Lillian Elva Pratt

Brief Life History of Lillian Elva

When Lillian Elva Pratt was born on 6 May 1894, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Asa L Pratt, was 38 and her mother, Frances Sinia "Francina" Bryant, was 33. She married James Elma Lyon on 17 December 1916, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Smith River District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1966, in Stuart, Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Woolwine, Patrick, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elma Lyon
1892–1981
Lillian Elva Pratt
1894–1966
Marriage: 17 December 1916
Sherman Elma Lyon
1918–2006
Virginia Elva Lyon
1919–1923
Dallas York Lyon
1921–1992
Alvin France Lyon
1923–2005
Wavie Eldean Lyon
1926–2010
Hubert Lyon
1931–2017

Sources (15)

  • Lillian E Lyon in household of J Elma Lyon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Elva Pratt, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Lillian Pratt Lyon, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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