Thomas Eddy Lyon

Male23 April 1872–28 November 1959

Brief Life History of Thomas Eddy

When Thomas Eddy Lyon was born on 23 April 1872, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States, his father, Thomas Valentine Lyon, was 31 and his mother, Minerva Virginia Housekeeper, was 23. He married Lela Milmine Smith on 1 September 1904, in Champaign Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and United States in 1949. He died on 28 November 1959, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in San Fernando Cemetery #3, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Eddy Lyon
Lela Milmine Smith
Marriage: 1 September 1904
Robert Melton Lyon
Thomas Milmine Lyon
John W Lyon
Marian Elizabeth Lyon
Mildred Elizabeth Lyon
Edward Philip Lyon
Lela Jane Lyon

Sources (21)

  • Thomas E Lyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas E Lyon in entry for Robert Melton Lyon and Martha Southall Dunn, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Thomas Lyon in entry for Lela Jane Koenig, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1904Champaign Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

    Age 4

    A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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