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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John L. Cunningham , 6 South 43 West

In 1880 Boone County, Missouri, "Jonnie" Cunningham is 2, with Tom 45 and America 40. William is 25, Elijah 19, Mary 15, Julia 10, Robert 14, Warren 12, Mattie 8, Derby 5, and Jo hn is the youngest.
Nora T. Dunn is in Carroll County, Missouri in 1880, eight months old, withJoseph W. 26 and Kitty F. Dunn 19.
(Joseph Warren Dunn 1854-1917 is buried in Boone County # 23532539.)"
Warren Feb 1854, Julia Feb 1869, Nora Sept 1879, and five younger siblings are in Boone County in 1900.
Warren married Julia Amanda Cunningham - who was born to Thomas Cunningham and America Balenger Feb 29, 1868, and died Sept 24, 1959 in Boone County, buried Nashville Cemetery.
John L. Cunningham married Norah Thomas Dunn on February 2, 1902 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri

In 1910 Yuma County - Hale precinct - John L. Cunningham, 30, married eight years to Nora L. 30, both born in Missouri, have Robert W. 4, Missouri and Estace J. 1, Colorado.

This is likely Rollie Thomas Argent, born to Lura (Cunningham) and John Argent in 1894. He had a son Howard 1918-1992 who could be the one at the 1952 50th wedding anniversary.

John proved up 140 acres in 17, 5 1/2 South, 43W in 1913.

Nola M. Cunningham was born Dec 5, 1918 in Kern County, California, mother's maiden name "Daun"

In 1920 John and Nora, both 40, are running a restaurant - Standard Oil- in Kern County, California. They have Robert W. 13, Estes 10, Edna L. 7, - these two in Colorado, Alfred W. 5, Missouri, Thomas H. 3, Missouri and Nola M. 1, California. In 1930 Fresno, John and Nora, both 50, have Warren R. 24, Edna L. 17, W. Alfred 15, Thomas H. 13, and Nola M. 11.

In 1940 John and Nora are in Madera County, California, with Robert W. 34.
March 8, 1952 "Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cunningham of North Fork celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at a reception in the First Baptist Church in Clovis. The couple's four sons, two daughters and 11 grandchildren were present.
The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cunningham, J. E. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Whitley, Mr. and Mrs. George Larson, Mr.and Mrs. Wallace Turner, Mrs. Anna Turner, Mrs. Pearl Meloway, Mr and Mrs. Howard Argent, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bender, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hammer, Mr. and Mrs George Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Stoltey, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kimbler, Rilcy D, Patterson, Mr and Mrs. Vaud Cunningham and Mrs. Laura Nevins.
Mrs. Nevins attended the couples wedding in Columbia, Mo. Cordelia Ross of Clovis was in charge of the guest book, and Mrs. Thomas Cunningham and Mrs. Davis Whitley presided at the tea table."
(Laura Nevins was the daughter of John Argent and Lura Cunningham, so she was a niece of John Cunningham. In 104- she and Charles R. Nevis are in Fresno, and they are buried in Clovis Laura 1884-1979 # 97436610, and Charles 1881-1967.

In 1952 Nora was living in North Fork, per Bessie Mahan's obituary

John 1879-1969 # # 23700466 and Nora T. 1879-1955 are buried in Clovis, California.
John Estes 1909-1988 is buried in Fresno County "Services for J.E. "Shorty" Cunningham, 79, of Clovis, longtime cattle rancher and pack station operator, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tollhouse Cemetery. Mr. Cunningham died Wednesday. Born in Hail, Colo., he came to Clovis in 1917 with his family. He and his family operated a ranch in Clovis and later lived in Taft and Shafter before returning to Clovis. He was a 1928 graduate of Clovis High School. He attended college briefly at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He later returned home and moved with his family to North Fork, where he continued to work on the family ranch. " # 42440405

Robert W. Cunningham 1906-1964 is buried in North Fork, California # 82820216.
"ROBERT WARREN CUNNINGHAM. Husband of Mrs. Evelyn Cunningham. Father of Miss Deborah Sue Cunningham. Son of John L. Cunningham. Brother of John E. Cunningham, W. Alfred Cunningham, Thomas H. Cunningham. Mrs. Edna Ross, and Mrs. Nola Whittey. SERVICES: LISLE CALAVERAS CHAPEL INTERMENT: North Fork Cemetery "
So is Thomas H. Cunningham - 1916-1985 # 82832481.
So is Alfred 1914-1994 # 82823337.
Edna Ross is 27 in the 1940 Fresno census, born in Colorado, with Vernon Ross 30, Kentcky. They hae Cordiella 4 and Elaine 2.
Vernon Ross, born May 18, 1909 in Kentucky, died May 7, 1992 in Fresno County.
Lura Edna Ross 1912-2001 is also buried in Clovis, California # 71763042.
Cordiella Mae Ross was born Feb 15, 1936 in Fresno County, mother's maiden name Cunningham.
She married Roy W. Williamson Feb 27, 1954 in Fresno.
Elaine Ross, born about 1938, married George Maddox May 13, 1956 in Kern County.
December 2014 "Alice Elaine Maddox, 77, of North Fork died Dec. 12. She was a chef. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno. "
In 1940 Nola Whitley is 21, married to Davis Whitley, 32, a ranch laborer in Fresno County.

(Lura Dean Cunningham Argent, dying 1949, spouse of John Presley Argetn 1849-1926 is buried in Clovis # 91864654)
(January 1949 Fresno Mrs. Laura Dean Argent, a leader in the Clovis Baptist Church and a resident here for 35 years, died today in her home at 320 DeWitt Street. She was a native of Missouri. " Surviving her are a son, Rollte Argent ot Tail; two daughters, Mrs, Charles Ncvins and Mrs. Luther Gray, both of Clovis; a sister, Mrs. Jullia Dunn of Missouri; a brother, Jack Cunningham ot North Fork; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral arrangements are beinz made by the _Bo'ce Funeral Home. "

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