David Melbin Cunningham

31 August 1929–14 September 1953 (Age 24)
Massillon, Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life of David Melbin

When David Melbin Cunningham was born on 31 August 1929, in Massillon, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, Raymond C Cunningham, was 24 and his mother, Marcia Willmot, was 25. He died on 14 September 1953, in Massillon, Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Massillon, Stark, Ohio, United States.

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Raymond C Cunningham
Marcia Willmot
David Melbin Cunningham

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 8

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • David Cunningham in household of Raymond Cunningham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David M Cunningham in household of Raymond C Cunningham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David Melbin Cunningham, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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