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Re: John Lyons of Mississippi
In Response To: John Lyons of Mississippi ()

Hello, John Lyons is the youngest son of Monroe and Nora Lyons. I have a picture of John c. 1899. My grandfather was Fred, b. July 26, 1881: he was the second oldest of seven. The oldest was "uncle" Ira. His son Ira "Bo" Lyons passed away a few years ago in Texas.

Aunt Babe (Willie Bell), Aunt Alice and Aunt Era have long passed away.

The baby, Aunt Nora, or Aunt Sun as we used to call her, lived with most of through the years. Monroe died when Aunt Sun was a baby. Aunt Sun was about 6-7 years old when Nora died. Fred became head of household at an early age and took care of Aunt Sun until she went to go live with Mack Lyons. When Fred married Cassie Lamb in 1908, he retrieved Aunt Sun from his older half brother, Mack. Aunt Sun lost her hearing by the age of 6-7 and never spoke coherently. Only the older children could understand her. She died a few months after Aunt Alice in Richmond, CA.

My grandfather, Fred, died in 1974 in Lancaster, CA. He is buried there with many other family members. Most of the Mississippi Lyons that you are referring to migrated to California, or stayed in Texas.

Now, my older aunts and uncles have a lot of stories about Uncle John and have insight to his untimely and very suspicious death.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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