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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Browne Lyons
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1877
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1948
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Mary Elizabeth, lovingly, known as Lizzie to her family. She was the daughter of former Mayor of Houston, John T. Browne, who served two terms in office from 1892 to 1896 and later continued his political career in the Texas Legislature, and wife Mary Jane Bergin. She was born the fourth of twelve children to her parents.

At the age of 20 she married Michael Cusack Lyons, in Houston on April 20, 1897. Michael had emigrated from Ireland and became a successful business man in the grocery business. Lizzie and Michael had eleven children, ten girls and one boy. After twenty-seven years of marriage, Lizzie was widowed by Michael's unexpected death. She continued to operate the family grocery business, Lyons Grocery, for an additional decade and raise their younger children through the Great Depression era. She was known to help customers struggling during this time in her grocery business; and provide for those who stopped at her home, with food or clothing, where an X had been placed on the sidewalk left by the hungry who had already received her kindness and offerings.

Lizzie lived to the age of 71 years. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Thomas Browne (1845 - 1941)
  Mary Jane Bergin Browne (1850 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Michael Cusack Lyons (1868 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Jane Lyons Kornmayer (1899 - 1976)*
  Susan Winifred Lyons Riordan (1901 - 1991)*
  Margaret Lyons Collerain (1905 - 1927)*
  Alice Ruth Lyons (1906 - 1978)*
  Elizabeth Browne Lyons (1907 - 1998)*
  Helen Violet Lyons Clark (1909 - 1946)*
  Catherine Agnes Lyons Reinecker (1910 - 2001)*
  Madelyn Gertrude Lyons Forman (1912 - 2008)*
  Loretta Cusack Lyons (1913 - 1982)*
  Winifred Lillian Lyons Lutz (1915 - 2001)*
  Michael Cusack Lyons (1916 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Michael Browne (1872 - 1938)*
  Thomas William Browne (1873 - 1939)*
  Joseph E Browne (1875 - 1915)*
  Mary Elizabeth Browne Lyons (1877 - 1948)
  Frank Bergen Browne (1879 - 1956)*
  Margaret Josephine Browne Richter (1882 - 1979)*
  Catherine Agnes Browne Rickert (1891 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Denise Nivens Fouts
Originally Created by: KatieMac
Record added: Mar 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125758190
Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Browne</i> Lyons
Added by: Denise Nivens Fouts
 
Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Browne</i> Lyons
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Mary Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Browne</i> Lyons
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