Cyrus Wicklif Brookshire

Male2 April 1845–9 October 1885

Brief Life History of Cyrus Wicklif

When Cyrus Wicklif Brookshire was born on 2 April 1845, in Scott Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, his father, Swan Brookshire, was 29 and his mother, Sarah M. Harrison, was 26. He married Mary Margaret Hart on 1 November 1864, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1883. In 1883, his occupation is listed as iceman in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States. He died on 9 October 1885, in Scott Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Parkersburg, Scott Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Cyrus Wicklif Brookshire
Mary Margaret Hart
Marriage: 1 November 1864
Fernando Swan Brookshire
Lenora Brookshire
Evoril Brookshire
James Harrison Brookshire
Leone Elizabeth Brookshire

Sources (22)

  • Cyrus Brookshire (boarder in household of George D Stafford), "United States Census, 1880" (Richland Twp, Butler, Kansas)
  • Cyrus W. Brookshire & Mary M. Hart, "Indiana, Montgomery County, marriage records" (1864)
  • Cyrus W Brookshire, "Find A Grave Index" (Parkersburg, Montgomery, Indiana: 1885)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1864Montgomery, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Kansas Territory, United States 1855: Atchison, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Atchison, Kansas, United States

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 11

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): probably a variant of Brookshaw .

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

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