|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1853|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1924|
Los Angeles County
from pg 29-30 "Living Leaders, an Encylopedia of Biography"
Special Edition for Daviess and Martin Counties, Indiana
Amercian Publishing Company, 1897
ANDREW J. CUNNINGHAM, of Barr Township, Daviess County, was born in this county April 30, 1853, and is a son of Michael and Julia A. (Shircliff) Cunningham. His father was born in Ireland, and in early life emigrated to the United States. He was a sailor, and after coming to this country followed steamboating on the Mississippi River for a number of years. He then came to Daviess County, married and settled down in life on a farm in Barr Township, where he had previously entered land. In 1879, he purchased near Loogootee, Ind., a farm upon which he removed and resided until his death. His widow survives him and resides on the above farm. These parents had eleven children, viz: Mary, John, deceased, Elvira, deceased, Patrick J. Bernard, deceased, ANDREW J. the subject of this sketch, Eliza A., Louis F. Michael P., John R. and Francis J.
Andrew J. Cunningham was reared to farming, a pursuit he has always followed. He married in Daviess County May 5, 1874, to Mary A., daughter of William B. and Minerva J. (Beal [sic SEAL]) Padgett. Mrs. Cunningham was born in Daviess County, Ind., February 16, 1858. She has borne her husband the following children: Florence A. born July 12, 1875, married William Madden January 23, 1894, and died November 9, 1895; Charles B. born October 15, 1877, Martha E. born June 10, 1879, Leo W. born March 25, 1881, Anna E. born October 25, 1885, Andrew, born January 31, 1888, William A. born December 9, 1889, Mary A. born August 2, 1891, Alice B. born May 27, 1893.
Mr. Cunningham is a successful and practical farmer, and is the possessor of one hundred and sixty acres of fine land."
When his daughter Stella, married to Richard Sanford Patterson, moved with said spouse to South Dakota about 1905, it's said by the family Andrew--known as A.J., so missed her he decided to follow her. September 12, 1908 he with family in tow, including married son Charles and his wife and children, started for their new home in Onaka, South Dakota. It is here they raised the rest of the children to adulthood and spent their lives.
The two youngest daughter's, both married in South Dakota, and Stella's family all eventually moved to Los Angeles County, California. It was on a trip to visit his beloved daughters that A.J. left this world for the next 16 July 1924 .
Mary Adeline Padgett Cunningham (1858 - 1926)
Florence Adelle Cunningham Madden (1875 - 1895)*
Charles Bernard Cunningham (1877 - 1953)*
Elizabeth Anne Cunningham Chamberlin (1885 - 1981)*
Andrew Francis Cunningham (1888 - 1969)*
Mary Adeline Cunningham Paulson (1891 - 1920)*
Alice Bernadine Cunningham Fransen (1893 - 1964)*
Corinne Florence Cunningham Krause (1897 - 1995)*
Los Angeles County
Plot: Sect E, Lot 2452 Grave 10
Created by: Lisa O
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47376491