Time Flies Dayhoff: America’s oldest banker when he died, John Cunningham enjoyed walking, cycling and poker

Time Flies Dayhoff: America’s oldest banker when he died, John Cunningham enjoyed walking, cycling and poker

January 11, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff

As we put away another year and look forward to a new one, it is only fitting that we remember one of the many great Carroll Countians that have gone before us: John H. Cunningham.

On Dec. 31, 1965, John Cunningham passed away within a few hours of his 99th birthday. Local historian Jay Graybeal wrote of “his rich life, including his interests in bicycling, walking and poker,” in a March 16, 1997 column in the Carroll County Times.

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Cunningham was born on New Year’s Day in 1867. According to his obit, “On January 1, 1885, while a senior at Western Maryland College, Mr. Cunningham began his banking career as a clerk with the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, [at 105 E. Main St. in Westminster] following the footsteps of his father William, who was a clerk there.”

He worked in the same office, with the same employer for his entire life — from 1885 until when he passed away in 1965. “Many days he walked the mile to work from his home at 95 West Green Street.”

Read the rest of the story here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/cc-lt-dayhoff-011319-story.html

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