William Howard Lyon Jr.1,2,3

ID# 3586, (1893 - 1945)
FatherWilliam Howard Lyon Sr.3,4 (22 Nov 1868 - 21 Jan 1929)
MotherEmily Fuerst3,5,6 (14 Apr 1868 - 6 Oct 1939)

Key Events:

Birth: 9 Sep 1893, 828 Brooklyn St., St. Louis, Missouri7,8,9
Marriage: before 1920, Catherine H. Wilson (13 Apr 1901 - 5 Dec 1987)10,11,12
Death: 22 May 194513
Burial: Ridgeland Township Cemetery, Thawville, Iroquois Co., Illinois12

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Howard Lyon Jr. was born on 9 Sep 1893 in 828 Brooklyn St., St. Louis, Missouri.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of St. Louis, Missouri, in the household of his parents, William Howard Lyon Sr. and Emily Fuerst.4
     His family moved to Illinois, home state of both parents, before 1910. He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Artesia Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.14
     William registered for the draft for World War I on 5 Jun 1917, while living at Buckley, Iroquois Co., Illinois, reporting he was employed as as a farm laborer by "W. H. Lyons," presumably his father.15 William was a private in the U.S. Army in World War I.16
     William married Catherine H. Wilson before 1920.10,11,12
     William appeared with Catherine, on the 1920 Federal Census of Artesia Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.17
     William and Catherine appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Pigeon Grove Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, enumerated 24 Apr 1930, reporting that they rented their home. Their children Harold, Charles and Paul were listed as living with them, as was Lester Ronna, a 21-year-old farm laborer, listed as a boarder.18
     William and Catherine appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Pigeon Grove Twp., Iroquois Co., Illinois, enumerated 2 May 1940, reporting they owned their home, and the family had lived in the same house in 1935. Their children Harold, Charles and Paul were listed as living with them.19
     William registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at Cissna Park, Iroquois Co., Illinois, reporting he was self-employed, in the same town.1
     He was a farm laborer on his parents' farm as a young man, and later a farmer on his own. In the 1940 census he reported he had worked 60 hours the last week of March.20,21,19
     William died on 22 May 1945 at age 51.13 He was buried in Ridgeland Township Cemetery, Thawville, Iroquois Co., Illinois.12

Children:
     Children with Catherine H. Wilson:

  • Harold W. Lyon22,23,18 (3 Feb 1922 - 18 Jan 2005)
  • Charles Robert Lyon18,19 (15 Sep 1923 - 4 Jan 2011)
  • Paul E. Lyon18,19 (13 Feb 1925 - 9 Apr 1981)

Citations

  1. [S3625] William Howard Lyon, Jr., Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  2. [S3627] William H. Lyon Sr. household, 1920 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows name as William H. Lyon Jr.
  3. [S3624] Registry of Births, City of St. Louis, , 1893 pg 156, no. 7660, Wm. H. Lyon.
  4. [S3629] William Lyon household, 1900 U.S. Census, St. Louis City, Missouri.
  5. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20516621, Emma Fuerst Lyon, includes image of unidentified obituary showing him as her son.
  6. [S3629] William Lyon household, 1900 U.S. Census, St. Louis City, Missouri, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S3624] Registry of Births, City of St. Louis, , 1893 pg 156, no. 7660, Wm. H. Lyon, shows date and address.
  8. [S3625] William Howard Lyon, Jr., Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows date, city, and state.
  9. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20516709, William Howard Lyon, Jr, shows date, city, and state, and includes tombstone photo showing year and photo of military marker showing date.
  10. [S3627] William H. Lyon Sr. household, 1920 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows each of them as married but not on subsequent lines as is traditional, her as daughter-in-law of his father, and he was the only son shown as married.
  11. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows married, with his first marriage at age 26 and hers at 18.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20516709, William Howard Lyon, Jr and memorial #20516596, Catherine H Wilson Lyon, both include photo of joint tombstone.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20516709, William Howard Lyon, Jr, shows year, and includes tombstone photo showing year and photo of military marker showing date.
  14. [S3628] William H. Lyon household, 1910 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  15. [S3626] William H. Lyon, Jr., World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, second page, with date missing; date deduced from from used.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 20516709, William Howard Lyon, Jr, shows WWI veteran, and includes photo of military marker showing service.
  17. [S3627] William H. Lyon Sr. household, 1920 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  18. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  19. [S3623] William Lyon household, 1940 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois.
  20. [S3627] William H. Lyon Sr. household, 1920 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farm laborer, industry as home farm.
  21. [S3622] William H. Lyon household, 1930 U.S. Census, Iroquois Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer, industry as general farm.
  22. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064399, Harold W. Lyon, and includes transcription of undated obituary from News Gazette, showing his parents.