Flapper Girl Lucille Cunningham (b. 1911) Newburg, Texas

We first published this photo in 2013, hoping to get it identified and we did! Below you will see what we learned about the photo that simply said, “I love you Kennedy, Lucille” LUCILLE CUNNINGHAM Our answer came from Janice Williams:

“I can tell you that this beautiful girl is Lucille Cunningham, the daughter of Albert and Edrie Cunningham (her mother’s maiden name was also Cunningham). She was born in 1911 in Newburg along with 2 sisters: Mabel and Mildred.

These women were the first cousins of my grandfather, Arla Hallford, and I knew them all my life. In the 1980s, I began attending the Cunningham reunion held in Newburg each August and Lucille (we called her Sade) and Mabel (we called her Bud) were still with us and my favorite reason to go. They both had a sharp wit, were great cooks, and were fun!

Lucille married Beckham Guthrie, who was also from Comanche, and they lived their life in Henrietta, Texas. Lucille died in 2003 in Houston and is buried in Henrietta. Her parents and older sister (who married Tom Jack of Comanche) are buried at Oakwood.

Her sister Mabel and her husband Bill Mehaffey are buried at Gardens of Memory. I inherited a lot of their photos and own this photo and many other lovely ones from their young flapper-era days. I’m glad I can share memories of these lovely, strong women.”

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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