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 Elizabeth Harvey <I>Baxter</I> Lyon

Elizabeth Harvey Baxter Lyon

Greater Manchester, England
Death 6 Sep 1928 (aged 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 05 011 7
Memorial ID 127853 · View Source
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Daughter of Isaac Baxter and Elizabeth Harvey

Married Luther Peet Lyon, 24 Aug 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Luther Phynis Lyon, Ellen Amanda Lyon, Warren Harvey Lyon, Stella Elizabeth Lyon, Elizabeth Baxter Lyon, Emolyn Louise Lyon, Mary Peet Lyon, George Harlan Lyon, Charles Lyon

Biography - Elizabeth Harvey Baxter was born in Manchester, England, November 17, 1847. She was the eleventh child of Elizabeth Harvey and Isaac Baxter. There were twelve children in this family--five boys and seven girls.

The father was a tinner and died in 1860 in Manchester, England, April 27th. There are still three trunks made of tin which he made in England. At the time of the father's death, there were three sons and three daughters living. The oldest son, John, remained in England. (The other two boys went to Australia with a company of young men when England called them to go and populate that country). He remained there all of his life and reared a family of twelve children.

The mother and the two youngest girls sailed for America. They joined the Church in 1863 and sailed to America on the ship, John L. Boyd. It sailed April 30th from Liverpool, England with 633 Saints under the direction of William W. Cluff and landed in New York on June 1st. From there they went by train to Florence, Nebraska. There they were met by men from the valley with their oxen and wagons. They were then brought to Salt Lake City.

When they arrived in Salt Lake, August 29, 1863, they camped where the City and County Building now stands. Later she moved into a house in the 2nd Ward. The house was owned by Phinias Young who was then Bishop of that ward. She was now 18 years old. She taught Sunday School at that age and later she met and married the Bishop of the Ward, Luther P. Lyon.

They lived in Salt Lake until they had a family of four children. The first and the fourth child died in infancy. In 1873 they moved to Murray with their one living child, Warren. In this town they spent the remainder of their lives. They had five more children while living in Murray.

Grandma Lyon was an ardent church worker. She worked in Relief Society, Sunday School, Primary and YWMIA. She spent the last few years of her life visiting. She did a remarkable amount of temple work for her family as well as friends. She died at the home of J. A. Turnbow in Salt Lake City, Utah.

During her life she was acquainted with Martin Harris who was one of the three witnesses. He bore to her the living testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, John R. Murdock Company (1863); Age at departure: 15

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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127853
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Harvey Baxter Lyon (17 Nov 1847–6 Sep 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127853, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .