Lucy Ellen Cunningham Beyer
December 18, 1869 - January 23, 1927

Before a gathering of the parents and intimate friends, Miss Lucy Cunningham and Mr. Edward Beyer were married at high Noon, October 24, 1893 at the home of the brides father, W.T. Cunningham, 408 Franklin Street.  Rev. S.H. Whitlock of Kimber M.E. Church officiating.   After hearty congratulations a sumptuous dinner was served.  Mrs. Cunningham was assisted by Misses Ruth Cunningham, Kate and Esther Beyer, Edith Weaver, Janet Palmer, Alice Shedd and Mame Coton.

From The Vermilion County Weekly Press - October 25, 1893

Lucy and Edward had three children: Peter C. born in 1899, Elizabeth R. born in 1902 and Lucy born in 1917.

From US Census of 1900, 1910 and 1920

"Mrs. Lucy Beyer, left Tacoma Washington to spend the winter with her son, Peter Beyer and family."

From The Danville Commercial-News - January 3, 1927

"Mrs. Lucy Cunningham Beyer, 57, widow of Edward Beyer, whose home is on North Logan Ave died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her son, Peter Beyer in Tacoma, Wash.

"Mrs. Beyer left Danville Dec. 29 for Tacoma to spend the winter with her son. She was taken ill three days after her arrival. Her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Beyer, who is employed in Dr Earl's office in Hoopeston went to tacoma on receipt of news of her illness. It was believed that fatigue of the long trip caused the illness.

"Mrs Beyer was born Dec 18, 1869, in Danville the daughter of Washington T. Cunningham. She was married in 1893 to Edward Beyer. She was the granddaughter of Hezekiah Cunningham one of the earliest settlers in Danville, and her father held the post of commissioner of the internal revenue at Washington under President Lincoln, who was a personal friend of the family.

"Besides Peter and Miss Elizabeth Beyer, one other daughter survives, Miss Lucy Beyer of Danville, a teacher. One sister and one brother are also living: Miss Ruth Cunningham of Danville and Charley Cunningham of Los ANgles, Calif.

Funeral service and interment will be in Tacoma."

From The Danville Commercial-News - January 24, 1927

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