Cunningham, Cissy

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Cunningham, Cissy Gender: F
born on 1 January 1900 at 13:45 (= 1:45 PM )
Place Prestonpans, Scotland, 55n57, 3w00
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°44' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°40 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 12°56'


Scottish centenarian born at the turn of the 20th century. The second of eight children, she and her siblings slept head-to-toe in one bed in their tiny home. At age 7, she went to school but had to leave in 1914 at the outbreak of WWI. She was sent to work for a baker but as women were urgently for the war effort, she went to work instead for a munitions factory. At age 17, she was forced to leave as the factory chemicals affected her health. She soon after met a handsome miner James Cunningham. They fell in love at first sight, married in 1918, and had four children. They were happily married until James' death in 1968. Cissy continued to work until well into her 70s as a cleaner at the Prestonpans police station.


  • Death of Mate 1968

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Cissy's millenni-ton," by Craig Jackson, 2 January 2000, The News of the World, p. Scotland 66: "The birthday girl went into the record books at exactly 1.45pm yesterday."


  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Eight children)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs