead Hill, Boone, Arkansas, United States, his father, Shadrach Meshack Cunningham, was 48 and his mother, Marguerite Jane Puryear, was 28. He married Mamie Lee Thather on 3 January 1923, in Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Sugar Loaf Township, Boone, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 16 June 1973, in Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States.

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James Gilbert Cunningham
Mamie Lee Thather
Marriage: 3 January 1923

Spouse and Children

3 January 1923
Wellston, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Shadrach Meshack Cunningham


    Marguerite Jane Puryear




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 13

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (2)

  • James G Cunningham in household of Shadrick M Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Cunningham in household of Shadrick Cunningham, "United States Census, 1920"

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