Wallace Benjamin Lyons

10 March 1898–11 August 1981 (Age 83)
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wallace Benjamin

When Wallace Benjamin Lyons was born on 10 March 1898, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Richard Henry Lyons, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Angeline Parker, was 35. He married Alice Marie Higginbottom on 2 October 1920, in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 11 August 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Benjamin Lyons
Alice Marie Higginbottom
Marriage: 2 October 1920
Juanita Mae Lyons
Virginia Verniece Lyons
Dolores Avon Lyons
Elaine Ardath Lyons

Spouse and Children

2 October 1920
Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Angeline Parker




    John Henry Lyons


    Etta May Lyons



    Nellie Ray Lyons



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lyon 3.2 Irish: variant of Lyon 4.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wallace B Lyons, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Wallace V Lyons in household of Richard H Lyons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wallace B Lyons, "United States Census, 1940"

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