Lora (Laura) Cyr

Brief Life History of Lora (Laura)

When Lora (Laura) Cyr was born on 2 November 1904, in Grand Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, Wilfred Aubert Cyr, was 43 and her mother, Alice Chasse, was 23.

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Lora (Laura) Cyr

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  • Birth record of Lora (Laura) Cyr of Willie Cyr, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Lora Cyr, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (3)

1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1906 · Licencing Butchers

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Marcel, Normand, Fernand, Alban, Lucien, Adrien, Andre, Cecile, Pierre, Alphy, Emile.

French: from the personal name Cyr, a vernacular shortened form of Latin Cyriacus (see Cyriac , compare Cyriaque ), a Christian saint's name. The cult of St. Cyriacus (French name St. Cyr), a probably fictitious 4th-century infant saint, said to have been martyred at Tarsus with his mother Julitta, was particularly strong in medieval France. Compare St. Cyr .

Alternatively, an altered form of French Sire 1 ‘lord’. Compare Sear 2 and Sears 3.

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

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