Caroline Holland

29 June 1839–2 May 1912 (Age 72)
Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Holland was born on 29 June 1839, in Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Crookston, Sr., was 17 and her mother, Ann W Welch, was 12. She married John Lyon Sr on 28 March 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 May 1912, in Holbrook, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lyon Sr
1803–1889
Caroline Holland
1839–1912
Marriage: 28 March 1856
Joseph Young Lyon
1857–1929
Sarah Elizabeth Lyon
1859–1904
William Augustus Lyon
1861–1939
David Ross Lyon
1864–1940
Alexander Lyon
1866–1938
James Lyon
1869–1899
Eliza Snow Lyon
1872–1944

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860
    Age 21
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.English: habitational name from Downholland or Upholland (Lancashire), Hulland (Derbyshire), the Parts of Holland, one of the three administrative subdivisions of Lincolnshire, any of the four places called Hoyland (southern Yorkshire), and possibly Great and Little Holland (Essex). The placenames all derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + land ‘land’.English: habitational name either from Hoeland (Farm) in Bury (Sussex), or from Holland's Barn in Albourne (Sussex). The placename in Bury has the same etymology as in 1 above, while the placename in Albourne may derive from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + land ‘land’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hollands
    Howland
    Hollander
    Holand
    Aland
    Hollon

    Story Highlight

    UNCLE NICK AND THE TRAIN ROBBERS AND OTHER STORIES – HOW THE CROOKSTON AND LYON FAMILIES ARE CONNECTED By Joseph Lynn Lyon July 2017

    As a small child at bedtime my father (Thomas Edgar Lyon) would tell my twin brother and me stories about a man named Uncle Nick. He was a frontier sheriff and these stories were about crimes such as …

    Sources (37)

    • Caroline Holland in entry for David Ross Lyon, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Caroline Holland in household of William Holland, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Caroline H. Lyon, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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