Cunningham (Thomas McHutchin and Hilda) Scrapbooks

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Cunningham (Thomas McHutchin and Hilda) Scrapbooks

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Thomas McHutchin (T.M.) Cunningham (1887-1979), Presbyterian pastor, was born March 22, 1887 in Turnersville, Texas. On February 14, 1923, he married Hilda Lydia Hugon (1889 - ?). Hilda Cunningham was born December 8, 1889. The couple had one daughter, Hilda Grace (Tinker), born in 1928. Both T.M. and Hilda were very active in the Presbyterian Church in Texas.

T.M. received a Bachelor's degree of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1916. T.M. served in various capacities ranging from pastor to musician to Director of Religious Education at many Presbyterian churches in Texas, primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, through the 1930s. From 1941-1947 he was a professor of Bible & History at Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas.

Hilda Cunningham attended North Texas State Normal School (now the University of North Texas) to obtain teacher training from 1916 until her graduation in 1918. In 1933, Hilda assumed the presidency of the Texas Synodical of U.S. Presbyterian women. She had been the president of the Fort Worth Presbyterial previous to this appointment. She also served as secretary of the Women's Advisory Committee of the Presbyterian Church during this time.

The complete inventory for the Thomas McHutchin (T.M.) and Hilda Cunningham papers is available here: http://www.austinseminary.edu/page.cfm?p=794

These images are from three scrapbooks that were most likely compiled by Hilda Grace Cunningham. The Hilda and T.M.C. scrapbooks, respectively, document the life and interests of Hilda and Tom. The Hilda and Tom scrapbook primarily contains photographs and materials relating to their activities together with the church, family, and travels.

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Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #20
Photographs and clipping, taken from page 20 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom and guest at his 90th birthday party on March 22, 1977 (upper left). Tom, Martha Howell, Lila, Tinker and Hilda at Tom's 91st birthday party in…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #19
Photographs, taken from page 19 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom and Hilda, August 1974 (upper left). Tom and Hilda, Christmas 1975 (upper right). Tom, Tinker, and Chris, May 1976 (middle left). Tom at an Eliasville Reunion…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #18
Photographs, taken from page 18 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom, Tinker, Bill, Robin and Suzanne at Tom's 50 year reunion for Austin College (upper left). Tom and Hilda, Easter of 1964 (upper right). Hilda and family,…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #17
Clipping, taken from page 17 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom retired (a second time) 1967 after serving as the supply pastor for the Sanger-Valley View United Presbyterian churches for fifteen years.

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #16
Documents, taken from page 16 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #15
Card, clipping, and letter, taken from page 15 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom and Hilda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party thrown by Tinker and Bill on February 18, 1973 at the Women's Club Building in…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #14
Letter and photographs, taken from page 14 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Hilda and Olna Boaz singing "Happy Birthday" to Tom on his 90th birthday on Mar 22, 1977 (upper left). Tom in a state coach in the Johnny Caces…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #13
Clipping, postcard, and letter, taken from page 13 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #12
Photographs and documents, taken from page 12 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom, Hilda and Mrs. Marshall (Bessie Fay's Mother-in-law) with Ronnie and Randy Lee Carey at Boys' Ranch shortly before Labor Day in 1967 (upper…

Cunningham Family Scrapbook - "Tom and Hilda." Page #11
Documents, taken from page 11 of the Cunningham family scrapbook "Tom and Hilda."

Tom flew a Ercoupe, often flying over a hundred miles, among his trips, Tom flew to visit his sister Edna at her west Texas ranch, to visit his sister Lila in…
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