Cornelius Lyman

2 April 1877–12 April 1937 (Age 60)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

The Life of Cornelius

When Cornelius Lyman was born on 2 April 1877, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, his father, Lorenzo Snow Lyman, was 25 and his mother, Zuriah Rowley, was 21. He married Edith Mary Shuman on 9 August 1900, in Bloomington, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 12 April 1937, in Fort Miley Military Reservation, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Lyman
Edith Mary Shuman
Marriage: 9 August 1900
Dorothy Lyman
Chester Harvey Lyman
Celenia Irene Lyman
Vivian Mary Lyman

Spouse and Children

9 August 1900
Bloomington, San Bernardino, California, United States


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 14

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Cornelius Lyman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Conelius Lyman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cornelius Lyman, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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