Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Lyon

The Tombstone featured here, of young Harry Lyon [my first cousin 3 times removed], was my first exposure to this type of monument- about ten years ago. Have seen a lot since, but I still remember this one because of the family details.

Here is a close up.
Here is the parent's story.
"William Eugene LYON, the son of Nathan and Roxane (BATES) LYON was born in Warrenville, Ohio, May 19, 1851. He settled in Greenwood county, Kansas, in the fall of 1869. Sometime later, he moved to Illinois and was united in marriage to Miss Fanny Kinnick, December 31, 1879, at Mineral, Illinois, where they lived a short time.

Fanny Susan KINNICK was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on November 1, 1851, the youngest daughter of Walter W. and Susan (SCHWYHART) KINNICK. [She was my second great grand aunt]

The Lyons moved to Ness county, Kansas, in 1882, and located on a homestead south of Utica, where they lived the rest of their lives.

Their only son, Harry, was born 5 Mar 1887. He only lived for seven years, six months and ten days. He died 15 Sep 1894. He was the first person to be buried in the Utica Cemetery.

Mrs. Lyon passed away at her home south of Utica, February 18, 1926, at the age of 74 years, three months and 17 days.

Mr. Lyon departed this life at the Midwest hospital in Ransom, after several months of illness, Sunday, August 17, 1930, at the age of 79 years, 2 month and 28 days."

Here is the tombstone of the parents.

When we went to visit this site, we did not know they had a child. Quite a find.

Family is Forever! ;-)

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