Chester Aubra Lyon

Male16 December 1893–March 1984

Brief Life History of Chester Aubra

When Chester Aubra Lyon was born on 16 December 1893, in Sardis, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Porter Lyon, was 24 and his mother, Mary Savannah Whiteman, was 23. He married Ethel Frances Pigott on 4 March 1915, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Leadsville, Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died in March 1984, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 90.

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Chester Aubra Lyon
Ethel Frances Pigott
Marriage: 4 March 1915
Mary Laverna Lyon

Sources (18)

  • Chester Lyons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chester O. Lyon, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Chester Aubrey Lyon, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1915Harrison, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 24

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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