MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 405
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 7, 2007
DEMISE OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM.
At 5:45 o’clock yesterday morning occurred the death of John Cunningham, at his home, corner Linn and Sixth streets. The deceased had been ailing for years; in fact his health had been shattered ever since the war, but for the past eight weeks only did a fatal attack of asthma confine him to his bed.
Mr. Cunningham was born in Ireland and emigrated to this country in early life, first landing in Port Jarvis, N.Y., where he resided ten years. In 1854 he came to Muscatine and had resided here continuously ever since.
When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Company B, 37th infantry, and served until 1865, when he as honorably discharged for disability, having received wounds which caused him suffering until the day of his death.
For a period of nine years he was janitor of the First ward school, and for a similar period was employed by the Gas Company as lamplighter. He attained the age of 74 years, 1 month and 5 days. The surviving relatives are his wife, three sons and a daughter, the children being Edward J. and John, of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Breckon, of Cherry Valley, Ill., and James, of this city.
The funeral will probably take place at 2 o’clock to-morrow afternoon from St. Matthias church. Of which deceased was a member.
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