John Raymond Lyon

3 October 1899–23 January 1918 (Age 18)
Perry Township, Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Raymond

When John Raymond Lyon was born on 3 October 1899, in Perry Township, Martin, Indiana, United States, his father, Joel Campbell Lyon, was 46 and his mother, Adaline "Addie" Cannon, was 27. He lived in Brown Township, Martin, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 January 1918, in League Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Loogootee, Perry Township, Martin, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Campbell Lyon
Adaline "Addie" Cannon
John Raymond Lyon
Carrie Mae Lyon
James Everett Lyon

Parents and Siblings


    Adaline "Addie" Cannon




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

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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Sources (3)

  • John Lyons in household of Joel Lyons, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John R Lyon in household of Joseph C Lyon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • SMN John Raymond Lyon, "Find A Grave Index"

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