Cyrus Haymond Maxwell

Male22 March 1863–25 July 1943

Brief Life History of Cyrus Haymond

When Cyrus Haymond Maxwell was born on 22 March 1863, in St. George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, his father, Rufus Maxwell, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Jane Bonnifield, was 28. He married Melvina Jane Adams in 1887, in Tucker, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Morgan District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 25 July 1943, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Haymond Maxwell
Melvina Jane Adams
Marriage: 1887
Hugh Thurman Maxwell
Ida "Ruth" Maxwell
Paul Rufus Maxwell
Dr George Ralph Maxwell
Cyrus Haymond Maxwell Jr.

Sources (23)

  • Silas H Maxwell in household of Rufas Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Serous H. Maxwell, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • C H Maxwell, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1887Tucker, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 2

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


    Age 23

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso, near Melrose in Roxburghshire, the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).

    Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall, see Miskell . This surname is common in Ulster.

    Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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