The Shemwell Family

William Lee CunninghamAge: 78 years18621940

William Lee Cunningham
Given names
William Lee
Birth September 11, 1862
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageMary W ClarkView this family
1887 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a child
January 10, 1888 (Age 25 years)
Death of a childCunningham
January 10, 1888 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Bessie Lee Cunningham
March 3, 1889 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Beulah May Cunningham
December 4, 1891 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 19, 1900 (Age 37 years)
Census April 29, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Death of a daughterBessie Lee Cunningham
June 11, 1913 (Age 50 years)

Burial of a daughterBessie Lee Cunningham
1913 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Peninsula Cemetery
Marriage of a childGeorge Curtis McClaryBeulah May CunninghamView this family
February 22, 1916 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 53 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 54 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 55 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a wifeMary W Clark
October 27, 1926 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 67 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 15, 1930 (Age 67 years)
Death November 12, 1940 (Age 78 years)
Cause of death: Suicide
Last change September 10, 202002:56:03

by: Donna Osiek
Family with Mary W Clark - View this family
Marriage: 1887Missouri, United States
1 year
Birth: January 10, 1888 25 21Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: January 10, 1888Cooper, Missouri, United States
14 months
3 years

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Lee Cunningham - Household

Cooper, Missouri, United States

Cunningham, William LheadWMSep186237M13MOVAVAfarmer
Cunningham, MollywifeWFJun186634M1332MOKYVA
Cunningham, Bessie LdaughterWFJan188911SMOMOMO
Cunningham, Beulah MdaughterWFMar18937SMOMOMO
Clark, Marymother in lawWsFNov183465W22VAVAVA

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Lee Cunningham - Household

Cooper, Missouri, United States

Cunningham, William LheadMW47MMOVAMOfarmer
Clark, Mary WwifeFW43M32MOKYVA
Cunningham, Bessie LdaughterFW21SMOMO
Cunningham, Beulah MdaughterFW18SMOMOMO
Clark, Mary Emother in lawW77WdVAVAVA

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Lee Cunningham - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States

Cunningham, W LeeheadMW67WdMOVAVA