|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1818|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1903|
Edmund was the son of Richard Lyon (a methodist minister) and Mary Ann Murch. He married Harriet Sisson on March 18, 1833 at Lockport, IL. They were the parents of 14 children: William Penn, Clarissa (Clara), Edwin Holder, Edmond Clayton, Andrew Jackson, Charles Wesley, George Monroe, Lucy Anna, Frank W, Louis S, Wallace William, Henrietta Mae, Harriet Ellen, and Milford Hall.
Sept 17, 1903 - Humboldt County Independent - E.B. Lyon, as he was familiarly known when living here, died at the home of his son, Rev. M. H. Lyon at Wheaton, Illinois, September 8, 1903, of old age and physical decay. Funeral services were held at Wheaton at which Rev. Ferris, of one of the Congregational churches at that place officiated, assisted by Rev. Carr at one time pastor of the Congregational church at Humboldt. Rev. M.H. Lyon is pastor of the other Congregational Church at Wheaton and Rev. Carr is now located in Chicago.
The body was brought to Humboldt for burial escorted by the son Frank W., of Iowa Falls, Iowa, who was in attendance at the funeral and was placed in the family plot in Union Cemetery on Thursday, September 10, 1903. The burial services and escort to the grave being in charge of Eastern Star Lodge No. l95, A.F. and A.M., of which order Mr. Lyon had long been a member. The Lodge was assisted by the Rev. M.D. Reed, of the Humboldt Congregational church and a large number of members of the O.E.S. and old neighbors and friends of the family when here followed the remains and witnessed the solemn and impressive ceremony.
A choir consisting of Mrs. T.G. Ferreby, Mrs. W.C. Strong, Dr. H.C. Doan, and C.J. Spayde gave appropriate music at the grave. S.G. Winne, D.W. Kronskup, L.E. Willey, and H.C. Doan, of the local lodge were pall bearers.
Mr. Lyon was born at Camden, New York Feb. 12th, 1818. Later came to Illinois where he was married March 18, 1833 to Harriet Sisson at Lockport in that state. During that year he came to Iowa, landing in the state at the mouth of the Turkey river in Clayton county and stopping for a time at the little old village of Millville about four miles from the mouth of that stream. He lived for many years in Clayton county and is known as one of its old settlers. He afterwards lived in Alamakee county and other counties of eastern Iowa coming later to Benton county settling near LaPorte City in Black Hawk county.
Mr. Lyon was in his prime a vigorous thinker and feared not to express an opinion on any subject upon which he was posted. He was at one time while a resident of Clayton county elected sheriff which then carried with it the duties of assessor. He had then a young family to provide for, and the assessment of the country and enumeration of the people involved a trip over land through a country infested by hostile Indians, or up and back on the Mississippi river by canoe to the town of Mendota at the junction of the Minnesota river with the Mississippi opposite Fort Snelling, as all the territory of the Minnesota or St. Peters river was at this time attached to Iowa territory and Clayton Co., which county by the way also included the territory in which Humboldt county is now situated. Under these circumstances Mr. Lyon felt that it would not be justice to his family to accept and so he declined the office and another man was appointed. The official went up the river but he never returned.
Mr. Lyon moved to Humboldt county and settled at Dakota City in 1884 soon after the building of the Tama and Hawarden branch of the C. & N.W. railway. He built a comfortable residence on Prospect Hill just north of the court house, the present residence of A.H. Smith and wife. He bought a hardware store and stock in Dakota City which he afterwards moved to Humboldt and conducted for a considerable time in the Sand or Colby block. Owing to failing health and advancing age he later closed out all business affairs and went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Burke at Iowa Falls.
His home has been for sometime past with his son Rev. M.H. Lyon at whose home he died. He leaves sons: Wallace, Edwin, Edmond, Charlie, George M., Frank W, and Milford, the two last of whom will be remembered as living with the family here, and Mrs. A.A. Bravender who lives in this county, his wife also survives him and lives with her son Rev. M.H. at Wheaton.
So runs the world away. Our old friend with his eighty-five and one half years has served his day and generation well and entered into a richly earned rest. His works do follow him.
Mary A Murch Lyon Pearson (1796 - 1880)
Harriet Ellen Sisson Lyon (1824 - 1916)
Lucy Ann Lyon Bravinder (1855 - 1932)*
Lewis S Lyon (1858 - 1895)*
Mae Henrietta Lyon (1864 - 1885)*
Edmond Burke Lyon (1818 - 1903)
George W Pearson (1823 - 1900)*
Richard M. Pearson (1831 - 1900)*
Plot: Sec 1 Lot 3
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99090418