Mary Balls

9 August 1851–17 May 1923 (Age 71)
Linstead Parva, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Balls was born on 9 August 1851, in Linstead Parva, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Balls, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Baxter, was 22. She married Charles Lyon on 1 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Chediston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 17 May 1923, in Firth, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Lyon
Mary Balls
Marriage: 1 March 1869
Susan Meretta Lyon
Sarah Elizabeth Lyon
Charles William Lyon
Emma Jane Lyon
Mary Ann Lyon
Ellen Eliza Lyon
John Joseph Lyon
George Edward Lyon
James Heber Lyon
Ada May Lyon
Charlottie Matilda Lyon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex): variant of Ball , with excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Charles Lyon (Tyers)

    Charles Lyon (Tyers) was born in Dawsby, England on Dec. 5th 1847. His parents were Thomas Tyers and Susan Lyon. He left his home and parents at the age of seven and went to live with his grandparent …

    Sources (71)

    • Mary Balls in household of John Balls, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Lyon in entry for James H. Lyon and Elsie A. Criddle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Lyon in entry for Charles Lyon, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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