Biography of F. H. Cunningham
North Central Ohio Biographies

F. H. Cunningham, who is familiarly known as "Ted" Cunningham, is well and favorably known in New London, where he has a confectionery and news agency. He was born at Bellville, Richiand County, Aug. 30, 1894, the son of George D. and Olive (Gurney) Cunningham.

George D. Cunningham was born at South Charleston, Ohio. He spent a number of years in business at Bellville, as the owner of a grain elevator, which had been established by his father, Amzi Cunningham. He then entered the railway mail service and has been thus employed for a period of 40 years. He and his wife have been residents of Sandusky, Ohio, since 1914. Mr. Cunningham is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias. To Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were born four children: Helen, married George Healea, lives at Columbus; Florence, married H. P. Kochheiser, lives at Cleveland; F. H., the subject of this sketch; and Lewis, lives at Sandusky.

F. H. Cunningham was reared and educated at Bellville and is a graduate of Bellville High School, class of 1911. He began his business career in New London as a clerk in the employ of the Ward Stilson Company. Later he conducted a cigar and tobacco business at Elyria, Ohio, and in 1914 returned to New London, with the American Express Company. Two years later he became a traveling representative of the C. E. Ward Company, with whom he was identified continuously from 1916 until 1930. He resigned in the latter year and has since been proprietor of a confectionery and news agency in this city.

Mr. Cunningham is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to Floral Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 260; William F. Kuhn Chapter, R. A. M., No. 139, Kansas City, Mo.; Norwalk Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 24; East Gate Commandery, K. T., No. 70, Kansas City; Consistory of Western Missouri, No. 2, Kansas City; Aahmes Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R., Ardmore, Okia.; Mahi Temple, Miami, Fla.; Royal Order of Jesters, Miami, Fla.; New London Shrine Club; and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He also belongs to the Ashland Country Club.

Mr. Cunningham has a son, G. Darwin Cunningham.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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