Cyrus Pruett

Male29 March 1867–15 February 1942

Brief Life History of Cyrus

When Cyrus Pruett was born on 29 March 1867, in Texas, United States, his father, Henry B. Pruitt, was 45 and his mother, Elmira Wickson, was 40. He married Mary Ray on 24 August 1893, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Davis Township, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Cherokee, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 15 February 1942, in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Cyrus Pruett
Mary Ray
Marriage: 24 August 1893
Virginia Pruett
Fred William Pruett
Zalford Pruett
Zeffie Pruett
Charles Louis Pruett

Sources (22)

  • Cruse Prewitt in household of Henry Prewitt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cyrus Pruett - Published information: birth: 29 March 1867; Texas, United States
  • Cyrus Pruett, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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  • Marriage
    24 August 1893Bell, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

    Age 3

    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.


    Age 22

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): variant of Prewitt .

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

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