Cyrus E. Rawson

26 Aug 1870 - 18 Oct 1939

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Cyrus E. Rawson

26 Aug 1870 - 18 Oct 1939
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Cyrus Edgar Rawson, my grandfather, was born on August 26, 1870 in Ogden, Utah. He was the oldest of 8 children – 6 boys and 2 girls. They spent their childhood in Kanesville, Utah. Grandpa was of good pioneer stock. His father, Cyrus Rawson was the son of Horace Strong Rawson and Elizabeth Coffin
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Cyrus E. Rawson

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Ogden City Cemetery

1875 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, Weber, Utah
United States
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July 13, 2013
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Cyrus Edgar Rawson & Nellie Mae Brown Rawson By: Belva Rawson Moyle

Contributor: jillpz Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Cyrus Edgar Rawson, my grandfather, was born on August 26, 1870 in Ogden, Utah. He was the oldest of 8 children – 6 boys and 2 girls. They spent their childhood in Kanesville, Utah. Grandpa was of good pioneer stock. His father, Cyrus Rawson was the son of Horace Strong Rawson and Elizabeth Coffin who came west with the Pioneers and were church and civic leaders. Grandpa’s mother, Mary Lucy Dixon, must have been a lovely lady from what little I can find out about her. She had been raised in a good home. Her parents were converts to the church. Her father, William Wilkinson Dixon, joined the church in New York when he was 21 years old. Her mother Sabra Lake, living in Canada with her parents, was contacted by Brigham Young when he was a missionary there and the whole family joined. They moved to Kirtland, Ohio where they assisted in the building of the Kirtland Temple. From there they moved to Nauvoo, and assisted with the building of the Nauvoo Temple. Mary Lucy was born in Missouri as the Westward trip was being made. When grandpa was just 12 years old his mother died in childbirth leaving him and 6 younger brothers and sisters. His father remarried the following year and in time he had 7 half-brothers and sisters. (His father married sisters) Nellie Mae Brown, my grandmother, was born October 28, 1880 in Huntsville, Utah. She was the 5th child of 12, having 9 girls and 3 boys in the family. Her father, James Harvey Brown, was the son of Captain James Brown who was one of the founders of Ogden City and Captain of Company c of the Mormon Battalion. Ogden was first called Brownsville in 1848 and later the name was changed to Ogden. James Harvey Brown was born in Winter Quarters to the Captain and Sarah Steadwell. He was their only child; however, Captain Brown had several wives so James Harvey had numerous brothers and sisters. Grandma’s mother, Elizabeth Leah Williams, was born in Wales. She said her mother was short, had dark eyes and her father James Harvey Brown, had dark curly hair, heavy build, and worked in a blacksmith shop. Grandma spent her early years in Huntsville, attending school there and when about 15 she lived with Aunt Lizzy in Ogden and attended Grant School. When she was 19 or 20 she moved to Ogden with Aunt Rachel (her sister) and worked doing house work. She earned $3.00 a week. It was during this time that she met Grandpa Rawson. One Sunday afternoon she went to visit her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dan Rawson, in Ogden. Cyrus a handsome young man about 29 years, was there also visiting as Dan was his cousin. Grandma said, “We liked each other right off.” Two years later they were married. She was 21 and he 31 years of age. They took the train to Salt Lake to be married in the Temple by John R Wendel and upon their return they lived in 5 Points for a short time and then to Warren. Harvey and Parley were born there. Fifteen days before Frank was born in 1912 they moved to their own home and farm about two miles from the “Marriott Place”. Ina Mae, their only daughter, was born in their new home. Grandpa died at his home in Plain City on October 18, 1939 after suffering a stroke. His funeral was held in the Plain City Church and he was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery. He was 69 when he died. Grandma stayed with Aunt Rachel awhile, and then in 1939 she moved to a home on Grant Ave with daughter Ina and her husband. From there she moved to a duplex on 24th Street and lived alone. She worked at the Deseret Industries and the Ogden Arsenal, then back to the Deseret Industries. She saved enough money to build a home at 181-40th Street, across the street from Ina, and moved in about 1947. Grandma was a very independent person and although she loved her children and wanted to visit them, when night came she wanted to be home. In the summer of1960 she suffered a severe heart attack and was taken to the hospital. When the time came that she could leave the hospital, but must have some nursing care, she decided she would like to spend the winter at the New Chronic Hospital in Roy. She seemed to enjoy the other ladies at the hospital and she could have the care she needed and her family wasn’t trained to give her. She was able once again to attend church meetings at the hospital and she seemed to enjoy this. It was while at the Hospital in Roy that grandma passed away on November 22, 1960, at the age of 80. Grandma had had a full life, she had accomplished many things. At the time of her death Grandma had 3 living children, Harvey having died on December 4, 1938, 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Life timeline of Cyrus E. Rawson

1870
Cyrus E. Rawson was born on 26 Aug 1870
Cyrus E. Rawson was 13 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
1883
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Cyrus E. Rawson was 28 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
1898
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Cyrus E. Rawson was 38 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
1908
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Cyrus E. Rawson was 47 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
1917
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Cyrus E. Rawson was 59 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
1929
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Cyrus E. Rawson died on 18 Oct 1939 at the age of 69
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