Laura Jesse Shay

11 January 1877–12 April 1953 (Age 76)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Laura Jesse

When Laura Jesse Shay was born on 11 January 1877, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, James Winston Shay, was 44 and her mother, Jane Ryerson Poinier, was 38. She married Samuel David Lyon on 16 April 1891. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States for about 23 years. She died on 12 April 1953, in Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel David Lyon
1872–1934
Laura Jesse Shay
1877–1953
Marriage: 16 April 1891
Isabella Laura Lyon
1896–1897
Lucille Poinier Lyon
1897–1985
Edith Sarah Jane Lyon
1900–1994
Samuel David Lyon
1902–1905
Grace Winston Lyon
1904–1993
Harriet Emma Lyon
1906–1932
Winston Harper Lyon
1908–1968
Samuel David Lyon
1910–1971
Margaret Florence Lyon
1911–1999
James Hamilton Lyon
1913–1978

Spouse and Children

    Samuel David Lyon

    Male1872–1934Male

    Female1877–1953Female

MARRIAGE
16 April 1891
Grace Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Missouri
children

(10)

    Isabella Laura Lyon

    Female1896–1897Female

    Female1897–1985Female

    Female1900–1994Female

    Samuel David Lyon

    Male1902–1905Male

    Grace Winston Lyon

    Female1904–1993Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1832–1879Male

    Jane Ryerson Poinier

    Female1838–1914Female

siblings

(10)

    Harriet Amanda Shay

    Female1858–1935Female

    William Fairchild Shay

    Male1860–1861Male

    Henry Winston Shay

    Male1862–1863Male

    Alice Ann Shay

    Female1864–1883Female

    Mary Caroline Shay

    Female1867–1881Female

+5 More Children

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.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 20

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Shea .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Lyon in household of Samuel D Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Lyon in household of Samuel D Lyon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Lyon in household of Samuel Lyon, "United States Census, 1910"

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