Bernard H. S. Cunningham

12 June 1907–1 August 1954 (Age 47)
Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Bernard H. S.

When Bernard H. S. Cunningham was born on 12 June 1907, in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, his father, Corum Cunningham, was 36 and his mother, Levisa Ira Cole, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Anne Chilton Walker. He lived in Beaver Pond Magisterial District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 August 1954, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 47.

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Bernard H. S. Cunningham
Anne Chilton Walker
Irene Cunningham

Spouse and Children



    Irene Cunningham


Parents and Siblings

    Corum Cunningham





    Violet Mae Cunningham



    Edna Mildred Cunningham



    Iva Cunningham


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 13

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Bernard Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernard S Cunningham in household of Coran Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bernard H Cunningham in household of Loe H Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"

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