Memorable Manitobans: Henry Clarkson “Harry” Cunningham (1864-1941)
Physician and surgeon.
Born at Kingston, Ontario on 25 January 1864, son of Henry Cunningham and Catherine Arming, he was educated at Kingston Schools, Queens University (1885), and Edinburgh University. He came to Carman in 1886 and established a medical practice. A member of the Manitoba Medical Association and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he served at the Carman General Hospital since it was founded and, in 1940, was made an honorary life member in recognition of his service.
On 1 April 1890, he married Alice Mary Meikle (1867-1962) at Carman. They had four children: Henry Howard Cunningham (1893-1893), Louisa Edith Fillis Cunningham (1895-1986), Anna Dorothea Cunningham (1898-1991, wife of Paul Gerhardt Hiebert), and Ernest Kenneth Pearce Cunningham (1901-1977). He was a member of the Carman School Board, AF & AM (Oakland Lodge No. 9), IOOF, and Presbyterian Church.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Obituary [Ernest Kenneth Cunningham], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1977, page 55.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 November 2021