Are you or do you know anyone from the Weaste area of Salford, who is related to George Carlin Cunningham or Thomas Cunningham. Their parents lived in Southern Street Seedley. These two brothers are remembered on the war memorial at St John's weaste and also on the National Roll of the Great War. I am currently researching the Cunningham family who lived at 6 Griffiths Buildings. Stephen Cunningham was my Grandad, born 15/1/1899. There are so many Cunninghams living in this area at the time! I am having difficulty sorting out who is who for a school project about the 1st World War.
I suspect that my Great Grandma Mary Ann Cunningham (born Matthews) had many children. Are you related to her? My grandad married Bertha Eardley in 1925. Her father had a butchers shop near Wyatt street. They were related to the Totton family.
If anyone can help me sort out who was who, I would be very grateful. Also if you are related to me, I would love to meet you.
You state that you are doing a school project. Are you of school age?
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Thank you Moderator, I appreciate your concern. No, I'm 60 years of age, and I'm trying to help my brother aged 55 and my niece in her early 20s present a little lesson about the 1st World War. By a curious twist of fate, they both are teachers in a school in Stockport! It was only when I started to give them some information, that I realised that I knew very little. When I started to dig, I discovered that my Great Grandma had had many children and that some of them having been in Withington Workhouse in 1903, MAY have been fostered with other branches of the Cunningham family, all of whom lived in Weaste.
It has really come home to me, the terrible overcrowding and poverty of Salford around the early 1900s.
Roland Gordon Cunningham was my great grandad, but thank you for this information because I know very little about him. I didn't know he served in the army. He seems to come and go a bit in my Grandad's life. For example, my great grandma took three sons into Chorlton Union workhouse for 3 weeks in June 1903. He also changes his name from Rowland, Roland and is Ronaldson on his death certificate! Bit of a mystery man. The reason I wanted to know information is that Mary Ann, my great grandma, seems to have had a lot of children that drop off the radar between censuses, including Godfrey Cunningham who went into the workhouse with her in 1903, but is never recorded again!
Just realised that entry1709 is my Grandad stephen Cunningham, incorrectly spelt on this record. I have checked his service number in the KSLI, and it's his!, how old would men be before they were exempt from war service? Is Roland Gordon Cunningham Stephens father or yet another brother?