Thomas Ewing Cunningham

5 February 1889–6 September 1963 (Age 74)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Ewing

Thomas Ewing Cunningham was born on 5 February 1889, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Violet Lindsay Hutchison on 29 June 1918, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 6 September 1963, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Thomas Ewing Cunningham
1889–1963
Violet Lindsay Hutchison
1888–1974
Marriage: 29 June 1918
Margaret Andrews Cunningham
1919–1989

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 June 1918
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Margaret Andrews Cunningham

    Female1919–1989Female

World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 1

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1908

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 24

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

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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