Sylvester V Lyon

11 January 1862–6 April 1941 (Age 79)
Doddridge, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Sylvester V

When Sylvester V Lyon was born on 11 January 1862, in Doddridge, West Virginia, United States, his father, Eli Lyon, was 32 and his mother, Julia Ann Hall, was 27. He married Effa Alice Rogers on 1 February 1886, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Sardis District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Eagle District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 April 1941, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shinnston, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Sylvester V Lyon
Effa Alice Rogers
Marriage: 1 February 1886

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1 February 1886
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

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Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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  • Sylvester Lyon in household of Eli Lyon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sylvester Lyon in household of Eli Lyon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sylvester Lyons, "United States Census, 1940"

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