Cyrus Williams

11 November 1838–21 May 1913 (Age 74)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Cyrus

When Cyrus Williams was born on 11 November 1838, in Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Williams, was 48 and his mother, Anna Thurston Starbuck, was 42. He married Mary Jane Nixon on 9 March 1861, in Jefferson, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1880 and Sterling Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1895. He died on 21 May 1913, in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States.

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Cyrus Williams
Mary Jane Nixon
Marriage: 9 March 1861
Ella May Williams
Anna Jane Williams
Lucy Lou Estelle Williams
Albert Hugh Williams
Clara Belle Williams
Elva Marie Williams
Armintha Lillian Williams
Claire Frances Williams
Robert Elmer Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1861Jefferson, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 16
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 20
    Minnesota is the 32nd state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Cyrus Williams, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
    • Cyrus Williams in entry for Robert Elmer Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Cyrus Williams in household of Albert H Williams, "United States Census, 1910"

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