When May Belle Lyon was born on 31 January 1870, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States, her father, Thomas Valentine Lyon, was 29 and her mother, Minerva Virginia Housekeeper, was 21. She married William Gibson Clark on 11 March 1894, in Bala, Riley, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. She died on 17 April 1950, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.
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 .
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