Charles Byron Lyon

10 June 1854–
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles Byron

When Charles Byron Lyon was born on 10 June 1854, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lafayette Lyon, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Reynolds, was 30. He married Mary Hepsey Crandall on 30 September 1873. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Herrick Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years.

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Charles Byron Lyon
Mary Hepsey Crandall
Marriage: 30 September 1873
Alice Georgianna Lyon
Ida May Lyon
Alie Lyon
Robert Burns Lyon
Ida Lyon

Spouse and Children


    Mary Hepsey Crandall


30 September 1873


    Alice Georgianna Lyon


    Ida May Lyon


    Alie Lyon


    Robert Burns Lyon


    Ida Lyon


Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Reynolds




World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

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.

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles B Lynn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles B Lyon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • C. B. Lyon in entry for Will J. Campbell and Alice Georgianna Lyon, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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