Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Cunningham

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(updated 1 October 2013)

Welcome to the Cunningham 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. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


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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 P. Cunningham
   (son of [...])
   b. age 39 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Drusilla [...]
            b. age 86 y., 5 m., 15 d. at death   Maine
            d. 23 February 1910
                  bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 28 February 1900
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Willard E. Cunningham   b. 1844   Maine   -   m. Ida M. Hopkins   -   d. 1922   -   bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Sarah E. Cunningham   b. 14 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Abbie C. Cunningham   b. age 2 m. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Arthur L. Cunningham
   (son of Willard E. 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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Willard E. Cunningham
   (son of Anson P. Cunningham and Drusilla [...])
   b. 1844   Maine
   m. Ida M. Hopkins
            b. 1851   Maine
            d. 1919
                  bur. Ledgelawn Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1922
         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

documentation and notes

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