Florence Mary Lyon

8 February 1902–25 December 2012 (Age 110)
Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Florence Mary

When Florence Mary Lyon was born on 8 February 1902, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, George Lyon, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Alice Woolf, was 35. She married Bert Clarence Canonic on 4 August 1927, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States. She lived in Metropolis, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1920 and Verdi Township, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1940. She died on 25 December 2012, in Arcadia, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 110, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bert Clarence Canonic
Florence Mary Lyon
Marriage: 4 August 1927

Spouse and Children

    Bert Clarence Canonic



4 August 1927
Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 6

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Age 29

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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Story Highlight

Graveside Service Florence Lyon Canonic

Graveside Service 10:00 am, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Mountain View Cemetery Reno, Nevada Presiding: Bishop Bryce Rader Conducting Bishop Bryce Rader Opening Prayer Laurine Marshall (Granddaughter) …

Sources (3)

  • Florence Lyon in household of George Lyon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Florence Canonic in household of Bert Canonic, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Lyon in household of George Lyon, "United States Census, 1910"

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