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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DOMINICK O. CUNNINGHAM, glass-manufacturer, Pittsburgh. The successful glass-manufacturing business of which the subject of this sketch is the head was originally established in 1849 as the Pittsburgh City Glass works by Wilson Cunningham, his two brothers and George Duncan. In 1865 the firm became Cunningham & Ihmsen, and in 1878 the interest of Dominick Ihmsen was purchased, and the firm became Cunningham & Co., composed of Messrs. Wilson, Robert and D. O. Cunningham. Two years later D. O. Cunningham, son of Wilson Cunningham, became the sole owner of the business. This embraced two extensive plants for the manufacture of window-glass, bottles and fruit-jars, one at Twenty-second and the other at Twenty-sixth street, on Jane street, South Side. The works were recognized as among the representative in the city.

D. O. Cunningham was born in Allegheny county, in 1834, was educated in the glass business from his youth, and is a thoroughly practical and experienced glassmaker. He is also the senior member of the large lumber firm of Schuette & Co., a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a director of the City Insurance company, and is identified with all improvements tending to develop the best interests of the city. His political affiliations are with the protection wing of the democratic party, and he is strongly opposed to all legislation having a tendency to control the individual in his rights to utilize as food or drink those blessings which nature has so bountifully provided.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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