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Lyons, New York, USA

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Lyons, Wayne, New York, USA
Lyons is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 5,831 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Lyons (usually now spelled Lyon), France.

The Town of Lyons is in the south-central part of the county and contains a village also named Lyons. The village is located on the Erie Canal, and is the county seat of Wayne County.Wikipedia


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The first white settlers, the Featherly and Stansell families, made their way to what was to become Lyons in May 1789.

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In 1796 Charles Williamson gave the settlement the name of Lyons, because the topography was similar to Lyon, France.

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1811 - The Town of Lyons is formed.

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(Lyons) - Peppermint was the cash crop for many farmers in the mid 1800’s. Hotchkiss, Hale and Parshall are synonymous with the distillation of peppermint oil.

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1854 - The Village of Lyons is incorporated.

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News  1888 - Perpetual Motion
David Jennings, of Lyons, N.Y., who has spent twenty-one years and $30,000 in experiments, claimed...Read MORE...

News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Sixty Miles An Hour.
Lyons, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The wind is blowing at the rate of 60 miles an...Read MORE...

News  1896 - The Hotel Baltzel Burned
LYONS, N Y, Jan. 8 The Hotel Baltzel, the largest hotel in Wayne county, was partially destroyed by ...Read MORE...

News  1907 - FELL BETWEEN CENTRAL TRACKS
Lyons Man Escapes Being Run Down by a Train.

LYONS, May 1. - Patrick Murphy, a New York Central...Read MORE...

1916
Lyons, a banking post-village, capital of Wayne co., N.Y., in Lyons township (town), on the Erie...Read MORE...

(Lyons) - In December 1920, the large school on the corner of William and Lawrence Streets burned to the ground, resulting in the death of two students.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Adams
flag   Charles Hamilton ADAMS (2 February 1851, Lyons, New York, USA - 3 August 1852, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   John Hamilton ADAMS (12 November 1824, Lyons, New York, USA - 4 March 1898, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   Walter Wood ADAMS (22 August 1848, Lyons, New York, USA - 14 June 1913, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)) gravestone

Barclay
flag   John Abram BARCLAY (3 February 1859, Lyons, New York, USA - 2 April 1926, Orlando, Florida, USA) gravestone

BULLOCK
US Civil War Soldiers flag   John W. BULLOCK (1824, Lyons, New York, USA - 1 July 1878, Elyria, Ohio, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


ADAMS
flag   Charles Hamilton ADAMS (2 February 1851, Lyons, New York, USA - 3 August 1852, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone

Dashney
flag   Howard Louis DASHNEY (25 May 1898, Auburn, New York, USA - 17 August 1946, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   John J DASHNEY (2 April 1924, Auburn, New York, USA - 27 February 1985, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   Robert H DASHNEY (14 December 1922, Auburn, New York, USA - 25 January 1962, Lyons, New York, USA)
    Valerie Jean DASHNEY (30 July 1951, - 18 February 1991, Lyons, New York, USA)

DeCola
flag   Gloria DECOLA (11 November 1926, , New York, USA - 17 January 1994, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone

Fratangelo
flag   Louise FRATANGELO (4 September 1915, Galen, New York, USA (Clyde) - 17 July 1973, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone

Shorey
flag   Grace E SHOREY (01 March 1900, Auburn, New York, USA - 20 June 1977, Lyons, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1949
John J DASHNEY (2 April 1924 - 27 February 1985) & Gloria DECOLA (11 November 1926 - 17 January 1994)
married 17 September 1949
 

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