Mary Elizabeth Cyrus

Female16 December 1850–11 October 1859

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Cyrus was born on 16 December 1850, in Scio, Linn, Oregon, United States, her father, William Cyrus, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Deakins, was 34. She died on 11 October 1859, in her hometown, at the age of 8, and was buried in Sacheon-si, South Gyeongsang, Korea.

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William Cyrus
Mary Ann Deakins
Rebecca Jane Cyrus
Enoch Cyrus
Rachael Cyrus Dorris
Hepsabah Cyrus
Henry Cyrus
Charlotte Christine Cyrus
Mary Elizabeth Cyrus
Elmira Cyrus
Nancy Ellen Cyrus
Christina Melvina Cyrus
John Ensley Cyrus

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    World Events (2)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

    Age 9

    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries 1848: Linn, Oregon Territory, United States 1859: Linn, Oregon, United States

    Name Meaning

    German, Polish, Czech, and West Indian (Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada): from the Latin personal name Cyrus, derived from the Greek form, Kyros, of the name of several kings of Persia. The origin of the name is not known, but in the early Christian period it was associated with Greek kyrios ‘lord’ (see Cyriac ), and was borne by various Christian saints, including an Egyptian martyr and a bishop of Carthage.

    Polish: derivative of Middle High German zier, ziere ‘precious, wonderful, beautiful’.

    Americanized form of Greek Kyros, from the personal name Kyros (see 1 above).

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

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