Harold W. Lyon1,2,3

ID# 3585, (1922 - 2005)
FatherWilliam Howard Lyon Jr.4,5,6 (9 Sep 1893 - 22 May 1945)
MotherCatherine H. Wilson4,5,7 (13 Apr 1901 - 5 Dec 1987)

Key Events:

Birth: 3 Feb 1922, Buckley, Illinois8,9,10
Marriage: 7 Aug 1957, Crown Point, Indiana, LaVerda Caldwell Glabe (27 Mar 1920 - 9 Jul 2007)11,12
Death: 18 Jan 200513,14
Burial: Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois15,16
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Harold W. Lyon was born on 3 Feb 1922 in Buckley, Illinois.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Pigeon Grove Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, William Howard Lyon Jr. and Catherine H. Wilson.6 He appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Pigeon Grove Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.17
     Harold was in the U.S. Army in World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946, with the railroad engineers.18,19
     He was as farm laborer at age 18, presumably on the family farm. On the 1940 census his father reported that Harold had worked 72 hours the last week of March.17 Harold was an engineer for the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad for 18 years, then drove a truck for Champaign Asphalt.20
     Harold married LaVerda Caldwell Glabe, daughter of Henry Jacob Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, on 7 Aug 1957 in Crown Point, Indiana.11,12
     Harold and LaVerda moved to Savoy, Illinois, in Nov 1988 living there until their deaths.21
     Harold died on 18 Jan 2005 at age 82.13,14 He was buried in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois.15,16

Children:
     Children with LaVerda Caldwell Glabe:

Harold and LaVerda's daughters are still living.

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  2. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows name as Harold Lyon.
  3. [S3623] William Lyon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows name as Harold Lyon.
  4. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, and includes transcription of undated obituary from News Gazette, showing his parents.
  6. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  7. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows the boy as son of her husband.
  8. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, shows date, and includes photos of tombstone and military plaque showing same, and transcription of undated obituary from News Gazette, showing town and state.
  9. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows year, town, and state.
  10. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows age 8 and state.
  11. [S3630] The News-Gazette, 11 Jul 2007, shows date and city, as Chicago.
  12. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows year, as 1958, town, and state, as Crown Point, Indiana.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, shows date, and includes photos of tombstone and military plaque showing same.
  14. [S1041] "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006," Ancestry.com, record for Harold W Lyon, shows date.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, and includes photos of tombstone and military plaque.
  16. [S1041] "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006," Ancestry.com, record for Harold W Lyon, shows cemetery, town, and state.
  17. [S3623] William Lyon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, includes photo of military plaque showing service, transcription of undated obituary from News Gazette, showing dates and unit.
  19. [S1041] "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006," Ancestry.com, record for Harold W Lyon, shows he was a TEC 4 in the US Army in World War II.
  20. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, includes transcription of undated obituary from News Gazette, showing railroad and trucking occupations.
  21. [S3630] The News-Gazette, 11 Jul 2007.