George Fielding Lyon

30 April 1872–4 July 1936 (Age 64)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of George Fielding

When George Fielding Lyon was born on 30 April 1872, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Robert Lyon, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Jewell, was 31. He married Barbara Theresa Elble on 14 June 1899, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rocky Hill, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Fairmount, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 July 1936, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

George Fielding Lyon
Barbara Theresa Elble
Marriage: 14 June 1899
Fielding O Lyon
George Fielding Lyons Jr
George Schuman Lyon
Lillie Elizabeth Lyon
Theordore Burnett Lyon

Spouse and Children

14 June 1899
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


    Fielding O Lyon


    George Fielding Lyons Jr



    Lillie Elizabeth Lyon



Parents and Siblings

    James Robert Lyon


    Margaret Jewell




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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Sources (3)

  • George Lyons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Lyons, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George F Lyon, "United States Census, 1910"

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