|Lyons, William Sr. (1853 - 1939)|
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 4/13/1939
WILLIAM LYONS, SR. DIES SUDDENLY
William Henry Lyon was born in Oregon, Dane County, Wis., Dec. 13, 1853. When he was 12 years old his parents moved on a farm at Northfield, Wis. in Jackson County. Here he grew to manhood and worked for his father.
In 1901 he was married to Luetia Cray Calvin. To this union was born one son, Archie. In 1904 they moved to Alma Center and in 1921 came to Greenwood, Clark County, where they have since resided.
Mr. Lyon passed away Sunday, April 9, 1939 at 8:30 a.m. from a heart attack.
A prayer was said by Rev. P. H. Franzmeier on Tuesday, April 11, 1939 at the Schiller Funeral Home at 12:30 and the body was taken to Alma Center, where a service was held at the Methodist Church, with Rev. C.R. Gaylord of Greenwood officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Stanford Cemetery at Alma Center.
He is survived by his wife and son, three grandsons, Harold, William Jr. and Gerald Lyon, His daughter-in-law, Lucille and a brother in Montana.
Mr. Lyon was of a quiet and unassuming nature and was respected and loved by all who knew him.
The pallbearers at Greenwood were H.R. Baird, Adolph Schwarze, Wm. Steiger, Morris Emerson, Albert Schwarze, Harry Hogue.
The pallbearers at Alma Center were Chas. Ringrose, Carl Hall, Paul Chapman, Ben Gabrell, J. Haff and Tib Wheaton.
The choir sang two number, Face to Face and Jesus Pilot Me at the church.
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