From the Sanders Family files of Legacy Keeper Donna Thompson.
Myra Agatha Sanders married Thomas Cosby Cunningham (b. 15 March 1896; d. 23 October 1977) on 16 February 1916, sitting in a buggy in her father’s front yard. Cosby worked in sawmills, on road and railroad construction, share-cropping, and in the shipyards in Mobile. Myra, in addition to raising the family, worked as a civil service worker at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Mississippi during World War 2 and later in a retail store in Aberdeen, Mississippi which eventually led them to open a dry goods store in Hamilton, Mississippi, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Cosby died one month after the picture below was taken in September, 1977. Cosby and Myra are buried at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, MS.
(Note: The full story of Cosby and Myra Cunningham’s life together can be found in the “Cunningham Family History” section of the “Cunninghams” menu option.)