Title: xCunningham Family History
Author: Marqua Jean Duncan
Publication: Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
Title: DI - Death Record or Index
Author: U.S. Vital Records
Note: * Obituary * At Eighty-Four Death Claims Well-Known Citizen of Trigg County 'Uncle Bob Tank' Cunningham Died Monday in Hopkinsville of Complication of Troubles Mr. Robert Cunningham 'Uncle Bob Tank,' as he was affectionately called by his many friends, died Monday night at the Western Kentucky Hospital in Hopkinsville where he had been for several weeks. For some time he had been a sufferer from kidney trouble and other complications which caused his death. Mr. Cunningham was born in Trigg county and had spent his life in the county, being past eighty-four years of age. He was a son of Mickens Cunningham, and was one of eleven children, all of whom are now dead except one sister, Mrs. M. A. Hendrick, of the Mershon bridge country. The wife, formerly Miss Ellen Cameron and to whom he was married when a young man, has been dead for a number of years, and the following children survive: Josh Cunningham, and Mrs. Kate McCage, of Calloway county; Mrs. A. C. Crisp, of Marshall county; Mrs. J. W. Cunningham, of Morehouse, Mo; Mrs. Bailey Mize, of Canton, and Mrs. Lucien Franklin, of Clarksville. He had been a member of the Baptist church since young manhood. Few men in the county were better known or had more friends than 'Uncle Bob Tank' He had a sunny disposition, was a good story teller, and always delighted in the company of friends. The remains were brought back to Trigg county Tuesday and taken to the Mrs. M. A. Hendrick grave yard near Mershon bridge, where they were buried, Tuesday afternoon and a large number of relatives and friends were present pay a last tribute of respect to one whom they all lived. (The Cadiz Record, October 29, 1918, Cadiz, Kentucky)
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