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May Dukenfield Cunningham
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Birth: May, 1892
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1962
Penns Grove
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

Wife of James Simon Cunningham. Daughter of James L and Kate (Felton) Dukenfield and sister of W.C. Fields. May was a performing artist in New York stage ballets, where she met her husband.
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OBITUARY printed in the Salem Sunbeam, Salem, New Jersey, Tuesday, April 10, 1962

MRS. JAMES S. CUNNINGHAM
Private services for Mrs. May Cunningham, 69, of 58 Delaware Avenue, Penns Grove, were held yesterday from the Ashcraft Funeral Home in Penns Grove. The Rev. Albert Lang officiated, and burial was in Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown.

Mrs. Cunningham died Friday after a long illness. Born in Philadelphia, she is survived by her husband, James S.; brothers, Leroy Dukenfield, Philadelphia, and Walter Dukenfield, Chiselhurst, N.J., and a sister, Mrs. Adell Smith, Oaklyn. The late well-known movie actor, W. C. Fields, was a brother also.
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CONTRIBUTOR'S NOTE: In the will of W.C.Fields, he left his sister Elsie May Cunningham, the amount of $500. Perhaps Elsie May was her birth name.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Dukenfield (1840 - 1913)
  Kate Felton Dukenfield (1854 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  James Simon Cunningham (1893 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946)*
  Walter Felton Fields/Dukenfield (1882 - 1967)*
  May Dukenfield Cunningham (1892 - 1962)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lawnside Cemetery
Woodstown
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Laura Phillips
Originally Created by: Evening Breeze
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38486620
May <i>Dukenfield</i> Cunningham
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