Francis Wyatt Lyman

4 July 1833–3 January 1901 (Age 67)
Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Francis Wyatt

When Francis Wyatt Lyman was born on 4 July 1833, in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, William Lee Lyman, was 34 and his mother, Mary Polly Woodward, was 30. He married Mary Aurora Benjamin on 5 April 1866, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1900. In 1860, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as chicago, milwaukee & st paul conductor. He died on 3 January 1901, in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Francis Wyatt Lyman
Mary Aurora Benjamin
Marriage: 5 April 1866

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5 April 1866
Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 1

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land ( see Layman ).2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.3 Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis W Lyman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank W. Lyman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Francis W. Lyman, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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