Cecil Blaine Lyon

28 January 1913–18 December 1999 (Age 86)
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cecil Blaine

When Cecil Blaine Lyon was born on 28 January 1913, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Blaine Lyon, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Amelia Duncan, was 22. He married Margaret L. Downey on 24 April 1937. He lived in Greene Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 December 1999, in East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greene Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Cecil Blaine Lyon
Dolores J. Dunn
Marriage: 3 July 1999

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Cesil B Lyons in household of Harry B Lyons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil B Lyon in household of Harry B Lyon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecil B Lyon, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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