Lyons Family Obituaries of
Newark Valley

Contributed By: Sherlene Belden

Obituary published in the September 12, 1895 edition of the Owego Gazette.
(JONATHON) COREY LYONS, aged 90 years and six months, died at his home in the east ward Saturday morning at nine o'clock. Mr. LYONS was one of the first settlers on what is now known as Shepard Creek Road, near Lockwood and from there he removed to Waverly. He leaves of his immediate family five daughters and two sons; also, two brothers in the west. His funeral was held at his home Monday at two o'clock. Interment in his farm cemetery.

Obituary published in the July 15, 1891 edition of the Waverly Free Press, Page 2.
MRS. SUSAN LYON(s), wife of J. C. LYON(s), died at her home in the east ward, Sunday, June 28th, at the advanced age of eighty-two years. She was a highly respected woman, and one much esteemed by all who knew her. For many years she had been a consistent member of the M. E. church. The funeral was held Wednesday, July 1st, from the house, Rev. W. L. Thorpe officiating. The interment was in King cemetery, near Lockwood.

Obituary published in the Jan 4, 1890 edition of the Waverly Free Press (Vol. 23, No.1), pg. 2.
HENRY LYONS, the oldest resident of the town of Barton, died at his residence, Lockwood, on Tuesday, December 31st, 1889. He was born in the town of Barton, September 5, 1797 and had never resided in any other place. From early manhood, he was industrious and prudent, and in the course of time succeeded in accumulating a nice property, so that in his old age he had enough to provide himself with a comfortable living.

For the past twelve or fifteen years, he has been in declining health and during the past five or six years has not attempted to transact any kind of business.

He was a son of Justus LYONS, who came into this town from Orange county nearly one hundred years ago. His mother (Anna BUCHANAN) was a first cousin of James BUCHANAN, eighteenth president of the United States.

Mr. LYONS was three times married. His first wife was Paulina DEAN by whom he had seven children: Justus C. LYONS, now living in Montana, Polly M. BROWN, wife of Ezra BROWN, of Waverly, Cynthia, now deceased, who was the wife of John TOZER, Cordelia T. GRAY, wife of James GRAY, Watkins, NY., Calista LYONS, deceased, Paulina SWARTWOOD, wife of James SWARTWOOD, Iowa and Sarah A. BROWN, wife of Sylvester BROWN, Kansas.

His second wife was Sally BROWN and by her he had five children. Julia Ann, wife of Edward HYATT, now deceased, Joseph LYONS, Kansas, Victoria E, deceased, John B. LYONS and Ella LYONS, Kansas.

His third wife was Mrs. Huldah THORP, who still survives him.

In politics, Mr. LYONS, was a Whig and in 1820 cast his first presidential vote for the unsuccessful candidate, John Quincy Adams. When the Republican party was organized, he became an enthusiastic member of it, and has constantly stood by the watchword "Freedom and right against slavery and wrong".

In early life he held no fixed religious principles, but later he came to look upon these things in a different light, and finally heartily embraced the religion of the Gospel and attached himself to the Methodist Episcopal church of which he died a member.

He was respected as a citizen and neighbor, and at the good old age of 92, fell asleep to open his eyes on the realities of the state beyond the river.

His funeral was held from his late residence on Friday, and as his remains were deposited in mother earth it was done with the full assurance that through Grace his spirit had entered upon a life of perpetual joy and happiness.

Obituary published in the Oct 28, 1893 edition (probably in the Waverly Free Press), Vol 26, No 42.
MRS. HULDAH LYONS, widow of the late Henry LYONS, died at her home in Lockwood last Sunday afternoon. She was seventy-three years of age and, with her husband, had been a resident of that vicinity for more than fifty years. She was a truly consistent Christian woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. Two children survive her, L. D. THORPE, of Myersville, Pa., and Mrs. David SPRINGER, of Salamanca. One brother is also living, Ira DAVENPORT, of Elmira. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from her late home, conducted by Rev. S. B. Keeney, pastor of the M. E. church of Lockwood, of which she was a member. The interment was in the family burial ground.

Obituary published on page 5, in the April 14, 1902 edition of The Daily Commonwealth, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

DAVID LYONS, an old and highly respected resident of this city died at the family residence, No. 20 Eighth street, Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. The deceased was born in Tioga County, New York, December 24, 1809 and came west with his family in 1842 and located in McHenry county, Ill., remaining there during the winter and in the spring of 1843, came to Fond du Lac. It is said that he was the first man to locate on the ledge in the town of Empire. He lived there until fourteen years ago when he went to Jackson, Tenn., where he resided ten years, after which he returned to this city and moved in to the home in which he died. The deceased was married Sept. 1, 1831, to Miss Sarah HANNA who is now left to survive him. He is also survived by the following children, Mrs. D. C. WHITE, and Alanson P., of this city; William T., of Nebraska; and Ransom E., of Bruce, Wis. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and thirty-nine great grandchildren, and on great great grandchild. The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. W. Thompson officiating. Interment will be at the Empire. Friends will please omit flowers.

Obituary published on page 5, in the April 18, 1907 edition of The Daily Reporter, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
MRS. SARAH HANNAH LYONS, widow of the late David LYONS, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Alanson P. LYONS, 33 East Ninth street. She is survived by two sons, Alanson P. LYONS, William T. LYONS of Omaha, Neb., also one step son Ransom E. LYONS of Bruce, Wis.

Sarah HANNAH was born in Tiaga (Tioga) county, New York, November 11, 1814, and was married to David LYONS September 1, 1831. To this union were born four children, Mrs. S. M. WHITE, formerly Anna D. LYONS, Alanson P., George F., and William T. LYONS. Mrs. LYONS was among the earliest settlers in the town of Empire, coming to this town in 1842. 1888 Mr. and Mrs. LYONS went to Jackson, Tenn., where they resided for ten years, coming back to this town in the fall of 1897. Buying a house on Eighth street, she resided there till the death of her daughter, Mrs. WHITE, two years ago, since which time she has made her home with her children. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home of her son, Alanson P. LYONS, 33 Ninth street to Empire cemetery. Rev. Wiltsee will officiate. Friends will please omit flowers.

Mrs. ROSE McCOY LYONS, widow of Francis (Drake) LYONS (b. in Tioga Co, NY, son of Justus Lyons & Anna Buchanan), died Jan. 30, 1917 at Lincoln, Nebraska, after an illness of two weeks, having two paralytic strokes on the first day of her illness and the third five days later. She was buried on Lot 6097 Wynka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska. She is survived by six children, Ernestine, Rose, Frank, John, Cora and Henry.

NOTE: JAMES B. is actually JOSEPH BARKER LYONS.
Joseph Barker LYONS was born 30 Mar 1814 in Factoryville, Tioga Co, NY, the son of Fracis Drake LYONS and Rose McCOY Obituary 19 Nov 1914 10:4 Colorado Springs Gazette
James B. LYONS, aged 56 years, died yesterday at his home, 225 North Weber street. He is survived by his widow, three children and two brothers, Henry and F. F. (Frank Freemont) LYONS, both of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

November 20 1914 5:2 Colorado Springs Gazette
The funeral of Joseph B. Lyons, aged 56, who died Wednesday at his home 225 North Weber Street will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the D.F. Law undertaking rooms. Internment will be in Evergreen Cemetery Colorado Springs. Lodge No.140 I.O.O.F of which he was a member, will have charge of the burial service. Members are requested to be at the undertaking rooms at 2:30 o’clock.


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