Biography of Edwin R. Cunningham
Madison County, NY Biographies





Cunningham, Edwin R., was born in Cazenovia on the old homestead farm, near the village of New Woodstock, January 26, 1843, a son of William L. and Sarah (Wales) Cunningham. His father was a native of Massachusetts, born in Shutesbury, a son of Dr. Hugh Cunningham, who practiced medicine there many years. He moved in early life to this town and first lived on Perkins' Hill, later buying the homestead farm. He died in December, 1892, having reached the advanced age of eighty four years. Edwin R. Cunningham was the youngest of five children, and during his earlier years worked on the farm and attended the schools of the vicinity. He has been engaged in farming all his life, with the exception of a period of eight years, when he was employed in the village of New Woodstock. Mr. Cunningham is a member of the Pleasant Valley Lodge of Odd Fellows (Delphi) and of the A. O. U. W. In politics he has been a staunch Democrat. He married, in 1861, Maria J. Churchward, a daughter of R. R. Churchward of Cazenovia, and three children have been born to them: William E., who died in infancy; Etta J., wife of Gardner Freeborn; and Frank L. of New Woodstock, who was postmaster in that village from 1894 to 1898 and is now deputy in that office. He has a wife, Lena A., and two sons, Wallis C. and Edwin L.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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