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 John Caleb Lyon

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John Caleb Lyon

  • Birth 4 May 1849 Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 19 May 1917 Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Lot 212 N Grave 3 SW
  • Memorial ID 9623098

A member of a family of five children, John C. Lyon was born May 4, 1849 in Van County, Iowa, where he received his education through the medium of the common schools. When the Civil War broke, he enlisted in Company A, First Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, and served two years having seen active service at Little Rock, Ark., Perry Grove and at other points. The Greater part of the time he was under the command of Gen. A. J. Smith, but at the close of the war was under Gen. George A. Custer as his private orderly. When the his military duties were over, Mr. Lyon went back to Iowa and engaged in farming.

Civil War Union Veteran - Military Service from 2/25/1864 to 2/15/1866. Company A, First Iowa Volunteer Calvary. Member GAR. Honorable Discharge on 2/15/1866 at Austin Texas. Source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of California and Pacific.

Bio by: Gary Balonek


Family Members

Gravesite Details Civil War Union Veteran. Company A 1st Iowa Cavalry. Born Germany. Member GAR. Source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of California and Pacific

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  • Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 17 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9623098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Caleb Lyon (4 May 1849–19 May 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9623098, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Shiver (contributor 46539565) .