William Cyr

24 June 1879–
Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of William

When William Cyr was born on 24 June 1879, in Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Francois Xavier Cyr, was 53 and his mother, Marie Anne Theriault, was 45. He married Julia Louise Thibodeau on 21 January 1901, in Sainte-Anne, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada for about 30 years.

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Family Time Line

William Cyr
Julia Louise Thibodeau
Marriage: 21 January 1901
Armand Cyr
Abel J Cyr

Spouse and Children


    Julia Louise Thibodeau


21 January 1901
Sainte-Anne, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada


    Armand Cyr


    Abel J Cyr


Parents and Siblings

    Francois Xavier Cyr


    Marie Anne Theriault




    Paul Cyr


    Sophie Cyr


    Zithée Cyr



    Wilfred Cyr


+12 More Children

World Events (6)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 1

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 22

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 58

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

Name Meaning

French: from the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios ‘lord’, ‘master’. This name was borne by a 4th-century martyr, a small child martyred with his mother St. Julitta in 304 ad ( see Quilici ). In North America it is sometimes Americanized as Sears .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cyr in household of Xavia Cyr, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Willie X Cyr in entry for Abel Cyr and M Alma Thibodeau, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Willie Cyr, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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