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William Roy Lyman
Birth: Nov. 30, 1898
Table Rock
Pawnee County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1972
Barstow
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Hall of Fame Football Player. Born in Table Rock, Nebraska, he joined the Canton Bulldogs as a defensive tackle in 1922. He played for thirteen seasons with the Canton Bulldogs 1922, 1923, 1925, Cleveland Bulldogs 1924 and Chicago Bears 1926 to 1934. In his career, he helped the Cleveland Bulldogs win the NFL Championship in 1924 and Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship in 1933. He is also credited for pioneering the sophisticated defensive play of constant shifting and sliding on the line which confused opponents. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin Lyman (1872 - 1953)
  Anna Lavinia Cleaveland Lyman (1874 - 1921)
 
 Siblings:
  William Roy Lyman (1898 - 1972)
  Arthur Lyman (1903 - 1903)*
  Anna Melissa Lyman Payne (1904 - 1986)*
  Margaret Lyman Wilson (1906 - 1973)*
  Mildred Elaine Lyman Tracy (1908 - 2002)*
  Richard Ashley Lyman (1910 - 1926)*
  Elbert Rufus Lyman (1912 - 1972)*
  Lois Adelaide Lyman Mayo (1914 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Suncrest, Lot 1563, Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 34.00554, -118.04907
 
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Record added: Nov 13, 1999
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William Roy Lyman
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William Roy Lyman
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William Roy Lyman
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