|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1848|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1937|
Married Arminda A Lingenfelter February 19, 1882 in Knox County, Missouri.
Lafayette was fourteen years old when the Civil War skirmish took place in the front yard of the Cunningham farm at Fabius. His eighteen year old brother Robert was killed by Captain Bill Ewing"s Confederate forces and his father was injured.
After the skirmish, Lafayette found a muzzle loading rifle in the yard of the home left behind by the Confederate bushwahackers. The still loaded gun was placed in the attic for safe keeping; in later years the powder load was removed. This gun is still in the possession of a Cunningham family member.
Lafayette Cunningham, son of Robert and Rachel Cunningham, was born at Amsterdam, Indiana, August 22, 1848. Departed this life February 20, 1937, being 88 years, five months and 28 days. At the age of two years, he came with his family to what is now Fabius Missouri.
On February 19, 1882 he was united in marriage to Arminda Lingenfelter. To this union one child war born, Mrs Mina Davis of Palisade, Colorado, who with his faithful wife and two grandchildren, Mrs. Imogene Rosette and Ralph Davis, survive. The day before his death being their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary.
In the year of 1892 in November, with his family, he moved to Granger where he was in the mercantile business for several years. In 1898 he moved to his farm north of Granger where he lived until six years ago when he and his wife moved to Granger. He was the last survivor of a family of nine children, and also the youngest.
Mr. Cunningham was one of the outstanding farmers of his day. Honest and upright in his dealing, always standing for what was right, helping to further any good cause for the upbuilding of his community. The respect of his neighbors is a living monument of his work. Truly, he lived in a house by the side of the road and was a friend of man. Funeral services were held at the Granger Methodist church, Tuesday, February 12, at 2 o'clock conducted by the Rev Simpson, pastor. Interment in Granger cemetery.
Memphis Reveille February 25, 1937
Robert Cunningham (1805 - 1885)
Rachel Moyars Cunningham (1805 - 1891)
Arminda A Lingenfelter Cunningham (1864 - 1948)*
Mina Cunningham Davis (1883 - 1979)*
Wilford Harry Cunningham (1826 - 1897)*
Elizabeth Cunningham (1827 - 1841)*
Harvey Cunningham (1829 - 1917)*
George Cunningham (1833 - 1848)*
Ann Cunningham Boone (1835 - 1904)*
Lucinda Jane Cunningham Davison (1837 - 1861)*
John Henry Cunningham (1840 - 1919)*
Robert Morris Cunningham (1843 - 1862)*
Rachel Catherine Cunningham Matlick (1845 - 1921)*
Lafayette Cunningham (1848 - 1937)
Created by: Treva Poe
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
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