John William Lyon

Male10 November 1878–2 February 1950

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Lyon was born on 10 November 1878, in Patrick Parish, Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Silas Tazwell Tilbert Lyon, was 41 and his mother, Caroline Griffith, was 31. He married Sarah Sallie Sannar on 1 September 1897, in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Wallowa Election Precinct 3, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 2 February 1950, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wallowa, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Lyon
Sarah Sallie Sannar
Marriage: 1 September 1897
Lula Mae Lyon
Charles Lee Lyon
Robert Monroe Lyon
Etta Bell Lyon
Myrtle Melinda Lyon
Wilfred John Lyon
Ralph Franklin Lyon
Gilbert Irving Russell Lyon
Clarence Richard Lyon

Sources (32)

  • John W Lyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Lyon, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • John William Lyon, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1897Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries - 1896: Wallowa, Oregon, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 20

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and French: from the personal name Middle English Lyon, Old French Leon (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn; see Leon ). Compare Lyall .

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. It is unlikely to be from the better-known southern French city of Lyon (see 5 below).

    English and French: nickname from Middle English lioun ‘lion’ (Old English, Latin leo), Old French leon, perhaps applied to a brave, fierce, or proud person, or one with a shaggy mane of hair. Compare Lion .

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

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    Medical and other conditions

    John had chronic interstitial nephritis.

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