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Sovereign Hitch
(1783/1786-After 1840)
Malla Hatfield
(Abt 1790-After 1830)
William Madison McMullen
(Abt 1793-)
Elizabeth Petty
(Abt 1793-)
Edward Washington Hitch
(1815-1900)
Mary (Polly) McMullen
(1817-1904)

Mary Ellen Hitch
(1847-1941)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Green Cunningham

Mary Ellen Hitch 2

  • Born: 29 Nov 1847, Gibson Co., IN 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): William Green Cunningham on 23 Mar 1871 in Gibson Co., IN 1
  • Died: 07 Mar 1941, Patoka, Gibson Co., IN 6
  • Buried: Abt 10 Mar 1941, Oak Hill Cemetery, Patoka, Gibson Co., IN

  

A copy of her obituary from an Indiana newspaper was sent to me by Jane Kirk, a descendant:

Aged Resident Of Patoka Dies At Hospital Here

Mrs. Mary Ellen Cunningham, age 93, widow of the late William G. Cunningham, and a life-long resident of Patoka and community, died at the Methodist hospitalat 6:30 o'clock this morning. She had been a patient in the hospital for a month suffering with a fractured hip, received in a fall at her home in Patoka. Mrs. Cunningham was born norht of Patoka, November 29, 1847, and had resided all her life in the Patoka community. She was a member of the Patoka Methodist church and the Patoka Eastern Star chapter. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Patoka Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. R.J. Skelton. Burial will be in the Patoka Cemetery. Members of the Eastern Star will give the ritualistic services at the cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Davidson, Hazelton; two sons, John, at home, and Elmer of Poseyville; one brother, William Hitch, of Hazelton. Preceding Mrs. Cunningham in death were a sister, Mrs. Nellie Gorman of Arcadia, Calif., who died a few months ago; a daughter, Celeste Cunningham, who died in 1937, and two sons, Robert and Gilbert. Other survivors are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The remains will be removed to the home in Patoka Saturday morning where friends may call.


Mary married William Green Cunningham on 23 Mar 1871 in Gibson Co., IN.1 (William Green Cunningham was born on 13 Feb 1848, died on 06 May 1895 in Gibson Co., IN and was buried about 09 May 1895 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Patoka, Gibson Co., IN.)


Sources


1 Gibson Co., IN Marriage Records.

2 "A Hitch Orchard", Volume III, Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931.

3 1870 IN Census, Listed as age 22 in the 1870 Gibson Co., IN Census, born in IN.

4 1860 IN Census, Listed as age 12 in the 1860 Gibson Co., IN Census, born in IN.

5 Correspondence from Jane Kirk. 241 Byrann Lane, N. Vernon, IN 47265, dated December 31, 1999, From a copy of an obituary of Mary Ellen Cunningham.

6 Correspondence from Jane Kirk. 241 Byrann Lane, N. Vernon, IN 47265, dated December 31, 1999.


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