Thomas Eddy Lyon

23 April 1872–28 November 1959 (Age 87)
Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States

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

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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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 5
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
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

1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.

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

Possible Related Names

De Leon

Sources (18)

  • Thomas E Lyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas E Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas E Lyon, "United States Census, 1920"

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