100 - Raymond Lee Cunningham - Mesquite Cemetery - Mesquite, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 45.700 W 096° 36.230
14S E 724466 N 3627407
Quick Description: Raymond Lee Cunningham was born in 1905, the year that a mutiny occurred on the Russian ironclad, Potemkin.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2016 5:41:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ8C4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
Views: 3

Long Description:
Mr. Cunningham was a person of note, as he had a brief career as a third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1931-32, before having to retire due to an injury. In 2004, he was recognized as the oldest living former Major League Baseball player.

He shares a gray, granite headstone with his wife, Madaline, and the headstone shows their names and birth/death years, with the family name at the top. The inscription on his side says, simply, "Raymond Lee 1905-2005", while Findagrave indicates that he was born 1/17/1905 and died 7/30/2005. (visit link)

Significant events in his lifetime include:

1905 - Takashi Shimura, who appeared in twenty-one of Akira Kurosawa's thirty films, is born in March.
1915 - "Typhoid Mary" Mallon is quarantined for the rest of her life.
1925 - "Battleship Potemkin", Sergei Eisenstein's film about the 1905 mutiny aboard the Potemkin, is released.
1935 - Faithful dog Hachiko dies on the spot where he had awaited his dead owner for nine years in Japan.
1945 - Europe sees the end of both Mussolini and Hitler, and World War II is over by the end of summer.
1955 - Mary Martin stars as "Peter Pan" airs on television for the first time.
1965 - Casey Stengel retires from baseball after fifty-five years.
1975 - Generalísimo Francisco Franco dies in Spain. Saturday Night Live still occasionally reports that he is still dead.
1985 - Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb to become Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader.
1995 - Timothy McVeigh sets off a bomb in Oklahoma City, OK, killing 168 people and injuring nearly 700. Jesus wept.
2005 - Eris is discovered way out in our solar system, setting the groundwork for Pluto's declassification as a planet.
Location of Headstone: Mesquite Cemetery

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