Cyrus Milton Leas

10 August 1856–1 September 1949 (Age 93)
Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Cyrus Milton

When Cyrus Milton Leas was born on 10 August 1856, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Milton Leas, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Edson, was 21. He married Nancy Jane Custer on 5 March 1882, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Union Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 1 September 1949, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Green Castle, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Milton Leas
Nancy Jane Custer
Marriage: 5 March 1882
Fanny Ethel Leas
Ora Eldon Leas
Archie Milton Leas
Esta Gladys Leas
Emma Leas
Ruth Leas
Foster Norman Leas

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Jane Custer


5 March 1882
Sullivan, Missouri, United States


    Fanny Ethel Leas


    Ora Eldon Leas


    Archie Milton Leas



    Emma Leas


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Milton Leas


    Sarah Elizabeth Edson





    Oscar Hardin Leas


    Ella Mildred Leas



    Arthur Milton Leas


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 23

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 25

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: possibly a reduced and altered form of McLeish .2 English: see Lees 2.3 Americanized form of German Lasch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cyrus Leas in household of Milton Leas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cyrus M Lease, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cyrus Lease, "United States Census, 1910"

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