Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Rachel (Lemasters) Cunningham (1838-1913)

Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, March 12, 1913, page 1


Mrs Rachel Cunningham Died At Home Of Her Son John Cunningham

Funeral Friday

The Service Will Be Held At The Methodist Church at Salamonia at 2 P.M.

Mrs. Rachel Cunningham passed away at the home of her son John W. Cunningham West Water street at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Cunningham has been in failing health for some time but was able to come Sunday from Salamonia, to the home of her son in this city.  She was born in Shelby County, Ohio July 16, 1837 and was the daughter of Leuman and Mary Young LeMasters. Her husband William Cunningham died June 4th 1911.  She is survived by eight brothers and sisters and the following children: Mrs. David Rants, of Salamonia, Phillip Cunningham of Y--- Nebraska, John Cunningham of this city, Mrs. Lorinda Pauling of Cincinati, Ohio and Mrs. C.E. Beard Dayton Ohio.  Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Salamonia Friday afternoon at two o'clock.  Rev. Pfifer will officiate, the funeral party will leave the residence at twelve o'clock Friday.

Rachel was my paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, the daughter of Rev. Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS.  She married William E. CUNNINGHAM on March 18, 1860 in Jay County, Indiana.  She is buried in the Salamonia Cemetery.

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