spouse: >Beaumont, Adeline (1848 - 1901)
Joined the 37th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. George served in Pennsylvania and Virginia and was promoted to the rank of Corporal on January 1, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia. The promotion was earned due to his "extreme valor and courage."Discharged later in 1865.
Frances Emelia (Cornell) Bement Obituary Bremer County Independent, Waverly, Iowa Thursday, December 17, 1891spouse: >Bement, John Charles (1811 - 1899)
Death of Mrs. J.C. Bement
One by one the old settlers are fast passing away. On Sunday Dec. 6th, 1891, there passed to rest in this city, one of the old pioneer settlers of Bremer Co., at the advanced age of 79 years, 4 months and 22 days. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, and when quite young moved with her parents to Niagara Co., New York. Her maiden name was Frances E. Cornell. In 1834 she was united in marriage to John C. Bement, who still survives her. In 1862, the then young couple turned their faces westward, coming to Iowa and Bremer County settling on a farm in Warren township, where they lived for fifteen years, then moved to Waverly where they have since resided.
Deceased was much given to her home duties, and her happiest moments were those spent in the interests and comforts of her family. For fifty-eight years Mr. and Mrs. Bement shared the sunshines and the storms of life together, -- the china, the silver and golden weddings were theirs, -- happy and contented with their surroundings, and living on in that joyful contentment that is the lot of a well-spent and happy life. But at last the sun set upon the life of the devoted wife and mother, and with the consciousness of a well-spent life, she passed calmly away from the scenes of earth and crossed over to the other side to be at rest from her labors.
Deceased leaves an aged husband, two daughters and a son; Mrs. Dr. J.C. Pomeroy and Mrs. DeWitt Perry of this city, and J.P. Bement, of Shell Rock; also five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, to mourn her departure from among them.
The funeral took place from the family residence on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Rev. W.W. Smith officiating. Her children were all present. In beautiful Harlington, on the spot of her own selection, the loved wife and mother rests from her labors. (Followed by a poem)
Robert II, called Courteheuse \kuer-toez\ . 1054? -1134. Duke (1087-1134). Eldest son of William the Conqueror. Rebelled against his father (1077, 1080, 1082). Disputed Normandy with his brother William II of England (1089, 1091, 1094); incompetent as ruler, failed to control rebellious vassals or establish a central authority. Took important part in First Crusade (1096-99), distinguishing himself at battles of Dorylaeum (1097), Jerusalem (1099), and Ascalon (1099); delayed in Italy on his return (1100). Invaded England (1101) in attempt to take throne from his younger brother, Henry I; retired to Normandy; at war again with Henry (1105-06); defeated at Tinchebrai (1106); imprisoned at Cardiff (1106-34).spouse: >Conversano, Sybilla of (>1054 - )
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James is brother to Elijah Cowles who is married to Mary Lewis, his wife's sister. (Source: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 24, Ed. 1, Tree #2722, Date of Import: 1 Sep, 1998]spouse: >Lewis, Jane Lucinda (1818 - 1887)
Died eleven days after returning home to Great Bend, Kansas, as a result of the Spanish American War.
Served in the United States Army.
Oliva C. Crouch (9-10289) and her husband, Elais Bell, had no children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 862)spouse: >Bell, Elais (<1860 - )
William N. Crouch (9-10288) was married and had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 862)spouse: >Holmes, Florence M. (>1854 - )
JOHN CUNNINGHAM, was born 17 Dec 1823 in England; and married Mary Ann Cannon in 1847 at Stepney, England. John was a Reverend in the Church of England and came to North America in 1847 from England to seek sites and establish churches for The Church of England, in Newfoundland, which is now a part of Canada. He died 10 March 1894 in Newfoundland. Mary Ann was born before 3 Oct 1827 in London, England; and died 25 Nov 1898 in Newfoundland. To this couple a son was born: John Cannon Cunningham.spouse: >Cannon, Mary Ann (<1827 - 1898)
Mary Ann Cannon's fathers name was John Cannon who had a brother named Robert. Robert brought a sea chest back to London from South America before he died in 1820; and gave it to his brother John, who passed it on to his daughter Mary Ann. The chest is still in the family and passed on from the grandparent to the oldest grandson. Mary Ann started the tradition by passing the chest on to John Cannon Cunningham in August 1927; who passed it on to John Steven Cunningham. The significance of this is that the Cannon/Cunningham History was listed on the inside of the chest lid.
It is believed that John Cunningham's brother, Phillip Cunningham, was Canon at Winchester Cathedral in London. Phillip had a son named Andrew who had a daughter named Sue.
JOHN CUNNINGHAM, was born 15 Apr 1880 in Virgil, Newfoundland; and died in 11 Dec 1958 in Chattahuchee, Florida. He came to the United States (New York City) as a young man to escape the rigors of the fishing trade, which was the main work available in Newfoundland. He became a salesman of weaving machinery.spouse: >Eason, Anna Virginia (1894 - 1964)
He married Anna Virginia Eason on 1 Feb 1916 in Baltimore, Maryland. Anna was born 3 Mar 1894 in Baltimore, Maryland; and died 28 Sept 1964 at Clermont, Florida. After the birth of their son the family moved to Paterson, New Jersey in 1918, and later to Deland, Florida in the mid 1930's. The following sons were born of this couple: John Cannon Cunningham and Robert Cunningham.
Several years earlier (about 1912) George Numa Berlet moved to Paterson, NJ with his family. His business was dealing in raw silk from Japan which was a very important fabric at that time. The two family became friends and belonged to the Garrick Club on Greenwood Lake (a summer resort area).
Prior to their deaths, at different times, John and Anna were committed to the state mental facility in Chattahuchee, Florida. John was admitted there around 1957, about a year before his death; and Anna was admitted there around 1962, about two years before her death. They were both admitted for similar reasons, diminished mental capacity. Due to the lack of medical research available at the time it is felt they suffered from memory loss associated restricted arterial blood flow to the brain thus causing memory memory loss. They may also have suffered from Alzheimer's decease which was not well understood at the time.
JOHN CANNON CUNNINGHAM, was born 25 Apr 1917 in New York City, and died April 1978 in Crystal River, Florida. After graduation from Deland (FL) High School in 1936 the family moved to Clermont, Florida. He then went to work as a seaman on the Great Lakes ore carriers, and in 1939 for the Isthmian SS Company, and sailed on big cargo ships all over the world. During World War II, as a merchant seaman, he was in the Naval Reserve and worked his way up to Chief Engineer and Lt. Commander.spouse: >private
John grew up in the same neighborhood as Louise, and was a close friend of her older brother, Eugene Henry Berlet, as they were the same age. They were friends all through their school years. After John and his family moved to Florida, Eugene and he continued to write letters to keep up their friendship. Louise was thirteen at this time and John was twenty. He began stopping in New York when his ship was in some seven years later; and discovered that Louise, now twenty, had grown up. They began dating and later married.
He married Louise Harriet Berlet on 7 May 1946; and lived with her parents until their son was born, and moved to Hampton Bays, New York when he was seven months old to work as a contractor. Remained in the New York area until 1959 when they moved back to Clermont, Florida working in construction. He went back to sea from 1963-1971 primarily on tankers, while the family remained in Clermont; and re-entered building construction from 1971 until they retired to Crystal River, Florida in 1975. The following two children were born to this couple: John Eugene Cunningham and Ann Louise Cunningham.