Cyrus P Needham

March 1862–11 February 1938 (Age 75)
Kendall Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cyrus P

When Cyrus P Needham was born in March 1862, in Kendall Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States, his father, Washington Needham, was 32 and his mother, Lorinda O. Helmer, was 37. He married Helene Arnold on 21 November 1911, in King, Washington, United States. He lived in Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 11 February 1938, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States.

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Cyrus P Needham
Helene Arnold
Marriage: 21 November 1911

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    Helene Arnold


21 November 1911
King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 20

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, so named from Old English nēd ‘need’, ‘hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, i.e. a place that provided a poor living.2 Irish (County Mayo): English surname adopted as an equivalent of Irish Ó Niadh ( see Nee ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cyrus P Needham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cyrus P Needham, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Cyrus P Nedham, "United States Census, 1930"

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