Title: Wade, Martin D
Author: Gage, Emma
Publication: Name: 1890's;
Title: Newspaper Clipping
Note: * Death * Andrew Cunningham passes Away in Paducah Mr. A. G. Cunningham, father of Revs. John T. and E. H. and Mr. George L. Cunningham, of this county, died Sunday morning bout two o'clock at his home in Paducah, from the infirmities of age. Mr. Cunningham was born in Trigg county about 71 years ago, and was a son of William Cunningham. He left the county twenty-odd years ago and moved to Graves county, but for the past fifteen, years he had lived in Paducah. A wife and nine children survive him. Besides many other relatives, he is also survived by the following named brothers and sister who live in Trigg: W. T., Alex, Dabney and M. C. Cunningham, and Mrs. Eliza Daniel. The burial took place Monday at Lower Cross Roads in Graves county. His sons from this county attended the funeral services. (Source: Trigg County History Book Page 248, March 9, 1904)
In Memory of A.G. Cunningham At 1:30 o'clock, March 27, 1904, a long and useful life passed out into the great beyond. He was born February 5, 1833, in Trigg county, the eldest of nine children of William and Virginia Cunningham. H was married March 23, 1857, to Miss Margaret Ann Hughes, who is left to mourn his death, with nine children - Messrs. Joe and Bedford Cunningham, of Graves county; Rev. J. T. Esq. G. L. and Rev. E. H. Cunningham, of Trigg county; Mrs. Dudley A. Meacham and Robert L. Sandy, Misses Ellen and Maude Cunningham, of Paducah, five brothers and one sister of Trigg county. He united himself with the Missionary Baptist Church while in his youth, and though the storms of life seem to blow roughly on his journey, his faith was never shaken, but as the shades of evening drew nigh, his belief and praise for his Master increased and today around the great white throne of God, our dear old father has joined the heavenly host with loved ones gone before. While we realize God's infinite mercy and goodness in permitting us to keep him 71 years, which is more than man's allotted time, yet we can not be reconciled to the vacancy in our home that can never be filled and our hearts ache for his dear old bent form that has passed out never to return, for a voice that is still in death, for the familiar foot step we will listen for in vain, as we cry out in our grief. Oh! why do we have to lay our loved ones away in such narrow homes? Why, oh! why, do we have to part with dear ones, when 'tis so hard to give them up? In the void and silence a still voice seems to breath 'God's will be done.' You shall see your loved again, and with loved heads and broken hearts we submit to his omnipotent decree, knowing - Some bright day we'll be united Round the great white throne above, Where God's faithful have no parting - Naught but peace and heavenly love. At the feet of thy two children We have laid they form to rest, Where no grief, no toil or trouble Can disturb God's holy blest Farewell, father, home is darkened And you'll come to us no more But in heaven we will join you On that bright celestial shore YOUR LOVING CHILD (Trigg County History Book, March 27, 1904)
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