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John William Cunningham
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Birth: Feb., 1846
Missouri, USA
Death: May, 1930
Frederick
Tillman County
Oklahoma, USA

JOHN WAS FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE A FARMER AND DROVER. HE MARRIED SARAH C. GUNN ON APRIL 1, 1869 IN WASHINGTON CO., ILLINOIS. THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN AS FOLLOWS:
SARAH==========1869
MARTHA ISABELLA=1870
ALLEN==========1875
CHARLES========1877
ESTELLA========1878
JOHN T.========1880
BURL===========1883
GRACE==========1886
SARAH AND MARTHA WERE BORN IN WASHINGTON CO., ILINOIS ALL OF THE OTHER CHILDREN WERE BORN IN STEPHENS CO., TEXAS
John was listed as a laborer in the 1870 census record. HE AND SARAH WERE LIVING IN WASHINGTON, CO., ILINOIS THEY HAD ONE CHILD. SARAH 8 MO OLD. THIS CHILD DIED EARLY. JOHN DIED INMAY, 1930 JUST BEFORE HE WOULD HAVE FOUND OUT ABOUT HIS GRANDSONS BEING THE CUNNINGHAM GANG OF OKLAHOMA.
In 1906 JOHN OWNED A SALOON IN GALVESTON,TEXAS. HE KEPT HIS MONEY IN A SOCK HIDDEN IN A TRUNK. WHEN THE GREAT GALVESTON HURRICANE HIT IN 1906 HE LOST HIS SALOON AND ABOUT1,000. THEY GOT OUT WITH THEIR LIVES, BUT THEY WATCHED AS THE TRUNK GOT SWEPT OUT TO SEA.
1870 census Washington Co., IL.
john 24
sarah 20
sarah 8/12 born IL

Sarah was not listed in the 1880 census so must have died between 1870 and 1880.

1880 Census Stephens Co., TX Roll 1327 page 501 PRECINCT 8
Cunningham, John W M 34 Farmer MO MO MO
, Sarah W F 31 Keeping house ILL ILL ILL
, Martha W F 10 Dau ILL MO ILL
, Allen W M 5 Son TX MO ILL
, Charles W M 3 Son TX MO ILL
, Stella W F 1 Dau TX MO ILL
IN THE 1880S JOHN WAS A DROVER. MOVING HORSES FROM MO TO TX. ON ONE TRIP TO MO HE HAD NO MONEY. HE WENT TO THE LOCAL STORE OWNER AND TOLD HIM WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE AND THE OWNER STRUCK A DEAL. THE OWNER WOULD GIVE THE FAMILY ANY THING THEY WANTED WHILE JOHN WAS AWAY. THEN UPON JOHN'S RETURN., JOHN WOULD PAY THE OWNER IN FULL WITH INTEREST. UNFORTUNATELY JOHN BECAME ILL ON THE TRIP AND COULDN'T GET HOME ON TIME. SO THE STORE OWNER STOPPED LETING THE FAMILY HAVE ITEMS. WHEN JOHN DID RETURN HE AND THE OWNER HAD AN ALTERCATION OVER THE MATTER. THIS STORY WAS RELATED TO JOHN'S GRAND DAUGHTER(MARY SNIPES)THROUGH HER GRAND MOTHER. BELL CUNNINGHAM, JOHN'S DAUGHTER



1900 census Wichita Co., TX Pct. 7 Vol. 3 #126 Sheet 45 line 23
John W. Cunningham 1846 54 MO
Martha Isabelle Jan 1870 30 IL
Stella June 1878 21 TX
John June 1880 19 "
Grace June 1886 13 "
Burl Sept. 1883 16 "
Charles Mar. 1877 23 "
LULA Mar 1884 16 " daughter in law was married to charles

1910 CENSUS JOHN IS LIVING IN SAN PATRICIO, COUNTY, TX. HE HAS REMARRIED TO A SOUTH CAROLINA LADY NAMED LILLIE E. NO CHILDREN ARE IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

1920 CENSUS JOHN IS LIVING IN ALFALFA, TILLMAN COUNTY, OK AND IS MARRIED TO SALLY PACE CUNNINGHAM FROM SC. SHE IS 62.


grave is unmarked as of 1968. Burial site is 02-D-03403 IN Frederick Cem., Frederick, Tillman Co., OK.

CAUSE OF DEATH WAS DEMENTIA AND CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah C. Gunn Cunningham (1849 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Martha Isabella Cunningham Sarrett (1870 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
THERE IS NO MARKER.
 
Burial:
Frederick Memorial Cemetery
Frederick
Tillman County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: ron
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91146633
John William Cunningham
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