Alice Cunningham

Birth Name Alice Cunningham
Gender female
Age at Death about 74 years, 10 months, 28 days


The biography of her son Frank in the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County, Volume II, 1902, Chapter XXII Personal Sketches, page 613, identifies her parents as James Cunningham and Ellen Colgan.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1814     1a
Event Note

Alices' death record said she was 76 when she died, or born in 1812, but I don't think she was. Her daughter Margaret was born about 1862 or 1863, which would make Alice 50 at the birth of her last child. Margaret's age is pretty consistent throughout her US records, and the Irish death ages are usually just guesses.
Her tombstone says Alice was 74 when she died.

Death November 29, 1888 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Superintendent Registrar's District: Kilkeel
Registrar's District: Rostrevor
County: Down
November 29, 1888, Ballineddan
Alice Rourke, widow, age 76, widow of Michael Rourke, a blacksmith, of left hemiplegia, 3 months, no medical attendant. informant: William Rourke, son, of Ballineddan, present at death.

Burial   Kilbroney Cemetery, Rostrevor, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father James Cunningham
Mother Ellen Colgan
         Alice Cunningham about 1814 November 29, 1888


Family of Michael Rourke and Alice Cunningham

Married Husband Michael Rourke ( b. about August 27, 1815 d. February 9, 1888 )

There may be more children in this family, between Elizabeth, baptized 1851, and Margaret, born about 1862. But they are not on the transcription of the O'Rourke baptisms in Kilbroney Parish.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Francis O'RourkeAugust 4, 1843May 7, 1924
John Rourkeabout December 1844
Mary Rourkeabout November 1845July 1, 1870
William O'Rourkeabout September 1847August 6, 1889
Ann O'Rourkeabout October 1849November 23, 1910
Elizabeth “Bessie” O'Rourkeabout October 30, 1851January 27, 1924
Margaret O'Rourkeabout 1862April 27, 1927

Source References

  1. Irish Civil Registration Records, Deaths
      • Page: November 29, 1888, Kilkeel, RD: Rostrevor
  2. Headstones, Kilbroney Cemetery, Rostrevor, Co Down, Ireland
      • Page: Michael O'Rourke family headstone
      • Citation:

        image received April 2019