Cyrus Haymond Maxwell

22 March 1863–25 July 1943 (Age 80)
St. George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States

The Life 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 Magisterial District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Morgan Magisterial 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
George Ralph Maxwell
Cyrus Haymond Maxwell Jr.

Spouse and Children

Tucker, West Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Rufus Maxwell


    Sarah Jane Bonnifield




    Wilson Bonnifield Maxwell


    Anziletta Elizabeth Maxwell


    Mary Angelina Maxwell


    Dorcas Angelica Maxwell



+8 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

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream (Old English well(a))’.2 Irish: this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell .3 Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Silas H Maxwell in household of Rufas Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cyrus A Maxwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cyrus H Maxwell, "United States Census, 1930"

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