Cyrus West Field

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Cyrus West Field

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Berkshire, MA, United States
Death: July 12, 1892 (72)
Westchester, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. David Dudley Field, Sr. and Submit Field
Husband of Mary Bryan Stone
Father of Mary Grace Field; Edward Morse Field and Cyrus William Field
Brother of David Field, II; Emilia Ann Brewer; Timothy Beals Field; Matthew D Dickinson Field; Jonathan Edwards Field, Sr and 3 others

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About Cyrus West Field

Cyrus West Field (November 30, 1819–July 12, 1892) was an American businessman and financier who led the Atlantic Telegraph Company, the company that successfully laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858. The cable broke down three weeks afterward. In 1866, Field laid a new, more durable trans-Atlantic cable which provided almost instant communication across the Atlantic. On his return to Newfoundland, he grappled the cable he had attempted to lay the previous year and which had parted in mid-ocean, reattached it to new wire, thus allowing for a second, backup wire for communication. In December 1884, the Canadian Pacific Railway named the community of Field, British Columbia, Canada in his honor.

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Cyrus West Field's Timeline

November 30, 1819
Berkshire, MA, United States
October 10, 1841
Age 21
New York City, Manhatten, New York, USA
July 4, 1855
Age 35
New York, New York, USA
March 15, 1857
Age 37
July 12, 1892
Age 72
Westchester, NY, United States