Albert Bert Cunningham

Albert Bert Cunningham

Birth
Midland, Midland County, Michigan, USA
Death 18 Jul 1966 (aged 68)
Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 19580454 · View Source
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Bert, as he was known, never knew his father very well. Lewis and Daisy divorced 7 Jul 1900 before he was 3 yrs old. There was no first name listed on his birth record. By 1900, Bert was living with Thomas and Lillian Cunningham (called Bertie). Some records (death certificate) list his name as Bert Albert Cunningham but his signed draft registration listed it as Albert Bert Cunningham. Some of the children say Thomas and Lillian never adopted Bert but Aunt Mabel F Cowles Cunningham reported that she had obtained the adoption report to ascertain his social security benefits. When Bert married Viola he developed ties with the Williams. He gave up his job as a painter and went to work on their farm. By the time of his death he was working for the Public Utilities as a mechanic. Some family stories say that he at one time was a booze runner for a local mafia out of Detroit.



  • Maintained by: James W Cunningham
  • Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
  • Added: 28 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19580454
  • James W Cunningham
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Bert Cunningham (7 Sep 1897–18 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19580454, citing Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by James W Cunningham (contributor 47261647) .