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 Grace Cunningham

Grace Cunningham

Utah, USA
Death 6 Jul 1912 (aged 17)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot O_245_4
Memorial ID 157786 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday, July 7, 1912
page 28

Young Woman Victim of Motordrome Tragedy Dies in Hospital

Other Spectators Who Were Hurt Thursday Night Are Doing Well

Without recovering consciousness, and after lingering for more than ninety hours at the portals that lead from this world, Miss Grace Cunningham, 17 years of age, fatally injured at the Wandamere motordrome accident on the night of July 4, died yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock, at St. Mark's hospital. At her bedside, to the last, sat her mother, hoping and praying that she might at least again hear in tones of love and recognition the voice of the devoted companion of her widowed years, but the clouds never lifted.
Miss Cunningham was born in Salt Lake, January 16, 1895. She was a graduate of the Emerson school and of Henager's Business college, both of this city. For a time she was employed as a stenographer by the Consolidated Music company, 13-19 East First South Street. She was a girl who loved home and its attractions, caring not for gayety that might be a source of worry to the mother whom she loved to the point of never failing thoughtfullness and consideration. She had gone to the races with a girl friend, Miss Betty Jensen, 1229 Eighth East street, who sitting by the side of her ill-fated companion, miraculously escaped with a bruised arm and a broken nose.
The funeral of Miss Cunningham will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Congregational church. The Rev. P. A. Simpkin will conducted the services, and the Fred Graham quartette will furnish music. Interment will be private in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The body is being prepared for burial by Undertaker S. D. Evans.
After the death of her daughter, Mrs. Cunningham, together with her son Harvey, went to the home of her sister, Mrs. E. W. Wall, at 309 East South Temple street, where she is among loved ones who strive to make lighter the load of her grief.
Arthur L. Campbell, who next to Miss Cunningham was the most seriously hurt among the onlookers, is reported to be doing as well as could be expected. He is still at St. Mark's hospital. Of the others injured, all are out of danger.
The funeral of Harry G. Davis, who was killed, will be held today at 12 o'clock at the Second ward church. Interment will be in the City Cemetery.
Daughter of Richard Cunningham (NY) and Kate Mayer (CA).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Cunningham (16 Jan 1895–6 Jul 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157786, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .