Family:Cunningham, Albert Bert (1897-1966)

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Albert Bert9 Cunningham (Lewis R.8, Albert7, Rufus6, Tarball5, Solomon4, David3, Joshua2, John1.), son of Louis R.8 and Daisy G (Husted) Whitney,[1] was born 7 Sep 1897, Greendale, Midland, MI, and died Jul 1966, Owosso, Shiawassee, MI.[2]

He married 2 Dec 1916, St. Johns, Clinton, MI, Viola Azella Williams[3], daughter of Jackson M. and Sarah Jane (Brasee) Williams. She was born Oct 1891 Gratiot, MI.

They lived primarily in St. Johns, North Star, and Owosso, Michigan.

Prior to Bert's parents divorce on 7 July 1900, Thomas E. and Lillian A.(Douglas) Cunningham took guardianship and raised him from very early childhood. Although never adopted by the Cunningham's, he assumed their last name. He was listed on the Return of Births for Greendale, Midland, MI, by last name only. He is listed on the 1900 census as living with the Cunningham's. After his marriage to Viola, Bert went to work on the William's farm in Northstar, Gratiot Co. and eventually moved into the farm house. They later settled in Owosso.

Children of Albert Bert9 and Viola Azella (Williams) Cunningham:

i. Francis Wilson Williams (Stepson) b: 10 Jul 1915; d. 24 Jun 1994
ii. Thomas Jackson Cunningham b: 28 Aug 1918; d. 26 Nov 1967
iii. Carmaleta Marie Cunningham b. 18 May 1921; d. 13 Apr 1989
iv. Donald Eli Cunningham b. 17 Dec 1922; d. 20 Apr 1999
v. Living Cunningham
vi. Esther Jane Cunningham b. 21 Aug 1929; d. Jan 1931
vii. Dean Jackson Cunningham b. 26 Aug 1931 d. 18 Feb 2005
viii. Murl Franklin Cunningham b. 18 Mar 1933; d. 23 Oct 1977


  • 1900, Emerson St., Ithaca, Gratiot County, MI:

28 29 29 Cunningham Thomas Head W M Apr 1866 34 M 9 Michigan Ohio Ohio Lillie A Wife W F Dec 1876 23 M 9 1 1 Michigan Pennsylvania Ohio Bertie A Son W M Sep 1897 2 S Michigan Michigan Michigan


1.^  Michigan Births 1867-1902, FamilySearch.Org, (Film 2322714 DigGS 4207006 Image 425 Ref item2 p3 rn1740).

2.^  Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.Com, Bert Cunningham.

3.^  Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, FamilySearch.Org, Film 2342714 DigGS 4209300 Image470 Ref p21m6720.

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