Frederick Cunningham (1898 - 1939)

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Birth


Albany, Albany County, New York United States

Death

at grasslands ,
valhalla , Westchester County, New York United States
Cause of death: toncill operation

Cause of death

toncill operation

Burial / Funeral

at Assumption Cemetery,
1055 Oregon Rd, cortlandt manor, Westchester County, NY United States

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Last Known Residence

511 harrison ave , Peekskill, Westchester County, New York United States

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Family

Siblings: Thomas Cunningham, Frank Cunningham, James Cunningham, Jessie Wagner , and Nora Bunting

Partner: Mildred Lounsbury
Children with Mildred: Madeline M Fico, William Cunningham, Ethel Brenner, Gertrude Lent, Elizabeth C Daniels, Robert Cunningham, and Frank Cunningham

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Military Service

world war one served in France second pioneer infantry may 25 1918 was discharged august 25 1919 also served as a color bearer

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Ethnicity

white

Nationality

united states

Religion

cathlic

Gender

Male

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1898 - In the year that Frederick Cunningham was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1904 - Fred was just 6 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1925 - Fred was 27 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1937 - By the time he was 39 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1939 - In the year of Frederick Cunningham's passing, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

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Fred Cunningham war vet dies went to hospital for tonsil operation Frederick Cunningham world war veteran who collapsed during a memorial observance at Gates of Heaven Cemetery Valhalla last year died Saturday morning about 11:45 o'clock at Grasslands Hospital where he had gone for a tonsil operation. he passed his Fiftieth birthday anniversary last November he was born in Albany and came to Peekskill as a boy.he enlisted in the army may 25 1918 served in France as a private first class with company H of the second pioneer infantry and was discharged august 23 1918 Mr Cunningham married Mildred Elizabeth lounsbury 18 years ago seven children all living at home survive: Gertrude May Ethel Elaine William Fredrick Madeline Marie Frank O'Francis Elizabeth and Robert Eugene. the family lives at 521 Harrison avenue. Mr Cunningham was a charter member of cortlandt post no.746 of the vetrans of foreign wars and served as a color bearer from the beginning of the post members of the cortlandt post 746.v.f.w. and the ladies auxiliary will meet at the Riley building at 7:30 o'clock this evening going from there to the Bartel funeral home where v.f.w. services will be conducted at 8 o'clock a military funeral will be a Requiem mass tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock at the church of the assumption. burial will be in assumption cemetery besides his wife and children my Cunningham is survived by three brothers frank Cunningham of 23 north division street James Cunningham of 9 Depew street.and Thomas Cunningham of Cold spring and two sisters Mrs Nora bunting. of 431 main street and Jessie Wagner of Lincoln terrace

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