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William Cotter Lyon
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1841
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1908
Ohio, USA


William C. Lyon was an American Republican politician who served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1888 to 1890.

Lyon was born July, 1814 at Homer Medina County, Ohio. His mother died in Michigan in 1847, and his father was murdered in Putnam County, Ohio in 1853. He was left at age twelve to care for himself and his younger orphan siblings. He learned the shoemaker's trade, educated himself and sometimes attended the Seville Academy.
At outbreak of the Insurrection, he enlisted in the Twenty-third Ohio Regiment. He served two years as a private before being made a commissioned officer. Thirteen months before the end of the war, he was captured and imprisoned in a POW camp. After release he was made a captain.

After the war he returned to the shoe business in Medina County, and moved to Newark, Licking County in 1870. In 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes appointed him Postmaster of that city, and he was re-appointed by President Chester A. Arthur. He resigned with the election of Grover Cleveland, but it was not accepted until January 1, 1886. In 1884, he purchased the Newark American. In 1887 he was nominated and elected Ohio Lieutenant Governor. He was not re-nominated in 1889. 
 
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  Evelyn Mathilda Spitzer Lyon (1847 - 1905)
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Xenia
Greene County
Ohio, USA
Plot: S-1
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2012
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William Cotter Lyon
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