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William Randolph “W. R.” Cunningham

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William Randolph “W. R.” Cunningham

Birth
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death
11 Apr 1919 (aged 84)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Add to Map
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Gospel preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of Preachers of 1899 and one of the founders of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Bethany College, Bethany, WV. The city of Cunningham, Washington is named after him. William, his wife, son William R. Cunningham Jr., and daughter owned 3,500 acres of grain lands in Adams County with nearly all of it under cultivation. Also they owned the best residence properties in the city of Ritzville. On January 4, 1865, William Cunningham married Rebecca W. James, daughter of George James (native of Fredericksburg, VA) and Martha Abbott (born in Newburyport, MA and died in 1858). Siblings of Rebecca include, George A. James, Richard F. James, and Hattie James who married John Bancroft, son of George Bancroft, the noted historian. They had 3 children: Alice Cunningham, who married F. P. French, William R. Cunningham Jr. and Elizabeth Cunningham. --An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country, WA by Richard F. Steele and Arthur P. Rose, pt 2 1904.

For more info, http://ncbible.org/nwh/ProCunningham.html.
Gospel preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of Preachers of 1899 and one of the founders of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Bethany College, Bethany, WV. The city of Cunningham, Washington is named after him. William, his wife, son William R. Cunningham Jr., and daughter owned 3,500 acres of grain lands in Adams County with nearly all of it under cultivation. Also they owned the best residence properties in the city of Ritzville. On January 4, 1865, William Cunningham married Rebecca W. James, daughter of George James (native of Fredericksburg, VA) and Martha Abbott (born in Newburyport, MA and died in 1858). Siblings of Rebecca include, George A. James, Richard F. James, and Hattie James who married John Bancroft, son of George Bancroft, the noted historian. They had 3 children: Alice Cunningham, who married F. P. French, William R. Cunningham Jr. and Elizabeth Cunningham. --An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country, WA by Richard F. Steele and Arthur P. Rose, pt 2 1904.

For more info, http://ncbible.org/nwh/ProCunningham.html.


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