Biography of Felix P. Cunningham
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Felix Patrick Cunningham, D. D. S. - A successful dental surgeon of Malone, Doctor Cunningham is widely known throughout Franklin County. He was born at Malone, Aug. 31, 1891, the son of Felix and Mary A. (McCoy) Cunningham.

Felix Cunningham was of Irish descent and was born at Malone in 1852. His parents had emigrated to the United States during the early part of the 19th century. Mr. Cunningham became a farmer in Franklin County but during the latter part of his life was located at Lincoln, Neb., where he was interested in the mercantile business. He died there in 1901. His wife was a native of Chateaugay, N. Y., and died at Malone, May 17, 1930. She is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were born five children: 1. William L., lives at Ravenna, Neb. 2. Mary E., who is supervisor of schools at Westbury, N. Y. 3. Catherine, who died in 1904. 4. Edward F., who died in May, 1929. 5. Felix Patrick, the subject of this sketch.

Felix Patrick Cunningham obtained his early education in the public schools of Malone and in 1910 was graduated from Franklin Academy. He then spent two years in the employ of the New York Central Railroad before entering the University of Buffalo as a student of dentistry. He received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1915 and at that time established his present practice at Malone. He purchased property at 98 West Main Street, his present location, in 1922. Dr. Cunningham is a specialist in X-Ray work and is recognized as a leader in his chosen profession.

On Oct. 16, 1926, Dr. Cunningham married Miss Beth M. Sornberger, the daughter of Leonard H. and Edna Sornberger, of Bedford, Quebec, Canada. Mrs. Cunningham attended Wesleyan College at Stanstead, Quebec, where she specialized in the study of music and elocution. Doctor and Mrs. Cunningham have a son, John Edward, born April 18, 1931.

Dr. Cunningham is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. He also belongs to the Rotary Club, Malone Golf Club, and Malone Fish & Game Cub.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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