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Cunningham, William Henry

Cunningham, William Henry

Male 1852 - 1943  (91 years)

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  • Name Cunningham, William Henry 
    Born 22 Mar 1852  Magnet,Perry County,Indiana,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1943  St. Louis,(City of St. Louis),Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Henry Cunningham Obit
    William Henry Cunningham Obit
    Willam Henry Cunningham Death Certificate
    Willam Henry Cunningham Death Certificate
    Buried 15 Dec 1943  Campbell,Dunklin County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • An excerpt from an email from Betty Cunningham after a conversation she had with Charles Paul Cunningham not long before he died:

      Name: William Henry Cunningham
      Born 1852 in Magnet Indiana Died 1943
      Son of James Cunningham and Jane Stiles (Styles) Cunningham
      His father was in the Union Army. Mother died when he was 4. He was a cooper by trade (made barrels) he also floated his wares (along with his brother) down the Mississippi to New Orleans
      The other information Charles read from a newspaper after Wm Henry died.
      Wm Henry was married three times, remarried after each wife died. His first wife was Susan Figgins , they had a son, John. She died shortly after they were married of typhoid fever.
      Then he married Marietta William Harp who had a daughter, Anne Everland. Together they had three children, Lara, Augustus (Gus) and Charles Henry.
      His third marriage was to Augusta McNeely. They met in Cape County, MO in a town called Fruitland.
      William married Augusta McNeely, daughter of George Wesley McNeely and Mary Mitchell, on 30 Sep 1900 in Cape Gir. County, MO. (Augusta McNeely was born on 16 Oct 1874 in Cape Gir. County, MO and died on 22 Dec 1963 in Chaffee, MO.)
      Together the had Ester, Paul and Miriam.
      William Henry was a circuit rider preacher (1884). He was ordained a Methodist Minister in 1886 in the St. Louis Conference. After retiring he still served as a supply preacher. He loved hunting, fishing and bird lore. He lived to be in his 90's and left a great heritage. In his old age he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
    • Per Charles Ray Cunningham: William Henry Cunningham – while young, was as wild as they came. Dead shot with a revolver. The following was dramatized on Death Valley Days. They show changed the settings to a gold mining town in California. Actually happened in a coal mining town in Illinois. Was diagnosed with tuberculosis and the doctor said there was nothing they could do for him. William prayed that if were healed he would spend the rest of his days serving the Lord. He held true to his word and becamea preacher.

      Death Valley Days Season 4 Episode 18 :: The Sinbuster mp3
      4.18 Death Valley Days: THE SINBUSTER [BH]
      McCann Erickson, Inc. prod. no. 371 (ODAT: 4May56; OREG: LP7070)
      Directed by Stuart McGowan/ Teleplay by Ruth Woodman
      Hosted by Stanley Andrews
      Guest Cast:
      Peter Thompson
      Lyn Thomas
      Don Kelly
      Synopsis:
      An itinerant preacher, arriving in the California town of Mojave,
      is given a hostile greeting by the miners and cowhands who live
      there. [BH]
    • Born March 22, 1852 in Perry Co (Magnet) Indiana.
      Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery (Gehrig Section) in Campbell, MO.
      Shows up in the 1860 Census for Perry Co., Indiana - Rono Post Office. Union Township.
      Shows up in the 1870 Census for Perry Co., Indiana - Rono Post Office.
      12/29/1871 - Conducted the funeral for Jacob Otto Fields at the Baptist church, two miles south of Rome, Illinois, by Rev. W H Cunningham, Pastor of th M. E. Church, South.
      Married Sept. 16, 1874 to Susan R. Figgins.
      Married May 6, 1877 to Marietta Williams Harp.
      Shows up in the 1880 Census for Noble (Richland Co.) Illinois. Occupation - Laborer.
      Shows up in the 1900 Census for Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri.
      Sept. 20, 1900 Married Augusta McNeely
      01/18/1906 - Conducted the Golden--Morgan Marriage in Marble Hill, MO.
      07/05/1906 - Conducted the Benjamin Simpson and Miss Margaret Whybark marriage at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Hannah Whybark, at this place, Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Cunningham officiating. Mr. Simpson is a son of Rev. Joseph Simpson of Laflin, and is a worthy young man. His bride is a charming young lady. They were the recipients of many nice and useful presents.

      Shows up in the 1910 Census for Bertrand Village (Mississippi Co.) Missouri. Occupation - Minister.
      Shows up in the 1920 Census for Union Township (Dunklin Co.) Missouri. Occupation - Watchmaker. *
      Shows up in the 1930 Census for Union Township (Dunklin Co.) Missouri. Occupation - Methodist Minister.
      Died Dec. 13, 1943 in St. Louis, MO. 91 years, 8 months, 21 days.
      There was a death notice for William Henry Cunningham on 12/14/1943 (pg. 7B) and 12/15/1943 (4C).
    Person ID I17899289  robsgenealogy
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 

    Father Cunningham, James C.,   b. Abt 1829, ,Powell County,Kentucky,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Stiles, Sarah Jane,   b. Abt 1831, ,Powell County,Kentucky,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1856, ,Powell County,Kentucky,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Family ID F86652282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Figgins, Susan,   b. 1859,   d. 1875  (Age 16 years) 
    Children 
     1. Cunningham, John,   b. 1850, ,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F36596122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Williams, Marietta,   b. 03 Nov 1849, Marion,Williamson County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Cunningham, Charles Henry,   b. 15 Apr 1878, Magnet,Perry County,Indiana,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1946, Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Cunningham, Lora B,   b. Sep 1881, ,,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1956, Stonington,Christian County,Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Cunningham, Augustus "Gus",   b. 11 Feb 1886, ,,,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1933, Campbell,Dunklin County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F85902112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 McNeely, Augusta,   b. 16 Oct 1874, ,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1963, Cape Girardeau,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Cunningham, Mary Esther,   b. 29 Aug 1901, Chaffee,Scott County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1977, Chaffee,Scott County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Cunningham, William Paul,   b. 03 Apr 1904, ,,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1978, Dallas,Dallas County,Texas,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Cunningham, Mariam,   b. Abt 1906, Chaffee,Scott County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1920, Chaffee,Scott County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F18710792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1852 - Magnet,Perry County,Indiana,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1943 - St. Louis,(City of St. Louis),Missouri,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Dec 1943 - Campbell,Dunklin County,Missouri,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Henry Cunningham
    William Henry Cunningham
    Jamima Jane Stevenson McNeely Family Bible Deaths Page 2
    Jamima Jane Stevenson McNeely Family Bible Deaths Page 2
    William Henry Cunningham
    William Henry Cunningham
    William Henry, baby Charles and his father Augustus, and Paul Cunningham
    William Henry, baby Charles and his father Augustus, and Paul Cunningham
    1920 Campbell, Missouri