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 William “Willie” Lyons

William “Willie” Lyons

Birth
Death 25 Dec 1895
Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 289, unmarked
Memorial ID 22583 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. He was killed by a man named Lee Shelton on Christmas Eve in 1895 at a saloon on 11th and Morgan (now Delmar) in St. Louis. Lyons and Shelton were actually friends but something caused an argument between them, causing an altercation which then resulted in Shelton's shooting of Lyons. This incident became immortalized in the song "Stagger Lee."

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 4 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22583
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Willie” Lyons (unknown–25 Dec 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22583, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .