Emma H Lyon

about 1848–22 September 1919 (Age 71)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emma H

When Emma H Lyon was born about 1848, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Calvin Lyon, was 22 and her mother, Martha Cornelia Hart, was 22. She lived in Lansing, Lansing, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1870 and Genoa, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 32, her occupation is listed as music teacher in Tompkins, New York, United States. She died on 22 September 1919, in Vermont, United States, at the age of 71.

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Calvin Lyon
Martha Cornelia Hart
Emma H Lyon
Harriet Ellen Lyon
Jay Le Porte Lyon
George H Lyon

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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 15

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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  • Emma H Lyon in household of Calvin Lyon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma H Lyon in household of Calvin Lyon, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Emma H Lyon in household of Calvin Lyon, "United States Census, 1860"

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