Joseph Chester CUNNINGHAM Omer L CUNNINGHAM Thomas R CUNNINGHAM John Kiner MCSWAIN Nellie Ruth CUNNINGHAM Laura J CUNNINGHAM Ladusky J NOBLE Mini tree diagram

Jessie CUNNINGHAM5,1,2,3,4

about 19161,2,3,4 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1916

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

11th Apr 1934

Married John Kiner MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

4th Mar 1951

Death of John Kiner MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6,7




  • Jessie Cunningham was listed twice in the same 1930 census forArkansas County, Arkansas.  She was in the home of Charles Noble, heruncle, in DeWitt, a few miles west of Ethel, Prairie Township.  Thisenumeration took place on 3 April 1930.

    When her father's household was enumerated on 12 April in PrairieTownship, she was there and was listed again with exactly the sameinformation.  Jessie's mother Laduskey was Charles Noble's oldersister, making Jessie the niece of Charles Noble.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 April, DeWitt,District 16, page 2B, Hse #45, Fam #51
    Noble, Charles E Head Renting house M W 35 First married at age 27 ARAR England Carpenter, housing industry
    Noble, Owaime A Wife F W 28 First married at age 20 AR KS AR
    Noble, Charles E Jr Son M W 7 AR AR AR
    Cunningham, Jessie Niece F W 14 AR AR AR

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 12 April, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 4A, Hse #66, Fam #67
    Cunningham, Chester Head M W 41 Married at age 18 AR TN AR CottonFarmer [born abt 1889]
    Cunningham, Laduska Wife F W 41 Married at age 18 AR AR England
    Cunningham, Jessie Daughter W 14 Single AR AR AR

    I found Jessie's marriage record in the online Arkansas Marriage Indexon  Jessie Cunningham married John McSwain, licenseissued 31 March 1934, marriage recorded December (no date given);married in Arkansas County.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Certificate 00211, Volume 0023, page 0835
    Jessie Cunningham
    Age 19, Est Birth Year 1915
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name John McSwain
    Spouse's Age 24
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 11 Apr 1934 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 31 Mar 1934

    When I found the record of the marriage, it was not clear which JohnMcSwain she had married.  There were two possibilities in ArkansasCounty.  John Kiner McSwain, son of Joseph Edward McSwain, born 6 June1909, and John W McSwain, son of George B McSwain, born about 1918.Both were born  in Arkansas County, Arkansas, where all three familieslived in the Ethel area.


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