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Harriet Ellen Sisson Lyon
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1824
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 24, 1916
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

Harriet married Edmund Lyon 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.

June 2, 1916 - Humboldt Republican - Last Saturday the body of Mrs E.B. Lyon, a former resident of Dakota City, was brought here for burial by her son. Rev. Milford H. Lyon, and laid to rest in the family lot by the side of her husband. She died at the home of her eldest son Edwin at Waterloo on Wednesday evening, May 24.

Mrs. Harriet Sisson Lyon came from the old Puritan stock of New England. Her father, Capt. Holder Sisson fought under General Scott in the war of 1812 and was captain of the Chicago militia in the Black Hawk war. Among Mrs. Lyon's earlier remembrances was staying in Fort Dearborn in Chicago in 1832 during the Indian outbreak.

She was born near Evansville, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash March 18, 1824. She was the mother of fourteen children, eight of whom are still living: Edwin at Waterloo,
Andrew at Independence; Charles at Cedar Falls; George at Marshalltown; Wallace at Davenport, all in Iowa; Frank at Los Angeles, California; Milford at Wionna Lake, Indiana, and Lucy Bravinder at Marshall, Minnesota.

Mother Lyon's girlhood was spent on a farm near Lockport, Illinois. She was married to Edwin Lyon in March 1, 1842, and settled in Clayton county this state. So she has been a resident of this state for seventy-two years making her among the earliest settlers. Her stories of hardship, struggles, and privations of those pioneer days were always thrilling. Frequently the indians would come in their canoes and land on the bank of the Turkey Run near the Lyon cabin and peer through the windows at the young mother and children while the husband and father was working out in the little clearing.

The struggle and toils of these early days developed a vigerous character in Harriet Lyon that has been denied to many enjoying present day ease and comforts. Her health had been remarkably good for one of her advanced age even to the very day of her death. She sat at the dinner table at noon that day but at eleven that night she had sunk into that sleep that knows no waking on this earth.

As a young wife and mother of twenty-one she began the Christian life during a series of special meetings and united with the Methodist Episcopal church with which she was connected until coming to this community when she with her husband joined the Congregational church in Humboldt during the pastorate of Rev. C.P. Boardman. After her husband's death twelve years ago she has lived with her children.

The funeral services at Waterloo Friday afternoon was conducted by the pastor of the first congretational church Rev Dr. Parr and her youngest son, Rev Dr. Milford Lyon. The body of the mother of one of Humboldt county's oldest families was consigned to its final resting place. 
 
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 Parents:
  Holder Sisson (1790 - 1878)
  Clarissa Bronson Sisson (1793 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Edmond Burke Lyon (1818 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Ann Lyons Bravinder (1855 - 1932)*
  Lewis S Lyon (1858 - 1895)*
  Mae Henrietta Lyon (1864 - 1885)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emily Sisson (____ - 1836)**
  Harriet Ellen Sisson Lyon (1824 - 1916)
  George W Sisson (1838 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Humboldt
Humboldt County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec 11 Lot 3
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99088280
Harriet Ellen <i>Sisson</i> Lyon
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Harriet Ellen <i>Sisson</i> Lyon
Added by: Geo Clinton
 
Harriet Ellen <i>Sisson</i> Lyon
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