Lewis R. Cunningham

12 December 1869–24 April 1901 (Age 31)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Lewis R.

When Lewis R. Cunningham was born on 12 December 1869, in Missouri, United States, his father, Leonard Robey Cunningham, was 38 and his mother, Effa Linda Collins, was 22. He lived in Cream Ridge, Livingston, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Davis Township, Caldwell, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 24 April 1901, at the age of 31, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer, Caldwell, Missouri, United States.

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Leonard Robey Cunningham
Effa Linda Collins
Lewis R. Cunningham
Myrtle Cunningham
Pearl Cunningham

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Lewis Cunningham in household of Archibald Cunningham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Cunningham in household of Leonard Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lewis R Cuningham in household of L R Cuningham, "United States Census, 1880"

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