Cunningham Genealogy

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(updated 28 May 2018)

Welcome to the Cunningham family genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of “(son of …)” or “(dau. of …)” beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. To view documentation, including census data, click on the link “documentation and notes” below a family.

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The earliest Cunninghams household reported for Mount Desert Island was that of Josiah Cunningham (2 persons "21 years of age and upwards") in the 1837 census of the town of Mount Desert. In the 1840 census of the town of Mount Desert, Josiah's household was composed of 1 male aged 30–40 (Josiah), 1 female 40–50 (Martha), and 1 female 10–15.

   

Anson Peters Cunningham
   (son of James Cunningham and Sarah/Sally Knowles)
   b. 8 July 1820   Sedgwick, Maine
   m. 22 March 1844   Orland, Maine
         Drusilla Harriman Dorr
               b. 8 September 1823   Orland, Maine
               d. 23 February 1910   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 28 February 1900   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Willard Edmond Cunningham   b. 24 October 1844   Maine   -   m. Ida M. Hopkins   -   d. 18 June 1922   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Sarah E. Cunningham   b. 1846   Maine   -   d. 1928
   Abbie C. Cunningham   b. 1860   Maine   -   d. 1957

documentation and notes

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Arthur L. Cunningham
   (son of Willard Edmond Cunningham and Ida M. Hopkins)
   b. 1877   Maine
   m. 29 October 1901
         Josie Richardson
               b. 1876   Massachusetts
               d. 1959
                     bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1938
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Walter R. Cunningham   b. 1904   Maine   -   m. 5 April 1924   Blanche Watson   -   d. 1935   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Irving L. Cunningham   b. 1906   Maine   -   m. 23 August 1936   Hannah S. Leighton   -   d. 4 May 1975   Chelsea, Maine   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Arthur R. Cunningham   b. age 8 y. as of 1920 census   Maine   -   m. 2 July 1933   Doris Farnsworth
   Frank A. Cunningham   b. 19 November 1913   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   d. 28 December 2001   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Ralph Cunningham   b. 1916   Maine   -   m. 13 April 1946   Sadie F. Lambert   -   d. 9 January 1996   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Frederick Cunningham   b. 11 September 1918   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   m. 20 September 1947   Emma T. Hanson   -   d. 19 April 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Frederick Cunningham
   (son of Arthur L. Cunningham and Josie Richardson)
   b. 11 September 1918   Bar Harbor, Maine
   m. 20 September 1947
         Emma T. Hanson
               (dau. of Lester Hanson and Grace Tucker)
               b. 1 June 1918   Bar Harbor, Maine
               d. 25 September 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 19 April 2013   Bar Harbor, Maine

adopted child:
   Jack Edward Cunningham   m. 6 September 1980   Elizabeth C. Gross

documentation and notes

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George E. Cunningham
   (son of [...])
   b. 1870   Maine
   m. 12 June 1897
         Frances M. Sweet
            b. 1877
            d. 4 March 1967   Belfast, Maine
                  bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1946
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Alice M. Cunningham   b. age 10 y. as of 1910 census   Maine
   Fannie M. Cunningham   b. age 9 y. as of 1910 census   Maine
   Lillian M. Cunningham   b. 1907   -   d. 1987   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   George E. Cunningham Jr.   b. age 10 m. as of 1910 census   Maine   -   d. 7 May 1998   Sanford, Maine   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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James Cunningham
   (son of [?])
   b. 5 June 1785   Orphan Island [now Sedgwick], Maine
   m. (1) 1807   Sedgwick, Maine
               Sarah/Sally Knowles
                     b. 1789   Sedgwick, Maine
                     d. before 1840
         (2) Harriet Gray
                     b. 1820   Blue Hill, Maine
                     d. 1870   Boston, Massachusetts
   d. 2 May 1868   Bucksport, Maine
         bur. Oak Hill Cemetery   Bucksport, Maine

children by Sarah/Sally Knowles:
   Johnson Cunningham   b. 1808   Sedgwick, Maine   -   d. 1855
   Lydia Cunningham   b. 1810   -   d. 1810
   Lydia Cunningham   b. 1811   -   d. 1865
   Jane Cunningham   b. 1813   Sedgwick, Maine   -   d. 1893   Bucksport, Maine
   Aphia Cunningham   b. 1815
   Maria P. Cunningham   b. 1818   Sedgwick, Maine   -   d. 1848
   Anson Peters Cunningham   b. 8 July 1820   Sedgwick, Maine   -   m. 22 March 1844   Orland, Maine   -   d. 28 February 1900   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Adeline Cunningham   b. 1824   -   d. 1902
   James Edward Cunningham   b. 1827   -   d. 1894
   Joseph Bryant Cunningham   b. 1829
children by Harriet Gray
   Nason Cunningham   b. 1840
   Sewell Cunningham   b. 1843
   Charles Cunningham   b. 1845
   Alice Cunningham   b. 1847

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Willard Edmond Cunningham
   (son of Anson Peters Cunningham and Drusilla Harriman Dorr)
   b. 24 October 1844   Maine
   m. Ida M. Hopkins
            b. 1851   Ellsworth, Maine
            d. 8 February 1919   Bar Harbor, Maine
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 18 June 1922   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Arthur L. Cunningham   b. 1877   Maine   -   m. 29 October 1901   Josie Richardson   -   d. 1938   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Charles Cunningham   b. August 1879   Maine   -   m. 8 January 1914   Celia Peach   -   d. 1951   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   William Hopkins Cunningham   b. 8 October 1888   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   m. 8  June 1912   Eunice Maria McKay   -   d. 19 May 1964   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Galen Cunningham   b. 1890   -   d. 1969   -   bur. Ledglawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Beulah Cunningham   b. 1895

documentation and notes

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William Hopkins Cunningham
   (son of Willard Edmond Cunningham and Ida M. Hopkins)
   b. 8 October 1888   Bar Harbor, Maine
   m. 8 June 1912
         Eunice Maria McKay
               b. 1888
               d. 1954
                     bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 19 May 1964   Bar Harbor, Maine
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Roger Sidney Cunningham   b. 1914
   Beulah F. Cunningham   b. 1917   -   m. […] Smith   -   d. 2010
   Amy L. Cunningham   b. 1921   -   m. […] Bateman

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