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Mary Ann Cruise (d. November 24, 1876)Mary Ann Cruise (daughter of Peter Cruise and Nancy) died November 24, 1876.She married James D. Cunningham on March 5, 1813 in Newcastle, PA.
Notes for Mary Ann Cruise:
Obituary for Mary Ann (Cruise) Cunningham
"Mrs. Mary A. Cunningham, one of the oldest inhabitants, died on the 24th.
Her exact age is not known, but it is believed that it was about 83 at the
time of her demise. She came to this city early in the century, from
New Castle, Del., where she was born, her parents names being Peter and
Nancy Cruise. When she first came to New Castle she lived in the family
of Cornelius Hendrickson, one of the first settlers. In 1818 she married
Jas. D. Cunningham, and lived with him till February, 1863, when he died
at the age of eight-three years. Mrs. Cunningham was the mother of ten
children, eight-daughters and two sons. Six daughters and one son are
living. The latter, whose name is Washington Cunningham, resides at
Harlansburg, this county, one of the daughters is married to Wm. Bets(?),
of Salem, Ohio; another to John McAllister, of Leetonia, Ohio, and a third
to Wm. Tamer, of New Brighton, Pa. The remaining daughters are residents
of this county. The old lady was well known to every one in this vicinity,
and up to near the time of her death was as sprightly as many persons of
half her age. There are at present only two persons in New Castle who have
the recollections of New Castle in the olden times Mrs. Cunningham had;
these are Squire DuShane and Joseph Justice."
[From the Lawrence Guardian, Saturday, December 9, 1876.]
More About Mary Ann Cruise and James D. Cunningham:
Marriage: March 5, 1813, Newcastle, PA.
Children of Mary Ann Cruise and James D. Cunningham are:
- +Washington Cunningham, b. October 15, 1815, Harlansburg, PA, d. July 25, 1890, Harlansburg, PA.