Richard Leroy or LeFroy Lyon

Male10 January 1874–25 February 1946

Brief Life History of Richard Leroy or LeFroy

When Richard Leroy or LeFroy 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 or LeFroy Lyon
Mattie H Willard
Marriage: 23 December 1903
Howard Milton Lyon
Frances Edmond Lyon
Dorothy Elizabeth Lyon
Richard Willard Lyon
Eleanor Eva Lyon

Sources (28)

  • Richard L Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Lefroy Lyon - birth: 10 January 1874; Fairview Twp, Butler, Kansas, United States
  • Richard L Lyon, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1903Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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.


    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.

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