Mr. Michael Agustive Cunningham passed away very suddenly Monday night at 12 o'clock. He had not been feeling very well but had been up and around at work as usual. He had gone to bed at 11 o'clock that evening but got up in a few minutes saying he felt as if he was smothering. He went into the kichen and sat down on a chair where he fainted. Mrs. Cunningham was with him and laid him down. When he came out of the faint he said a few words to her and passed away before any of the rest of the family could get there. Death was due to heart disease.
Mr. Cunningham was born in Dane county, WI from where he went to Northwood IA where he married Anna Fleming in the year of 1880. He came to South Dakota in 1882 where he had resided until his death.
Mr. Cunningham was 54 years, 4 months and 10 days old. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, eight children, one brother and 4 sisters, of which all were here except his daughter Mrs. Chas. Timmons of Albee SD and his sister Mrs. E. Hiatt of eru IA. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church in Bryant SD Thursday forenoon and the remains interred in St. Mary's cemetery at that place.
Card of Thanks
We sieh to most heartily thank the kind friends and neighbors who assisted us during the death of a dear husband and loving father. Mrs. Cunningham and family.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper, circa 1920?