W. J. Cunningham
W.J.Cunningham has spent all his life in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born February 14, 1859, son of Patrick and Susanna (O'Boyle) Cunningham, natives of Ireland, both of whom are still living, in Cleveland, where they came many years ago. Up to the age of thirteen years William Cunningham attended school, and he then entered the Otis Steel Works, where he was employed several years, first in the machine department and later running the engine for the electric and mill plant. His marine experience began when he shipped as engineer on the Hattie L., on which he remained about nine months, and the following season he went on the Marshall for Monson & Sons, continuing thus for three years. >From this tug he went on the R. T. Roy, and spent one season in the employe of E. R. Edson & Co., going the next year on the Nahant as second engineer. He then spent some time on the James Burns and Sea Wing, since when he has been employed on land.
Mr. Cunningham was married, February 10, 1882, to Miss Emma Littledale, of Toronto, Canada, and they have had eight children, namely: Lilly, Will, Loreta (deceased), James, Margaret, Emma, Joseph and Hortense.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.