Cyrus E. Davis

6 November 1865–29 May 1919 (Age 53)
South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Cyrus E.

When Cyrus E. Davis was born on 6 November 1865, in South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William F Davis, was 48 and his mother, Fanny Boyden, was 38. He had at least 1 son with Sarah Jane Bolton. He died on 29 May 1919, at the age of 53.

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Cyrus E. Davis
Sarah Jane Bolton

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    William F Davis


    Fanny Boyden




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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 14

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 16

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Cyrus Davis in household of Wm L Davis, "United States Census, 1870"

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