Sarah "Sallie" Cunningham

24 September 1899–20 October 1969 (Age 70)
Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah "Sallie"

When Sarah "Sallie" Cunningham was born on 24 September 1899, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles Cameron Cunningham, was 32 and her mother, Margaret A Stalcup, was 32. She married Howard Leon Valentine on 5 December 1925, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Franklin Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 20 October 1969, in Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States.

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Howard Leon Valentine
Sarah "Sallie" Cunningham
Marriage: 5 December 1925
Howard Leon Valentine, Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1925Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
    Age 1
    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 19
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham 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.Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Sarah Cumingham in entry for Howard Leon Valentine, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
    • Sallie C Valentine in household of Howard L Valentine, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Sarah Cunningham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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