Cyrus W. Wickersham

Brief Life History of Cyrus W.

When Cyrus W. Wickersham was born on 11 August 1830, in Fairfield MM, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Wickersham, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Pierce, was 37. He married Susanna Leymaster on 26 January 1855, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Logan, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Zanesfield, Jefferson Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 7 January 1904, in Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Jerusalem, Logan, Ohio, United States.

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Cyrus W. Wickersham
Susanna Leymaster
Marriage: 26 January 1855
Irene Wickersham

Sources (8)

  • Cy Wickersham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cyrus Wickersham, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Cyrus Wickersham, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex): habitational name from a lost place called Wyckeresham in Framfield (Sussex). The etymology of the placename probably derives from an unknown personal name + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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