Irene Freeman

25 July 1909–11 June 1981 (Age 71)
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Irene

When Irene Freeman was born on 25 July 1909, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, her father, William James Freeman, was 33 and her mother, Polly Sophronia Ward, was 22. She married James Franklin Cunningham on 26 September 1931, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Civil District 5, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 11, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 11 June 1981, in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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James Franklin Cunningham
Irene Freeman
Marriage: 26 September 1931
James Donald Cunningham
Kenneth Stone Cunningham

Spouse and Children

26 September 1931
Madison, Alabama, United States


    James Donald Cunningham


    Kenneth Stone Cunningham


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Cunningham in household of James Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene Freemon in household of Polly W Freemon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Freeman in household of William J Freeman, "United States Census, 1920"

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