|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1859|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1941|
PA Death Certificate has Birth year as 1861, but he listed in the 1860 Census as 1 year old and stone reads 1859.
William was reared upon the farm of his father in Taylor Township, Fulton County and when a young man went to Pitcairn, PA to work in the railroad shops there. It was while there that he met his future wife, Ada Verona Smail. In 1902 and 1905 he was elected constable for the Borough of Pitcairn. At the close of the latter term he became interested in ranching in Idaho and in 1909 he and his nephew George L. Cromer bought land near Jerome, Jerome, Idaho. They went there to try dry farming until the American Falls dam was completed on the Snake River which would provide irrigation. However, the death of his wife (killed by lightening) spoiled the dream and he stayed east after her death except for a trip to Hugo, Oklahoma to visit relatives. He took odd jobs around Pitcairn until he retired to IOOF Home in Grove City, PA. He had joined the lodge in Ft. Littleton and was an active member in it all his life.
Notes from my father George Cromer Patterson
Joseph Cunningham (1824 - 1901)
Mary McDonald Cunningham (1829 - 1887)
Sarah Jane Cunningham Cromer (1849 - 1914)*
John E Cunningham (1850 - 1879)*
William McDonald Cunningham (1859 - 1941)
Emma A. Cunningham (1871 - 1873)*
Fort Littleton Cemetery
Created by: Charles Patterson
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52768013