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 William Remsen Lyman

William Remsen Lyman

Birth
Wayne County, New York, USA
Death 26 Oct 1927 (aged 89)
Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Lyman tomb - Section 10, Lot 34
Memorial ID 70785808 · View Source
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Aged 89 years; died in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Husband by first marriage of the late Mary Adelia Campbell and by second marriage of Alice Ingrahm.

First President of the New Orleans Stock Exchange

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Lyman was the Virginia Military Institute, where Stonewall Jackson was instructor. Mr. Lyman joined the Army of Virginia under Jackson and was made Captain of the Thirty-first Virginia Infantry Regiment.

At the death of General Jackson at Chancellorsville, Mr. Lyman was promoted to a colonelcy in Stuart's Artillery. He saw action in 48 battles of the war.

After the war, he was made president of the firm of Townsend and Lyman, bankers and brokers, and remained with that company until it was succeeded by the Crescent Insurance Company, of which Mr. Lyman was president. In 1902 he became president of the Bank of Ruston. After retiring from business several years ago, he retired to Bay St. Louis.

He was one of the founders of the New Orleans board of prisons and asylums, and was a member of the New Orleans Levee Board, New Orleans School Board, and other organizations. He sponsored the building of the Canal Street Presbyterian Church, the Napoleon Avenue Presbyterian Church, and the Carrollton Avenue Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his second wife, Alice Ingrahm, a niece of Admiral Ingrahm, US Navy, whom he married in 1893. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. George H. Campbell of Baltimore and Mrs. Frank P. Knight also of Baltimore, and two sons, Charles W. Lyman, Crowley, La., and G.V.W. Lyman of New Orleans.


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  • Created by: Barbara Munson
  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70785808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Remsen Lyman (2 Jul 1838–26 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70785808, citing Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Munson (contributor 47376199) .