The Family of James L. Cunningham

James (Jimmie) Cunningham was born in Thompson, Iowa, December 7, 1905.   His parents were James and Mabel Curley Cunningham.   They moved to Lester, Iowa in 1917.   Jimmie married Gladyce Dell December 7, 1923.   They had three children.   Donna Dell Metzger, Rock Rapids, Iowa.   Rodger James, Chula Vista, California.   Kenneth, Red Wing, Minnesota.

Jimmie started working on the Rock Island section and lived in Lester.   Then the Rock Island moved him to Granite, Iowa, Estherville, Iowa and Kenneth, Minnesota.   They moved to Spirit Lake and made their home there for many years.   Jimmie worked the Lake Park and Spirit Lake section.   The Rock Island moved him back to Lester for five years before Jimmie retired.   Gladyce died April 7, 1971.   Jimmie made his home in Lester before going to live at the Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids, Iowa.