Richard Leroy Lyon

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

The Life Summary 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 25. 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1903Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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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.
    1889
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries - 1889: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States; 1911: Bonneville, Idaho, United States
    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Lyons
    Lyall
    Lion
    Louden
    Leon

    Sources (24)

    • Richard L Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Richard Lyon in entry for Oscar L. Olson and Eleanor Sacolich, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Richard L Lyon in entry for Richard Willard Lyon, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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