CUNNINGHAM, R. Bruce - C.S.A.
November 14, 1923
Bruce Cunningham Dies In Calloway
Former Citizen Of Trigg With Many Relatives Passes Away At Eighty
The following clipping from the MURRAY LEDGER tells of the death of a former well known and popular citizen of Trigg county, who still has hundreds of relatives and friends residing in Trigg:
Mr. R. Bruce Cunningham, age eight years and seven months, died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at his home in Kirksey of the infirmities incident of his advanced age. In the passing of this aged gentleman the county loses one of its most substantial citizens, one held in esteem by the wide acquaintance that he enjoyed. Mr. Cunningham was born in Trigg county and moved to the Kirksey section of the county thirty five years ago, and continued his residence there until death. He served four years in the Confederate army, and comrades who served with him during that memorable struggle testify to his courage as a soldier of the lost cause. Three years ago Mr. Cunningham purchased a Confederate uniform in which to be buried and Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock was laid to rest in the Kirksey grave yard shrouded in the uniform that he loved. Eight children survive him. Mrs. John Creekmur, Ulous, Earley, Claude and Moss Cunningham, Mrs. Charlie Watson, Mrs. Frank Hanley all of this county, and Late Cunningham of McCracken county.