Mary was the daughter of Michael and Julia Ann Shircliff Cunningham. She married Owen Cavanaugh 11 Apr 1864 in Daviess County and lived here her entire life.
Mary and Owen had 10 children that I know of: Mary A. b. 1865 Julia A. b. 1867 Lulu C. b. 1868 Pierce J. b. 1869 Agnes b. 1871 Regina b. 1875 Joseph L. b. 1879 Katherine M. b. 1882 Alice b. 1885 and an unknown child that was born and died before 1900.
She also cared for her niece Doris, daughter of brother Louis who was murdered and whose wife had predeceased him, until Mary herself died.