Mamie Lyon

1 December 1881–31 October 1964 (Age 82)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mamie

When Mamie Lyon was born on 1 December 1881, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, her father, Edward Dewitt Lyon, was 28 and her mother, Dora Susan Mitchell, was 21. She married Caiphas Shepherd Allen on 4 November 1908, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dutchville Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 31 October 1964, in Creedmoor, Granville, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Caiphas Shepherd Allen
Mamie Lyon
Marriage: 4 November 1908
Edward Dupree Allen

Spouse and Children

    Caiphas Shepherd Allen



4 November 1908
Granville, North Carolina, United States


    Edward Dupree Allen


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Dewitt Lyon


    Dora Susan Mitchell




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 16

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

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.

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 (2)

  • Mamie Lyon in household of Edward Lyon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mamie Lyon Allen in the North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976

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