Biographies of Whiteside County, IL 1885
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Biographies Whiteside Co 1885 > Marcus Lyon
25 Jul 2005

Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL

Marcus Lyon, general farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 6, Tampico Township, was born in Medina Co., O., Feb. 27, 1845, his parents being Daxter and Sarah A. (Vaughn) Lyon, who after marriage, emigrated to Illinois, when Marcus was five years of age, settling in Mr. Pleasant Township, this county (Whiteside). Mr. Lyon, the subject of this biographical notice, was educated at the district schools and at Morrison, and remained an inmate of his paternal home until he was 25 years of age, when Feb. 28, 1870, he was married in Wyoming, Jones Co., Iowa, to Miss Minerva Miller, a native of Indiana, who was reared and educated, in Iowa, where her parents are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon have become the parents of seven children, namely: Lottie, Lewis, Gracie, Hubert, Katie, Rhoda and Martha. The last named is deceased. After marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lyon settled on a farm of 120 acres in Mr. Pleasant Township, this county, where they lived until March, 1875, when they moved to Tampico. Here Mr. L had purchased a quarter section of good land, and after settling on the same bought 80 acres more on section 6, so that he now has a fine farm of 240 acres, all improved. In his political views, Mr. Lyon is a Republican.




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