Elizabeth Cunningham

29 October 1894–1974 (Age 79)
Dublin, Ireland

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cunningham was born on 29 October 1894, in Dublin, Ireland, her father, Thomas Cunningham, was 25 and her mother, Mary Bridget Fagan, was 23. She had at least 1 son with Ralph James. She lived in Street, County Longford, Ireland in 1911. She died in 1974, at the age of 80.

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Ralph James
Elizabeth Cunningham
Thomas G James

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    Thomas G James


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World Events (6)


Age 25

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 26

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 43

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

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)

  • Lilly Cunningham in household of Thomas Cunningham, "Ireland Census, 1911"
  • Cunningham in entry for Thomas G James, "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"

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