Richard Leroy Lyon

10 January 1874–25 February 1946 (Age 72)
Fairview Township, Butler, Kansas, United States

The Life of Richard Leroy

When Richard Leroy Lyon was born on 10 January 1874, in Fairview Township, Butler, Kansas, United States, his father, Thomas Valentine Lyon, was 32 and his mother, Minerva Virginia Housekeeper, was 24. He married Mattie H Willard on 23 December 1903, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 25 February 1946, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Leroy Lyon
1874–1946
Mattie H Willard
1878–1918
Marriage: 23 December 1903
Howard Milton Lyon
1904–1975
Frances Edmond Lyon
1906–1982
Dorothy Elizabeth Lyon
1908–1990
Richard Willard Lyon
1909–1973
Eleanor Eva Lyon
1916–1968

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23 December 1903
Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States
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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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 3

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.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 19

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard L Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Lyon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard L Lyon in household of Thomas V Lyon, "United States Census, 1880"

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